When it comes to photographing a couple that is noticeably different height-wise, you can end up with images that accidentally accentuate this fact. And that can affect the overall composition. Here’s a guide by Focus Wedding photographer team to make it look good:
Focus Toronto wedding photographer team thinks composition is key when taking a photo of two people. But if one person is taller than the other, their height can affect your ability to compose your shot well. If you want both halves of the couple looking in roughly the same direction and neither looks like they’re half-lying down or slouching, you need to position them so that their heights don’t interfere with the composition.
Someone who’s taller than their partner is more of a challenge to photograph. When the couple faces each other, for example, unless one or both of them bend/lean down significantly or they both wear very flat shoes, the shorter individual isn’t going to be able to rest their chin on their partner’s head and your image won’t look balanced.
We recommend that you can get around the height problem by placing your couple so it appears they’re looking at each other from behind. By leading with their chins and having them look in opposite directions, you’ll be able to get a better composition than if they were facing each other head-on.
You can set up your couple in a way that makes them look good, but if they’re standing in front of an ugly background it’ll mar the overall shot. Find somewhere outdoors or indoors with visually interesting things all around to provide a great background for your couple.
Focus Wedding photographer Toronto Team recommend this if Maybe your couple is the same height! Just like in The Social Network, make sure you pay attention to which way they’re facing. You can even plant one person’s foot slightly in front of the other to create an interesting effect where the images aren’t perfectly aligned.
If your couple is of a significantly different height, you can use a lens that exaggerates perspective to make that fact less noticeable. Using a telephoto lens makes the space between objects appear larger as they get further from the camera, which can also help give an illusion of balance in your image if one person happens to be much taller than the other.
Even if you get everything about your composition just right, something can be off in one of the images. That’s why it’s good to snap a few shots of each pose so you have options to choose from later on after they’ve had more time to stand in the same spot and smile naturally.
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