February 2021 // The Post-Production Edition

Enhancing Story In Editorial Photography | Robert Hall


As a photographer, the power of comfort cannot be understated. We all know when someone doesn’t feel confident in front of the camera. Tension may cause their shoulders to rise. They can frequently adjust their expression as they mentally question their appearance. I’ve seen people sweat profusely due to the nerves of being photographed.

We all find comfort in routine.

Being in a familiar setting helps the subject feel more comfortable, which is guaranteed to show in the photos. This also surrounds the photographer with opportunities to build rapport. Pay attention to your environment and ask the person you are photographing lots of questions about their day-to-day life. This is critical to the subject building more trust in you, gaining you access to more expression and deeper emotions.

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