When it comes to shooting portraits, there are plenty of tricks you can pull off to make someone’s flaws less visible. Koldunov Brothers have created a video with tips for photographing someone with a double chin and making this bodily feature less prominent. You don’t need Photoshop or makeup, only a couple of lighting, posing or perspective tricks.
1. Head forward and down
When posing (or directing) a model, make them move their head a bit forward and down. Don’t make them stand like they’re taking a passport photo. After all, I think we all look like we have a double chin in those. Take a look at the difference. On the right is the photo with the model’s head posed like this to hide the double chin:
You can try having the model to change the pose completely, and not just move the head. Have them rotate their body slightly, and turn your head towards you. Here’s an example:
3. Create a shadow
Changing the direction of the light can make the model’s double chin appear less obvious. You can try an overhead lighting setup like this and end up with great results.
4. Shoot from above
You can slightly change the angle when photographing someone with a double chin. Instead of directing the camera straight at their eye level, raise it above that level and take a photo slightly from above:
5. Shoot from a close range
Finally, you can choose a bit wider lens and get closer to your subject. Although, while this method reduces the double chin, you need to count on perspective distortion.
So, which of these tricks do you use when you want to make a double chin less visible? Are there any others you would like to share with us? Post your thoughts in the comments.
[How to photograph a person with a double chin | Koldunov Brothers]