5 Tips For Helping People Relax In Front of Camera

Last Updated on August 24, 2015 by PixelPluck

5 Tips for helping people relax in front of camera.If your are doing a portrait shoot then its your responsibility as a photographer to make your subject relaxed. Especially if your subject is not used to posing in front of camera. When it comes to Photographing kids, it could go anyway. They will either enjoy a lot or just become impatient.

Here are few simple tips which will help you to get the best out of them and get a more natural portrait with correct expressions.

1. Get to know your subject: Even if it’s just a little small talk, you’ve got to take a second to break the ice with some informal conversation. Be natural and real.  It helps them feel safe and open to give you their genuine selves at a portrait session.

2. Give your clients time to relax:
Start off your shoot by striking a conversation. Ask how their day has been going or compliment their attire. The more comfortable your client is with you as a photographer, the more natural your shots will look in the end.

3. Explain how the photo-shoot will work:
Discuss the process of the shoot. The less that is left upto the imagination, the better. This provides a stress-free environment and makes sure that both you and your subject are on the same page.

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4. Be specific when giving instructions:
Often times, photographers give general commands such as, “Act natural” The more specific you are in your instructions, the more comfortable your client will feel. Tell your subject exactly what to do.

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5. Have clients move into a pose:
Once you have posed a client, have them relax from this pose and then move back into the pose again. This cause the shot to look less stiff and posed – and ultimately more natural.


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So these were our 5 Tips For Helping People Relax In Front of Camera. What do you do to make people relaxed? Share with us in comments below.

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