Portrait images can be lovely.
But images that have some type of energy present will always be more compelling.
Visible emotion can always add energy to an image.
As can actually adding PHYSICAL MOTION.
One thing I love to do with my subjects is have them MOVE.
Jump up and down.
Or simply twirl in circles with your totally fabulous skirt.
Having your subjects MOVE around helps them relax, it brings energy to their eyes, it brings amazing expressions, and it adds an element of excitement that just doesn’t happen through statically posed shots.
Can you try adding intentional movement to your images? Discover what a fun addition it can make to your work!
Brooke Snow is a Lifestyle photographer in Cache Valley, Utah. She grew up on a little dirt road far away from town, had no t.v., and spent her free time reading stacks of library books and practicing the piano. Consequently she is a real dunce with pop-culture trivia, but she can play any song on the piano by ear. It depends on the context on which is more important!
Brooke teaches inspiring online photography classes that bring you confidence in your skills and creativity.
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