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Seriously, this is not driven by anything specific I have seen today - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
June 26th, 2009
01:47 pm


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Seriously, this is not driven by anything specific I have seen today

If you want to display workmanship on something like a corset, please:

If possible, get someone else to take the pictures. Not just because mirrors have issues, but because you have much more trouble getting the right angle.

Try to take the picture on the level with the item in question. If it's a corset being worn, then take the picture at about waist height. From normal standing height you get a fore-shortened view of something like a corset.

Take pictures from front, side and back. Three quarters view might be artistic, but it messes with an understanding of the shape of the corset.

Use good lighting.

And remember, above all else, you are trying to show off the corset, not your artistic ability to pose for or frame pictures. If the corset is more obscured than shown, you are defeating your own purpose.

Yes, you end up with something straight out of a textbook... but isn't that the point?

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Date:June 26th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, goodness, yes! I get so frustrated with pictures wondering if something is even or something and they are taking a 3/4 view picture of themselves in a Myspace pose with one arm in the air. NOT HELPFUL!!!

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Date:June 26th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
In addition try to use a 50mm or longer lens, (this is for a 35mm like camera) Any wider lens will make the objects in the foreground appear larger than those farther back. (Though it might be fun to make your subjects boobs look extra large, that is not the point of this kind of photograph.) For a 35mm camera a 90mm lens is considered a portrait lens. You have to stand a bit farther back to frame things but the distortion is dramatically reduced.

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