Challenge of the month Feb 2019
Each of the Must Haves have their own difficulties to perfect, but Single Breast In Profile is historically the one that most CSPs have struggled to capture perfectly.
The word “profile” has many meanings, some of them meaning similar-but-different things.
In our context, a profile is the outline of a form. We’re aiming to illustrate the outline form of a model’s single breast, showing how pert and firm (or otherwise) it is, with no other distractions.
For this Must-Have being on the side of the breast is not enough, the CSP needs to line up the lowest part of the breast, so that there is one straight line from that lowest point down, onto the tummy.
- Only half of nipple is visible
- One smooth line – her tummy line does not come from mid way through her breast, it is lined up from the point where her breast is attached to her body
Correct example of Single breast in profile Must-Have
Note how we see the model’s chest, breast, and tummy in a profile, without seeing any of her “front”.
A continuous line is drawn from the nipple to the tummy. We see the breast in perfect profile.
Incorrect Example of Single breast in profile Must-Have
This image shows the breast from the side, but there is not a direct line from the bottom of the breast down to the tummy. Instead, the breast crosses the line.
The red line is a T shape. We’re not seeing the breast in perfect profile.
How to capture Single breast in profile
Step one: Establish where the lowest part of the breast is.
Step two: Rotate around, as if to stand behind her, but not that far. Watch the breast, until the line of her tummy meets previously identified ‘lowest part’ of her breast.
What if the model has sagging breasts?
If the model has sagging breasts, asking her to lift her arms in the air can make the image more flattering and makes it easier for the CSP to line up their framing correctly.
If a model has saggy breasts that touch her body, the CSP still needs the same side profile camera positioning but this time, the line of the tummy should start from the point where the breast stops touching her body (rather than from the lowest point of the breast, as would normally be the case).
Incorrect Examples of saggy breasts, Single breast in profile