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.
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.
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!
Are your photos technically flawless and aesthetically pleasing? It’s great if they are, but there’s one more thing to make them much better and raise them on a whole new level: storytelling. In this video, Daniel and Rachel from Mango Street will guide you through the steps you need to take to implement successful storytelling in your photography.
When you want to tell a story, there are basically two ways to do it. One is to capture moments around you as they happen. This is usually the way to go at all sorts of events, and this couple usually does it when they photograph weddings.
Another way is to tell a story of your own. Think of a concept and execute it in a photo, or a series of photos. This is precisely what this video talks about, and gives you useful guidelines how to turn your images into visual stories.
Posing human subjects that are in front of my camera is something I tend not to really do all that much any more. I used to pose them quite a bit, and constantly tweak to get things just the way I wanted. It’s only when I started photographing animal subjects, that I realised it’s just not worth the effort, even with human subjects. Poses often have a “forced” look to them. They make subjects feel and look uncomfortable, especially if they’re not used to being in front of the camera.
It seems that commercial photographer Derek Heisler is of the same opinion. His solution, is direction. Posing and direction may sound like the same thing, but direction is so much more than just how your subject is posed. In this video, Derek talks about how he works with his subjects to get the most out of them.
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.
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.
In today’s modern photography there can be a stigma that almost everything seen in magazines, online or in editorial publication has been photoshopped to make the models look slimmer, softer and more shapely. What if with a few simple “in camera” steps you could minimize the amount of work that needs to be done in post-production. Here are a few simple tips to remember when shooting on location that will save you time and increase your productivity in post production.
Do you know those classic fitness magazine cover shots? White background, clean and flattering lighting, recognizable poses and really fit and happy-looking subject? In this video, Joe Edelman shares some tips for taking these kinds of fitness shots. He covers everything, from choosing the right model, to preparation, shooting and even choosing the outfits. These shots are not difficult to make if you have the right gear and invest some time into planning the shots.
Today I’m here with Kyle Cong running through his approach on shooting out on location with strobes and how he finds them!