Posing App: A Handy Photographer’s Reference for Portrait Poses

Posing App is a new app that offers a pocket reference for poses — helpful for both photographers and models. The 140 hand-drawn poses come in a variety of flavors — children, couples, weddings, and women, to name a few — and are accompanied by short descriptions that provide additional pointers. The is available from the iTunes App Store for $2, and will be released for Android soon.

  • skywalker9999

    Good idea.

  • Mustafa Yolcu

    a good reference for amateur photographers

  • Chadyoungmedia

    Gay of the highest order.

  • will hall

    Straight of the highest order. 

  • David Thunander

    Bought it, dont buy it.

  • Justin Javellana

    How come?

    I was thinking of buying it because I need help with posing.

  • Will Brown

    I’m keen to pick this up when it’s released for Android devices. Posing is something I have trouble with and it’s next on my list of things to improve. 
    Does anyone have any other recommendations for reference materials about posing (books, websites, etc)?

  • Himeyax98

     idiot of the highest level

  • jahphotogal

    I’d love to see an app like this that also has some tips for lighting.

  • Chasity Irvin

    Lol. I need this.

  • CarrieX03

    Cool idea.  Only issue for me is, having just downloaded it, it would appear the makers think most women only get glamour shots or beaudoir portraits taken.  


    If it’s $2 and looks useful to you, do you really need advice from some random guy on the internet before buying it ? :-P


     Thanks for the elaborate review !

  • ChristianRudman

    It’s only for iPad apparently, but here you go.

  • jahphotogal

     Ooh now I just need to get an ipad :)

  • ChristianRudman

     I think you’ll probably get along just fine without either. Actual practice is the best method for understanding lighting.

  • Don Ganoo

    This is great for me as I am currently doin a project in Japan. The language barrier can make it difficult to express what I want AND keep the model relaxed. With this, I have a guide in my phone where I can simply pull up a pose and show them what I want to try. So even if you already know all these simple tricks of the trade, it is still useful in certain situations such as mine.

  • blickblocks

    I find myself having a difficult time explaining verbally to my models exactly what I want (I am an introverted product photographer), when this comes out on Android I might pick it up.

  • blickblocks

    Par for the course unfortunately. Luckily we as the creatives can have anyone of any gender identity or presentation do whatever poses and shots we want. If you haven’t seen Men-ups you should check it out!

  • JaneÅndDoug Howell

    Once again PetaPixel has steered me in the right direction when it comes to photography, just bought the app. Simple, quick, and to the point.