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Jan 05, 2016 09:19 |  #1

Any tips for posing models during fashion sessions? I know this is one thing that I will be working to get better at.


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Jan 13, 2016 06:51 |  #2

I have found the following Youtube videos with:

*Jerry Ghionis' (B and H)
*Peter Hurley for the head shot and shabaam (F-stoppers and B and H)
*Sue Bryce on how to photograph different body types.

They are quite inspirational (two of them are former models)

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Jan 13, 2016 08:27 |  #3

http://digital-photography-school.com …tographing-female-models/ (external link)

Common Photography Posing Mistakes and How to Fix Them (external link)

http://www.bobpardue.c​om/articles/secrets-of-model-posing.htm
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Official Posing PDF Guides and PDFs

Can someone recommend a good resource for Posing?


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Jan 14, 2016 08:50 |  #4

Thanks!


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Jan 23, 2016 22:06 |  #5

This book by Eliot Siegel has an excellent repertoire of fashion poses for women along with some lighting schematics included from the authors and other fashion photographers. You could also do a google search for images from fashion/beauty blogs and magazine sites for posing ideas.

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Jan 24, 2016 01:26 |  #6

Firstly: having an experienced model is tremendously helpful in getting good shots as they are typically well versed in what poses look good for them. Additionally, when working with more inexperienced or beginner models, I have found that getting them to move around and do goofy stuff in the first 15 to 20 minutes of a shoot really helps. Sometimes many of those even end up being keepers. But seriously, having a good repertoire of poses in your head is fine, but an experienced model is way better. For fashion and editorial work, anyway.



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Jan 27, 2016 12:34 |  #7

paintedlotus wrote in post #17870377 (external link)
Firstly: having an experienced model is tremendously helpful in getting good shots as they are typically well versed in what poses look good for them. Additionally, when working with more inexperienced or beginner models, I have found that getting them to move around and do goofy stuff in the first 15 to 20 minutes of a shoot really helps. Sometimes many of those even end up being keepers. But seriously, having a good repertoire of poses in your head is fine, but an experienced model is way better. For fashion and editorial work, anyway.

Yes, 1000 times yes. There is a huge difference between a trained model and someone who is doing it casually, or for fun, with no training. It really matters too, because what might seem like a subtle difference in hand placement or head angle can make the difference between a stunning shot and a cringe-worthy one, especially true for hands near the face beauty type shots.

Professional models know what they look like in photos, practice in the mirror, and are aware of what their various poses facial expressions look like. They've practiced smiling and laughing naturally. They know to push their head forward and keep their chins up slightly. They know what to do with their hands. It's a form of acting that takes a lot of practice to master.

With amateur models, facial expressions are often a big issue; a lot of people freeze up as soon as they know the camera is on them, and they become unable to look natural or only have on facial expression. Deer in the headlights looks are common. Awkward hand positions and "what do I do with my hands?" looks at the photographer are common. It's very challenging to work with untrained subjects.


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Feb 06, 2016 21:51 |  #8

dig through the garbage or recycle bin for your wife's (girlfriend's?) discarded catalogs...

look at the different fashions and if your model has clothing similar, have them emulate that pose. if you do it several times, youll get more familiar with them and maybe then if you use the same model she will become more comfortable...




  
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