Check out these 9 male model posts in only 90 seconds
Posing and directing men can be a difficult challenge for a lot of us. I know it is for me. Most of my non-animal subjects are female, and the direction I give them often doesn’t work quite the same way for guys. Some poses, though, can work especially well for guys. In this video, Mango Street shows us 9 unique poses for men, that can also work for women.
It’s a nice short video. 9 poses in 90 seconds, and each has a breakdown, of sorts, showing us how and why they work. Or at least, their goals for the poses and to explain what they’re aiming for. They’ve even given them names.
- The Lopsided Louis
- The Headscratcher
- The Reverse Pretzel
- The Shoegaze
- The Face Framer
- The Danny Zuko
- The Swing Daddy
- The Party Captain
- The Scroutch
I’m not sure about the names, but a couple of the poses look interesting. It’s nice that they show what it is they’re going for in each shot with diagrams, rather than just showing the final image.
It just goes to show, too, how some poses can seem kind of awkward or a bit silly in real life but still look pretty good to the camera.
John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.