If you want to look like a Real Director in a publicity shot then do one of the following:
- Point off screen
- Hold an object that is doing the pointing for you
- Do something (like the shot of Wim Wenders off there to the right) that involves an activity that may or may not be pointing but is, without a doubt, something that Real Directors do.
- Don’t be afraid to look into the camera, or to ignore the camera. In fact, just point and let the camera do the rest.
That’s the way it will look like you know what you’re doing.
[Image of Wim Wenders courtesy of Confessions123 blog]