If you have any idea to shoot a human body as I did in my life so many times, what helped me a lot has always been a good and healthy study of anatomy.
Find whatever can help you to better know, even closing your eyes, how the human body is made, details included.
Light, composition, aperture, lens and so on are important, but if you take pictures of human being, full body or even just their faces, you must know something about anatomy.
And I mean it in the right way, not the pervert one that many stupid photographers get.
Go to see exhibitions of sculptured bodies from the past, those are the best.
Get a lot of informations and images on the web, always in a positive way.
I can guarantee you, anatomy is changing the way you shoot human bodies.
That’s why we all did some nudes, not because we are all perverts, but because we love to shoot the human body.
Then we put clothes on our models or actresses, but never forget there’s always a human sculpture under that dress and the most you know how it is, the most chances you have to reach your goals for your pictures.
So, it’s funny when I see these photography courses on Linked in, and no-one is telling you how anatomy is important.
Like for the artist building sculptures of human bodies, the anatomy for the fashion and the portrait photographer is essential.