If you photograph professional models, they know their tricks. But photographing yourself or non-model friends can be quite a challenge because not all of us know how to pose. Sorelle Amore has created a fantastic video to help you get through this. She shares a bunch of useful posing tips and tricks to help you take awesome portraits of others or of yourself.
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The upcoming March issue of British Vogue features Gigi and Bella Hadid on the front and back cover. However, the photo inside the magazine, where the sisters are posed together, has recently shocked the public. Hadid sisters are posed completely nude in a pose that many people described as “distasteful,” “gross” and even “sick.”
Whether you are a model choosing a pose or a photographer posing your model, this is a decision that can shape the look of the image and therefore the success of the campaign. The right pose in the right circumstances can make all the difference, particularly when photographing for fashion or advertising.
No matter if you are new to photographing males, or you want to take some shots of your non-modeling friends, this short but informative video will give you some useful guidance.
Ever tried posing your family or other non-pro friends for a photo. For some, it comes naturally, but for others, it may feel like an excruciating experience.
Mango Street (previously) is here to the rescue. They share three basic (yet powerful) tips to help you pose and direct your friends. As usual, good photography starts with the basic things, so once those are in place you can continue to build to more advanced levels.
If you’re a wedding photographer, it can happen that you don’t have enough time to get couple shots before or after the ceremony. However, you can create your workflow which will get the couple enough time to strike a lot of different poses in as little time as possible. Starting from a few basic poses, you can build upon them to get many different looks over a limited amount of time. With time, you’ll learn how to do them quickly and do it well, and get many beautiful shots of the couple in as little as a couple of minutes. Vanessa Joy from Adorama TV shares a couple of tips for speed posing and getting many beautiful couple shots even when the time is not on your side.
Posing is probably the most difficult part of shooting portraits for most photographers. The technical side can be learned relatively easily. Your style just develops over time based on what you like. But posing, directing a subject, getting the expressions that you want. Is art in itself.
And if you’re working with the general public and not models, it can be a difficult one to master. In this video, photographer Manny Ortiz talks about how he poses his subjects during shoots. He breaks it down as much as possible to simplify the process for you and your subject.
It seems that “Selfie Stupidity” isn’t going to stop any time soon. In this latest act of idiocy, French woman Muriel Benetulier was attacked by a crocodile in the Khao Yai National Park while posing for a photo with it. Bangkok Post reports that according to Khao Yai park rangers, the attack occurred on Sunday afternoon. Mrs Benetulier and her husband spotted a crocodile around 2m (6’6″) in length basking in the sun near a canal.
As often seems to happen these days, Mrs Benetulier decided she wanted a photograph of herself with the crocodile. There were warning signs around, in English, warning hikers to keep to the trail and watch out for reptiles. They ignored them. Posing for the photo, she squatted near the crocodile to have her husband take the shot. As she was getting back up, she tripped, which caused the crocodile to attack.
Believe it or not, the photo above is not real, It was composed from several elements, so there was never a dancer that I shot on a dilapidated stage. I only used resources from the IMS mega bundle. In the post below, I am going to break this composite down, step by step and explain how it was made, and why each of the compositing decisions were taken. It is called “Dancing Decay”.
The intention with this composite was to create an atmospheric, creepy and melancholic fantasy image. After gathering the resources I decided on an old, derelict theater, in which a restless ghost of a female dancer is craving for old times, trying to find some last piece of joy in the sunlight on the stage.