Photography Tips: Subject on Left or Right?

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Facing the subject of a portrait left or right produces very different results. Improve your posing techniques with the help of a professional photographer in this free video.

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Hi everybody, I'm Paul with Paul Steven Photography, and today we're going to show you when we should face the subject to the right or face the subject to the left. And we're going to, going to help you decide which way to face the subject. Should we face the subject to the right or should we face the subject to the left? I like to have the subject facing into the light if it's for business and if it's a female, I have them facing away from the light, looking back into the light. So, another very tech answer is my outlet's on this side. So, we plug the lighting on this side, and we have the light over here, and we have the subject facing in the light if it's for business, and if it's for family or female, I'll have them facing away from the light and have them looking back into it, so it has some texture. And there you have it, that's how I decide if we should have the subject facing the right or the subject facing the left. Basically, it's a personal choice. Where's your outlet?

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