I´m not sure is this is the correct sub-forum to be posting this, so mods feel free to move it.
I´m supposed to photograph this actor who is short, a bit overweight, has a bit of chin flab and has big bags under his eyes. I´ve shot him before and even though he was thrilled with the results I was not pleased at all (Rafael Lopes - Fotografia & Vídeo - Rio de Janeiro). He now needs me to shoot him doing a monolog so I´ve offered to photograph him again. The thing is that the tricks to fix one bad characteristic enhances the other.
- Weight - better posture, try not to get too many full body shots (though I WILL have to get some)
- Height - shoot him from lower angles and try not to put him next to any objects that may server as height comparison. Few full body shots
- Bags under his eyes - better facial posture, shoot him from higher angles and use a light fill flash
- Chin flab - better facial posture, shoot from higher angles
As you guys can see some of the solutions for one problem may enhance others.