Follow these tips to take professional three-quarter length photos of your subject:
- When standing at attention, set up the shot to frame the subject from the head down to a few inches below the end of the hands. For example, Army regulation AR 640-30, states:
“Frame the image to the right of the camera center as seen through the camera view approximately 2 inches above the top of the head to approximately 2 inches below the jacket line with both the subject's hands visible.”
- Have the subject pose standing at attention with their left shoulder forward. Turn subject to a 15 degree angle to make sure all awards and decorations are in the frame.
- Select the background governed by your service’s regulations.
- Set the camera height to be level with the subject’s upper chest.
- Set the camera aperture to f/8 or smaller to ensure proper depth of field for the subject to be in focus.
When in the studio, use the infographic below as a quick reference.