Modest Models lead to Better Portraits


One of the first things I learnt during my studies at the Hallmark Institute of Photography was just because an image has an attractive subject doesn’t mean that it is a good photo. Sadly many photographers assume that having having attractive models instantly makes there photographs good.

How you dress you models greatly impacts how good the final image is. When photographers photograph scantly clad models their apparel, or lack there of, will be distract from the models face. When an image is lit to emphasis the models body or cloth instead of the face the image no longer a portrait but a fashion or glamour image.

Having modestly dressed models leads to better portraits because it focuses the views attention on the face and not on there body or cloth. 



Photographer/Retoucher at Ryan Watkins Photography
Portrait and Wedding Photographer catering to Clare, Mt Pleasant, and Midland, Michigan. Ready to travel anywhere in the state.

Graduate from the Hallmark Institute of Photography and recipient the Highest Academic Honor.

Published in several magazines including Shutterbug, Digital Photo, Outdoor Photographer, and PDNedu.

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