Posing for portraits is always a tricky topic. There are a lot of variables to consider, including many defined by the appearance of the subject and more defined by the environment in which you’re shooting them. The more we do it, the better we get. But often, those portrait subjects are standing and there are a million examples of standing portraits out there that we can learn from and attempt to emulate.
With seated subjects, though, it can often get even more difficult. It’s not a pose that many of us often shoot vs standing portraits. There aren’t as many good examples of seated portraits out there, and it’s very easy to mess them up. In this video, Jiggie Alejandrino walks us through three basic seated poses that we can try to produce great results every time.