Why Shoot with Maggie: Expert Lighting and Posing

May 17, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

I continue to study lighting and posing techniques, because even the most subtle changes can make a huge difference. Lighting and posing for men is quite different than what is flattering for a woman, and I’ve learned how to shoot for those differences. In simple terms, men look more striking with directional light and straight-on poses, whereas women tend to look better with “flat” light and angled poses. When you shoot with me, I’ll watch for how the light is hitting you (Is it creating under-eye shadows? Is it creating sun spots?) and how you look in camera (Am I looking up your nose or into your armpit?)… and shift you, me, or the light to make sure your images reflect you at your very best.


Ready for some great photographs? Let’s get to know each other over coffee (or smoothies… or milkshakes…), and talk about celebrating your life’s true beauty in images you love. You can reach me at [email protected] or (434) 226-0365. You can also schedule a consultation at https://calendly.com/maggietakespix; pick a time convenient for you, and let me know where you'd like to meet!

My Promise: Together, we will create amazing photos you’ll want to share. How do you want to be photographed?


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