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Thread started 30 Jan 2012 (Monday) 01:50
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Wanting to shoot people/models again

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Jan 30, 2012 01:50 |  #1

So I haven't been shooting people or models in a while (about six months now) but seeing everyone's work has got me back to wanting to shoot. The issue that I had was I wasn't really good in posing models and it bothered me (just being silly) that EVERYONE (locally) was shooting models.

Does anyone have advice on learning how to pose models?

Should it be the photographer's responsibility to know how to pose models?

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Jan 30, 2012 09:31 |  #2

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Jan 30, 2012 13:49 |  #3

if you're an experienced photographer shooting inexperienced models (including non-models such as families, seniors, etc), they will expect you to know how to pose them properly. So, yes, in that case it's your responsibility.

If you're shooting an experienced, professional model, the model will know how to pose themselves, allowing you to concentrate on operating the camera and the lights.

There are a lot of books and websites with posing info and tutorials. Some of it is a bit outdated, though a lot of the same core concepts still apply.

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Jan 31, 2012 01:10 |  #4

a professional model will know how to pose, but you will need to pay her.

a professional photographer will know how to help a model pose, and will expect to be paid.

do some research for yourself on 'how to pose as a model', I'm sure you'll find some tips that you can pass along.

by the way, it's your job as a photographer to provide feedback to a model on what looks good for her and what doesn't. If you don't know, you may want to consider why you want to be a photographer that works with models.

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Feb 06, 2012 22:30 |  #5

Many amatuers look to online sources such as strobox and 500px for inspiration.

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