Three Tips That Will Help You Avoid Awkward Poses

Mar 18, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

Three Tips That Will Help You Avoid Awkward Poses

Mar 18, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

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Avoid Awkward Poses

For some unexplainable reason some people become uncomfortable gawky creatures as soon as you point a camera in their direction.

All of a sudden they don’t know what to do with their arms, they forget how to stand properly and the only expression on their face is nervous.

In this short and video Jasmine Star provides three tips that will help you pose awkward clients.

“A bit ago, a photographer reached out and asked if I struggled with posing awkward clients”, she writes. “I said I focus less on the awkwardness of people, and more on what I can do as a photographer to create natural moments”.

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The three tips Jasmine shares are getting your couple to touch, pay attention to appendages and locked knees and create physical tension (between your clients!).

As Jasmine says, it is easy to follow these tips and the results are obvious. Your clients will be put at ease and you will be able to capture the best possible photo. After all, the best lit and composed photo is worthless if your client looks as graceless and tense as a teenager on a first date.

If you’d like more tips here are 10 posing tips for brides-to-be and posing tips for newborn photography.

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One response to “Three Tips That Will Help You Avoid Awkward Poses”

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    Morgan Glassco

    I wonder if JS would have a 1/10th of her audience if she wasn’t always showing off her midriff?