Not knowing how to pose a model is one challenge beginners can struggle with. It’s an important step to master, though. You need to know how to pose your model if you want to create perfect portraits.
Below are some tips to help you get the right poses for each portrait you take. Remember that reading alone won’t immediately improve your skills. Practice makes perfect! These tips will only be useful if you actually practice them by taking plenty of portraits.
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1. Help your model feel relaxed.
There’s a fine line between flattering and unflattering (or unnatural)...
Volume Shooting Rewards Selectivity
Volume shooting doesn’t mean you shoot willy-nilly and indiscriminately hold down the shutter release button. Rather, it’s about getting the most frames out of the most usable moments that your model gives you.
Holding down the shutter release button will yield a frame rate limited by your camera’s ability to write files to your memory card (after you’ve filled the buffer); that’s not a very fast frame rate—at best you’ll get 1fps, maybe 2fps if you’re lucky? On top of that, you may miss some magical opportunities while waiting for the memory...
Boudoir is all about the eye exploring the female form. In a boudoir composition, we want visual curves for our eyes to follow throughout the frame. Your subject has placed their trust in you to help flatter their form, create shape, and establish an alluring mood in their images. Posing becomes absolutely essential to successful images in boudoir. Although some rules are meant to be broken, here are 5 essential tips to help improve your boudoir posing.
TIP 1: IF IT BENDS, BEND IT! IF IT CURVES, CURVE IT!
Straight lines usually work against us in a boudoir photograph.
If the subject’s...
A portrait can be quite a tricky thing to get right. You need to make sure that you have the balance between posing your subject to be interesting, and capturing what they are really like. Sometimes, the most successful portraits are those which are subtle. There is no obvious pose, no big gesture. Instead, it’s all about capturing that person and who they are inside. This is something that can really separate the masters from the amateurs, so if you want to know how to bring your game up to scratch, read on for some important tips.
Create the setting
The first big thing you have to work...