Posts Tagged ‘posing’

3 Simple Pointers for Avoiding Awkward Poses When Shooting Portraits of Couples

Some couples are naturals when it comes to posing gracefully for the camera, while others may be more awkward and require more guidance from the photographer. Here’s a short video in which wedding photographer Jasmine Star shares 3 simple but helpful tips she’s learned over the years for helping create natural moments between couples. She suggests that you should focus on: (1) touch, (2) appendages, and (3) physical tension.

“These are relatively easy tips,” Star writes, “but they make the biggest difference when it comes to putting clients as ease as well as getting photos that appeal to a soft and natural photo style.”

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9 Reasons You Look Awful in Photos… And How to Fix Them

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Want to improve the way you look in portraits, or improve the portraits that you shoot? Here are 9 common reasons people look awful in portraits and tips on how to fix them.
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How to Fake a Before and After Photo: The Power of Lighting and Posture

As photographers, we’re already intimately familiar with the importance of lighting and posture, but just how much of a difference can the proper pose and lighting make? This video by BuzzFeedBlue, titled “How to Fake a Before and After Photo,” answers that question by showing the shift in real-time. Read more…

Dear Bride-to-Be: Tips from a Model on Looking Your Best for the Camera

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Having worked on many bridal shoots as a model and involved in several real weddings before, I’ve picked up some things that I hope might help a few others. If you’re part of the wedding industry then please feel free to share this tongue in cheek guide with your clients, whilst understanding that although it’s a bit brazen, it might actually be what they need to know! Read more…

Tutorial: How to Properly Pose Subjects in Every Circumstance

As much as composition, proper exposure, and location can affect how good your subjects look in a photo, posing plays a very crucial and often overlooked role — well, overlooked until you realize that all of your portraits look awkward and unnatural.

Fortunately, there are resources out there to help. And so if you’re one of those photographers for whom posing individuals and groups doesn’t come naturally, this fantastic seminar put together by B&H should help a great deal. Read more…

Montage of Students Posing Awkwardly for What Turns Out to be a Video Camera

If you need a laugh this Thursday, look no further: the Student Union of Nottingham Trent University in England has you covered with a viral video they released a couple of days ago. It’s a classic that never seems to get old: a montage of people smiling or posing awkwardly for what they think is a photo, when in fact it’s video the Student Union was shooting. Read more…

Dear Model: Posing Tips for How to Look Your Best in Photographs

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Dear (new’ish) Model,

My name is Other Model. I have spent the last couple of years finding out a few things that I wish I’d known from the start. Please don’t think I’m patronising as I mean this only in goodwill, as there is absolutely no gain for me by sharing these cheats. Not all of my points will be valid for you as posing varies in each genre. Just take what you can and ignore the rest. If only one suggestion helps your future career then my time has been well spent…
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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.