Just one look at Sophie Goldsworthy’s website will have you thinking “if only I could take photos like that!” Well, of course, Sophie is a professional photographer with years of experience, but she does have some good tips for amateurs. These 5 points (as appeared in Prima magazine) should help you to take great photos.
1. Flattering Poses
There are plenty of poses your subject can adopt to look better!
- Get them to turn their body away, so they aren’t full on to the camera, then turn their heads to look at you.
- Position them in profile, looking out at something.
- Stand on a chair or step and ask them to look up at you, this makes them appear slimmer (and hides any hint of a double chin!).
3. Action Shots
To view Sophie Goldsworthy’s photographs, visit her website sophiegoldsworthy.com. Sophie also has an excellent book “The Rough Guide to Digital Photography” which has had amazing reviews in the press (see below). You can buy the book on Amazon.
Mail on Sunday – Book of the Week
‘For some people, digital photography is still rather complicated. Thank goodness, then, for The Rough Guide To Digital Photography by Sophie Goldsworthy. It tells you all you need to know, from choosing the right camera to the mysteries of the “digital darkroom”.’