AOP part 51: The Larger Scene
In general I advise always getting closer, filling the frame with your subject. But sometimes your image is actually the larger environment and your model is only an element within it.
When looking for poses in such a scene you really have two choices, go small, make them a tiny fraction of the scene, or go large and use a pose which expresses something larger.
Here it is feet apart, arms out and up to make Maja as significant as possible within the broader scene.
Lighting is also an issue here. The left hand side is next to the window and probably 2 or 3 stops brighter than the right hand side, furthest from the window.
Use a graduated layer to increase brightness as you go from left to right. You may also need to decrease brightness on the left as well.
However you tackle this you must make sure your main figure is correctly exposed.
You could also go old school and use a graduated filter on camera to balance the lighting in camera.
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