When photographing your non-model friends, they can feel a bit awkward and not know what to do. This is why it’s important that you know what to do and how to help them look and feel their best. Photographer Sheldon Evans shares some guidelines for directing your friends so they pose almost like professional models. And who knows, some of them might even turn pro after you take photos of them.
Here are some posing tips to help you shoot stunning (self)portraits
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.
Learn 18 wedding and engagement poses in under two minutes
If you’re looking for a little something to boost your ideas for wedding and engagement shoots, photographers Phil Chester and Sara Byrne (AKA PS Photo Stuff) have just the thing. In less than two minutes, they demonstrate some of the most popular poses for photographing couples. You can use them to jumpstart your creative process and of course, end up with some neat shots.
Former fashion photographer claims women are portrayed as “corpses” and “victims” [NSFW]
The way women are depicted in ads and fashion magazines has been a hot topic lately. Nudity has been used to sell products for ages, and this trend lives on. It also often causes a lot of attention (just remember the “Hadid sisters” case). Former fashion photographer Jennifer Moss has analyzed fashion magazines over the years. Aside from depicting women as sexual objects, Moss found a few other common poses that seem disturbing. But she argues that the most alarming one is depicting women as corpses.
How to turn your male subjects from doofy to dapper in three simple steps
We often hear that “lighting is everything”, and to a point it is. But when it comes to portraits, so is the posing of your subject. It doesn’t matter how great your light is. If the pose isn’t flattering, your subject’s not going to look great.
In this minute long photography tips video from the guys at SLR Lounge, we see how directing our subject gives a very different look. Nothing has changed with the camera or the lighting. It’s all about the mood and the pose. And it’s just three simple steps that can be done in a few seconds.
From basic to advanced: tips for posing female models
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.
Here are 15 terribly hilarious pose ideas for group photos
Posting groups of people has always been one of the most difficult things for me. I’m ok with an individual or a couple of people, but groups just rarely work for me. There’s always one person not looking at the camera, or blinking, or sneezing, or looking bored waiting for everybody to be ready. And different people in a group all respond to direction differently.
But one thing I’ve found that often makes for great photos, even if not the one you want, is humour. Getting people to be silly in front of the camera. It loosens them up, relaxes them, gets them in a good mood, and can create some hilarious shots. And this video from VGAG certainly qualifies as getting people silly in front of the camera.
Quick tips for posing male friends who aren’t models
A few months ago, Mango Street published a video that helps you pose your non-professional friends for a photo. In their latest video, they focus specifically on posing guys.
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.
How to not be a creepy photographer with young or inexperienced models
When you have a young and inexperienced model to work with, the photo shoot might pose a challenge for both you and them. Photographer Clinton Lubbe shares some helpful advice how to overcome the awkwardness, get your model relaxed and take some amazing shots, and not to be “that guy”.
His model for the photo shoot and the video was a young girl, only 15 years old. Of course, your model might be of a different age, but if she didn’t have much posing experience yet, it’s up to you to make the shooting comfortable for her. After all, it’s in the best interest of both of you – she will feel good and be relaxed, and you’ll end up with beautiful photos.
Watch this model show off 30 poses in 15 seconds
Working with a model can be one of the most amazing experiences of your photographic life. This is especially true if you have an experienced model that can knock out poses in rapid succession by themselves so that you can concentrate on the photography. We’ve featured this kind of fast posing before.
But this clip I recently saw on Facebook, takes this to an entirely new level. Now this lady knows how to rapid fire pose. 30 poses in 15 seconds, and that includes a short break in the middle to receive a prop!
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