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Photographing Men: Posing, Lighting, and Shooting Techniques for Portrait and Fashion Photography, First Edition by Jeff Rojas

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Chapter 3. Perceived Flaws

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I’m a firm believer that we’re all beautiful on the outside. There is something inherently beautiful about everyone, if you’re willing to take the time to look for it.

Unfortunately, many people don’t see their own outer beauty. They obsess over imagined defects that others can’t see or that others don’t see as an issue. My job as a portrait photographer is to make each of my subjects look and feel his best. I do that by helping to minimize my subjects’ perceived flaws—the parts of themselves that they find unattractive. For each perceived flaw, I discuss several approaches to compensate for the supposed flaw in camera ...

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