Photographer Niels Kemp recently asked wedding photographer and Nikon ambassador Brett Florens for his best piece of advice for beginning photographers. His answer was the simple portrait posing trick in the 2.5-minute video above.
“One of the main questions I get asked as a photographer is ‘Can you make me look thin?’,” Florens says. He then proceeds to demonstrate how he uses the angle of his subject’s face and body in relation to the light to control how thin they look in resulting photos.
You can see for yourself how the trick works in the video above, but the basic gist is: turn your subject’s face toward light and their body away from the light for maximum thinness.