I don’t apply a different general approach to photographing men and women. Each person is treated as an individual, but trends do emerge in terms of lighting and posing, just because of different features, face shape, body shape, hair, clothing and pose.
One of the reasons like photographing people is that I enjoy the reward and challenge of getting photos that not only show what the person looks like, but how they are as a person.
So here’s a selection of portrait photos of men that’s I’ve created recently. As you can see there is a variety of posing and lighting going on, and each suits the individuals face, plus I think I’ve been relatively successful in bringing out the personality of each person.
Looking at them as a set, many of these photos have a relatively contrasty light, and a bit more shadow than I would use when shooting a female. Also the fact that they all have short hair means I can use a light to show some shape around the edges of the face. With longer hair this would have lit the hair for a different effect.