PhotoCamel: Your friendly photo community, with free discussion forums, digital photography reviews, photo sharing, galleries, downloads, blogs, photography contests, and prizes.
PhotoCamel Directory Photo of the Week Photo of the Week
 

Go Back   PhotoCamel - Your Friendly Photography Forum > The Photographer > Tutorials

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-01-2007   #51
Vicuna
 
NikonShooter's Avatar
 
Posts: 102
NikonShooter is just really niceNikonShooter is just really niceNikonShooter is just really niceNikonShooter is just really niceNikonShooter is just really niceNikonShooter is just really nice
CamelKarma: 501
Default Re: The 1-3-2 Posing Technique

Excellent technique! Relatively simple yet it makes such a big difference!

Thanks!


__________________
Members don't see ads in threads. Register your free account today and become a member of PhotoCamel to open up the site's many benefits and features.
NikonShooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2010   #52
Vicuna
 
Troy's Avatar
 
Location: Chatt town...Tenn
Posts: 190
Troy is a glorious beacon of lightTroy is a glorious beacon of lightTroy is a glorious beacon of lightTroy is a glorious beacon of lightTroy is a glorious beacon of lightTroy is a glorious beacon of lightTroy is a glorious beacon of lightTroy is a glorious beacon of light
CamelKarma: 1031
Default Re: The 1-3-2 Posing Technique

I just want to say WOW thank you...Benji.
This has been, without a doubt, the most informative photography tutorial/tip Ive ever read!!
Hopefully someday all the things you have mentioned here...will be second nature to me.
A+++ props!
Thank You,
Troy
Troy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2010   #53
Alpaca
 
Location: Northern California
Posts: 3
AaronKPhoto is on a distinguished road
CamelKarma: 23
Editing OK?: No
Default Re: The 1-3-2 Posing Technique

Hey. I'm new here, but I've got a few comments.

This style was popular in the 80's. Seems a bit stiff and posed for these days. Just my opinion, I'm new here, but I've been shooting for a long time.

Posing with the angles you have is very good technically (aside from the "catcher's mitt and claw" hands in the first), but when they look so, well, "posed", it's usually a turn off. Try to get them to relax more and I think you'll have happier clients. I'm more of a fan of the more contemporary portraits. But that's just me, I guess some like a stuffier look.

You might want to take a closer look at your black and whites, too. The conversion you did really isn't the best example. No offense, but it's really gray and lacks contrast.
AaronKPhoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2010   #54
Alpaca
 
Posts: 2
Jeremyw is on a distinguished road
CamelKarma: 10
Default Re: The 1-3-2 Posing Technique

Hi, I have a real basic question (read dumb)

1-3-2, 1-1-1 etc..

In real simple terms what is the first, second and third number referring to (head-shoulder-eyes or ?)

What does the number represent?

(1 is aimed to light source, 3 is aimed to camera, 2 is aimed at Meca.... etc.)

Just not real clear, and I have looked at example photos, and done much googling.... everything seems to point to here for the answer, but I'm not getting it...

Thank you!!
Jeremyw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2010   #55
Vicuna
 
Posts: 166
adza77 is just really niceadza77 is just really niceadza77 is just really niceadza77 is just really niceadza77 is just really nice
CamelKarma: 444
Default Re: The 1-3-2 Posing Technique

Hi Jeremy,
I believe the order of the number is Body-Head/Face-Eyes. (I'm no expert, but since no one else has replied... here goes).

So, a 1-1-1 shot would have the body, Face and Eyes all pointing in the same direction out to the side.

A 1-3-2 shot would have the body pointing one direction, the face the other direction and the eyes directly at the camera man.

1 = Left.
2 = Face On
3 = Right.

So a 1-3-2 is:

Body | Face | Eyes
Left (1) Right(3) At Camera(2)

I hope that makes sense. (And I hope I'm right too)
adza77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2010   #56
Alpaca
 
Posts: 2
Jeremyw is on a distinguished road
CamelKarma: 10
Default Re: The 1-3-2 Posing Technique

Thank you!

It makes perfect sense. I searched high and low, but yours is the first (only?) concise explanation.

Thanks again!

Jeremyw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010   #57
Alpaca
 
Posts: 6
goatee is on a distinguished road
CamelKarma: 17
Default Re: The 1-3-2 Posing Technique

First of all, thanks Benji, you've illustrated the technique really clearly.

adza77, the only correction I would make, is that 1 or 3 isn't about left or right per se - 1 is 45 degrees away from the main light, and 3 is pointing 45 degrees from the fill (if there is one)

Quote:
Originally Posted by adza77 View Post
Hi Jeremy,
I believe the order of the number is Body-Head/Face-Eyes. (I'm no expert, but since no one else has replied... here goes).

So, a 1-1-1 shot would have the body, Face and Eyes all pointing in the same direction out to the side.

A 1-3-2 shot would have the body pointing one direction, the face the other direction and the eyes directly at the camera man.

1 = Left.
2 = Face On
3 = Right.

So a 1-3-2 is:

Body | Face | Eyes
Left (1) Right(3) At Camera(2)

I hope that makes sense. (And I hope I'm right too)
goatee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012   #58
Alpaca
 
Posts: 1
d@vid is on a distinguished road
CamelKarma: 10
Default Re: The 1-3-2 Posing Technique

Hi,
I am new to this forum and I realise that this is an old thread by now but I am trying to figure out if position 1 has anything to do with the key light? The girl seems to be turned away from it but the guy seems to be facing it? Any advice would be appreciated. Cheers, David
d@vid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012   #59
Camel Breath
 
Steven G Webb's Avatar
 
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 12,651
Steven G Webb strides over the forum like a knight in shining armorSteven G Webb strides over the forum like a knight in shining armorSteven G Webb strides over the forum like a knight in shining armorSteven G Webb strides over the forum like a knight in shining armorSteven G Webb strides over the forum like a knight in shining armorSteven G Webb strides over the forum like a knight in shining armorSteven G Webb strides over the forum like a knight in shining armorSteven G Webb strides over the forum like a knight in shining armorSteven G Webb strides over the forum like a knight in shining armorSteven G Webb strides over the forum like a knight in shining armorSteven G Webb strides over the forum like a knight in shining armor
CamelKarma: 979068
Editing OK?: Yes
Default Re: The 1-2-3 Posing Technique

The explanation for each element (body-face-eyes) is on the first page of the thread. Shown are pictures of each.
Steve
__________________
Have you ever stopped to think and forgot to start again?

Facebook

Camel Equine Group

My Equine Album

Fireworks Album


Last edited by Steven G Webb; 02-05-2012 at 10:50 PM.. Reason: ---
Steven G Webb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2012   #60
Alpaca
 
Posts: 5
Pbvillam is on a distinguished road
CamelKarma: 10
Default Re: The 1-3-2 Posing Technique

WOW! another reason to drag the wife and try this on her. Thanks a bunch!!!


__________________
Members don't see ads in threads. Register your free account today and become a member of PhotoCamel to open up the site's many benefits and features.
Pbvillam is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

« PhotoCamel - Your Friendly Photography Forum > The Photographer > Tutorials »


Share this topic:

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Technique alan.lush Black-and-White 10 11-09-2010 12:27 PM
Another image using my posing technique Mark McCall Weddings 15 06-30-2007 09:57 PM
MOVED: The 1-2-3 Posing Technique Cool Camel Portraits / People 0 09-30-2006 09:25 AM
Lets see your technique ... DOrtiz Sports / Action 32 09-11-2006 11:57 PM