These are some simple portraits of men. You can get some good ideas for lighting and poses. Or just have fun looking at the pictures.

Simple Man Portraits – Lights

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Ra Tascon Simple man portraits.  sombrero

For the simple man portraits above I used blue and pink lights. When taking portraits you always need to use light in your favor. Is always good to have a key light but what if you change the color of the light? the beauty of light is that it can be manipulated in multiple ways.

Simple Man Portrait – Costumes

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Who said that a simple man portrait had to be traditional. we all have a child inside and sometimes its fun to let that child out and dress as our favorite superhero. The cool part of these is that you don’t have to see the face of the person you just have to have fun. For the portraits above I used a speed light to light the wall and my subject.

Simple Men Portraits – Poses

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Ra Tascon Simple man portrait model
Ra Tascon Simple man portrait pose

For a successful portrait, communication with the model is essential. You have to communicate with them and ask them what to do especially when working with people that have never modeled before. Sometimes just telling is not enough. You will have to pose for the actors and show them what are you looking for. another good option is to show the models images of the poses that you want.

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Ra Tascon Simple man portrait

When working with the models experiment with different things. sometimes instead of posing just ask the models to repeat a continuous motion and try to capture the moment while it happens. there are so many possibilities to what you can do and achieve with the people that model for you just experiment.

Please check some of my other portraits that I have taken. Also, check this other blog for more ideas.