Photogenic

Apa itu photogenic? Pada aku, photogenic tu merupakan sesuatu atau seseorang yg pada zahirnya takla brp menarik pada pandangan biasa. Tapi bila dlm gambar, mmg nampak cantik & menarik sgt².

Sebagai contoh, tgk jer la gambo kat bawah nie. Aku tak kenal pun sapa budak pompuan tu. Mcm biasa, aku mmg suka amik gambo candid. Rata² kawan laki aku yg tgk gambo budak pompuan tu mesti tanyer siapa dia. Honestly, mmg aku tak kenal😛

Klau nak ikutkan, bila tgk secara live, orgnyer boley tahan cantik. Tapi bila tgk dlm gambo, jadi cantik sgt². Inilah yg dikatakan photogenic.

Definisi photogenic dari wikipedia:

A photogenic subject (generally a person) is a subject that usually appears physically attractive or striking in photographs. Photogenic drawing, coined by William Fox Talbot, also describes the earliest method for recording camera images.

The state of being photogenic may or may not necessarily be related to one’s physical attractiveness in real life. Models are usually described as photogenic. The bone structure of their faces may represent something that is not generally pretty or may be even unattractive or frail looking, but when photographed, their features can turn into something that is physically attractive.

There are a few different possible causes for this. First, it is important to understand the difference between looking at someone with two eyes and through a single camera lens. With two eyes, the human brain is able to see the three dimensional aspects of someone’s face, even when viewed directly from the front, and it gives much more information than most cameras. With a camera, the subject is viewed through a single lens, and thus much of the three dimensional qualities of the face are lost, and the face may seem narrower, less full, or with different proportions, especially when viewed at a close proximity. An interesting effect can be seen if one compares a close up picture of someone’s face to a picture taken from twenty feet away from the same angle (particularly while directly facing the camera). The face will appear different in each picture, and the farther shot will give a better representation of the person’s true three dimensional appearance. A more detailed explanation of this concept can be found in the US patent document for the “imaginograph”.[1]

Another explanation for the fact that attractive people are not always photogenic is that part of their attractiveness may be due to the charisma they bear in real life due to the way they move, express, and carry themselves. While this will positively influence the subjective appearance of that person in real life, a still photograph usually fails to reproduce these attributes, possibly rendering a picture of the person less attractive than the real-life perception and contributing to classify that person as less photogenic.

The lighting when the shot is taken can also have a large effect on a person’s perceived attractiveness. Also a person’s face may look different depending on the angle and intensity of the light being reflected off the face. This effect is magnified when a flash camera is used and may cause undesirable features, such as ridges or bumps to appear more pronounced then they otherwise would. Also lighter skin tones and features may appear washed out when taken from a flash camera.

5 Responses

  1. well, rule of thumb in photography: know ur focus point hehe.

  2. hey kalau kau tak highlite pun aku boleh paham la siapa kau maksudkan, hehe..🙂 ok satu kontoversi, sakit perut aku ketawa!

  3. hahahahaha, klau tak buat mcm tu, nanti tak nampak lar siapa yg aDi nak highlight😛

  4. sampai hati ko buat aini mcm ni, wuwuwuwuwuwuwu…🙂 haha..

  5. pretty🙂

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