I find there is quite a difference photographing men to photographing portraits of women. The way I shoot and approach my subjects anyway. Perhaps I’ve changed over the years and become a bit seasoned with age. Don’t know for sure.
Posing, editing, lighting, all these I do a little differently. It has been said that one should first learn the rules extremely well, and only then one can or should be able, if one wants, to break them.[read more]
Shoot one style to the point there is no ‘thinking’ involved. Then test the boundaries.
It all goes back to what the photo, or you and the model, are communicating. For example, having the shoulders of the model square on to the camera is normally a pose for a man or boy. Women often, one might pose with one shoulder back and the other forward. One pose is more aggressive than the other. One might be interpreted to invite you in whereas the other might be telling you to piss off.
One of the aspects of photographing men I’ve come to like is being able to play more with textures and contrasts in the editing. Generally, it is frowned upon to show a woman’s ‘flaws’. Again, it’s all about how and what you are trying to communicate. A bit of what is accepted and what people want to view.
That said, check out these few photos of Jordan. He should likely be modelling but that’s up to him. [/read]
Photos of Jordan
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