Whether you’re creating a professional fashion shoot or capturing a family portrait, learning how to pose your subjects for the camera is one of the most important photographic tools you can have in your kit of photography knowledge. Before you begin, you’ll want to have some key equipment on hand to make posing your model effortless.
Whether in-studio or on-location, the elements to making women look fabulous in photographs remain the same time and time again: flattering clothing, flattering posing, flattering light. Here are five tips for one of those three elements: flattering posing!
As someone who has spent time in front of the camera, and even more time more behind it, I can attest to the powerful reluctance that many men feel when being photographed. There is an intimacy that takes place when posing for a camera, and most men are naturally uncomfortable with such closeness with a stranger.
Photographing kids is one of the more unpredictable aspects of being a portrait photographer. First and foremost, tricks that work for capturing amazing adult portraits doesn’t work on kids. You’ll need an arsenal of patience, some creative propping and even a touch of psychology to get the best images.
Many viewers may not notice it right away but as photographers we see it instantly. A prop used well in a portrait, whether a small object such as a basketball, or a larger environment such as a basketball court, can tell a person’s story or help define a characteristic much more graphically than a nuts-and-bolts portrait.