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How do you take pictures of people in full body painting?

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Pose people in full body painting in comfortable positions that display the body art when taking photos. Start out the photo session with simple poses to warm up the model and determine the purpose of the photos when choosing poses.

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Set up the studio and camera equipment before the model in body paint arrives or finishes applying the paint to use the time efficiently. A nude model covered only in body paint may be self-conscious waiting for photographers to adjust camera settings or set up light kits. Use spotlights and varying backgrounds that compliment the colors of the body paint and seek out settings that reduce glare from the sun when taking photos of people in body paint.

Provide models with sheets or blankets to cover up and keep warm in between photo sessions. Photographers should also try and make the model feel comfortable and relaxed to get natural facial expressions and body movements when taking photos.

People in full body painting may need photos for modeling portfolios for personal use to share with friends and family or to put on display in art galleries or exhibits. Seductive poses may not be appropriate for the purpose and close-ups of particular colors or areas of the body paint may be ideal for a body paint store seeking to put the photos on display.

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