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Basic tips for new models?

 
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Apr 26, 2010 09:46 |  #1

Usually if I have a model who is new to modeling I'll give her some basics like 'never keep your shoulders parallel with your hips' or 'try to stay up on your heels', things like this when they really have no idea how to pose.

I've searched google and youtube extensively for basic modeling guidelines and haven't been able to find anything worthwhile. Are there any good guides available? If not, with enough tips from here perhaps I could put something together.


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Apr 26, 2010 14:52 |  #2

tagged for subscription. im a new photographer getting into glamour nude with no experience.


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Apr 26, 2010 20:42 |  #3

Take a look at this.

http://lumitouch.com/b​enstudiotutorial/rules​.html (external link)


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Apr 27, 2010 13:18 |  #4

excellent link! thanks!


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Apr 28, 2010 16:53 |  #5

Although definitely a good read it's not quite what I'm looking for. I'm looking more for an article that is geared toward the model, rather than the photographer.

Perhaps I should have been more specific in why I'm requesting this. I work with so many models on modelmayhem that come in and have absolutely no idea what to do. If I had some basics I could share with them prior to the shoot I think that it would make things flow much more smoothly.


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Apr 28, 2010 17:53 |  #6

the lumitouch.com article is exactly what you want then...

You want to be able to direct the model to the best posing possibly for their body structure and clothing so that you can capture the best image possible.

Relying on the model to do the posing for you, won't work b/c you'll never get what you want.

Asking the model if they have a specific look in mind or something they are hoping to achieve works but modify and direct the model into position so you make that image they want for them.


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May 05, 2010 21:12 |  #7

I agree about the lumitouch.com article for models to read up as well. Models must know the same rules about good posing just as photographers do.


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May 13, 2010 19:21 |  #8

If you're photographing a model (i.e. someone who is stunningly beautiful) I would make a point to explore many angles and possibilities and not constrain yourself to rules intended for non-models.


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May 18, 2010 14:28 as a reply to  @ eleganteye's post |  #9

Check out www.purestorm.com (external link) its's a website for models and photographers to connect, but it also has advice pages for models and how to get started in the buisness.




  
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May 19, 2010 23:11 |  #10

I created my own folder with photographs of various models in various poses, so I can show a model what works and why.

You may want to check out the last two articles on my site here http://www.stockphotos​arizona.com/articles.h​tml (external link)

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May 22, 2010 14:31 |  #11

Thanks you for this. Nice find.


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May 25, 2010 19:15 |  #12

awesome link thanks


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May 27, 2010 23:34 |  #13

Yes, Benji's rules for portraiture is a great read (and those who like that, don't overlook the rest of that site, http://lumitouch.com/b​enstudiotutorial/index​.html (external link)). But if you're more into shooting fashion/glamour (as I assume you are by posting in this forum) these might not be the best tips. I haven't really seen any good tutorials on the web, but I can recommend two books: Billy Pegram's "Posing Techniques for Model Portfolios" and Rolando Gomez' "Posing Techniques for Glamour Photography". Rolando's book in particular breaks down a models "assets" and gives you great ideas about how to pose them in a flattering manner.


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May 27, 2010 23:40 |  #14

fullcity wrote in post #10259470 (external link)
Yes, Benji's rules for portraiture is a great read (and those who like that, don't overlook the rest of that site, http://lumitouch.com/b​enstudiotutorial/index​.html (external link)). But if you're more into shooting fashion/glamour (as I assume you are by posting in this forum) these might not be the best tips. I haven't really seen any good tutorials on the web, but I can recommend two books: Billy Pegram's "Posing Techniques for Model Portfolios" and Rolando Gomez' "Posing Techniques for Glamour". Rolando's book in particular breaks down a models "assets" and give you great ideas about how to pose them in a flattering manner.

thanks fullcity good looking out will check these out


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Jun 02, 2010 18:34 |  #15

Guides are just that, guides and they don't always apply to every model.
Shouldn't you be directing the model anyway?


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