The Importance Of Angles... Before And After

UPDATE: Original video was removed, but we found it again! In order to make our subjects look their best we need to be shooting them from the correct angles. Peter Hurley is the master at this and in his DVD he gives so many fantastic tips on how to accomplish taking photos of people looking their best. This YouTube video that popped up today on Reddit is probably the best example I have yet to see of how the simple change of an angle will give your subject an entirely different look. This is might just be the best 14 seconds of your day!

In the video the girl talking in Korean says, "The importance of angles." I couldn't agree more. It is amazing the transformation from the start to the end of the video by simply adjusting the angle and window lighting. If you want a sneak peek into the magic of using proper angles when shooting check out this 15 minute video from Peter Hurley. But if you are serious about mastering the skill and helping all your clients look better in photos I cannot recommend enough his entire 4-hour tutorial which is available here.

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Deleted Account's picture

Thanks for posting. It's always important to remember how important angles and lighting are when shooting.

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Jorje Castillo's picture

... this post seems like it's basically
"hey, check out this cool video, buy this DVD"
while I DO agree you bring up a good point that photographers should always be conscious of and work on... this post doesn't really do much beyond that

Trevor Dayley's picture

Beto, I went back and forth about whether or not I should turn this into a long article about posing, head positioning, lighting etc. But what it really came down to was that I thought the video of the Korean girl was fantastic and Peter Hurley covered all the rest so just decided to share both. Figured it was a lot better than trying to add a bunch of other fluff.

Jorje Castillo's picture

Fair enough sir :)

Simon's picture

Best post on Fstoppers so far...

Alexandra Giamanco's picture

"content removed by user"

ikeithb's picture

This video has been removed by the user.

Ally Moore's picture

video isn't loading! :(

ikeithb's picture

This is pointless without a link to the 14 second video.
Here is another link.

veramats's picture

Where's the video?

Akeem Casey's picture

it says video is private....

Hawaii Portrait Photographer's picture

WOW! that was crazy! i really think i need to buy that DVD and brush up my portrait skills. nice post. mahalos for sharing