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Sherry & Teri created a very thorough presentation on posing which began with an explanation of how to do a facial analysis to determine the best ways to pose people. We paired up and analyzed each other’s faces. Then we each presented to the class how we would photograph this particular person and why. This information increases our ability to photograph people at the correct angles that will flatter their facial features.
Then they shared some important do and don’ts for eyes, nose and hands. The next step was a demonstration of the basic standing and sitting poses of both men and women. Attendees again paired up to practice and critique each other in both man & woman poses. Sherry & Teri checked the different groups to ensure posing was being accurately modeled. When the basic poses were performed correctly the group moved on to more advanced poses modeled by Sherry & Teri.
The last segment of this class was posing groups, starting with two people and building up to large groups. It was reinforced that we must pay close attention to height, physical ability to bend or kneel, hands, feet, position on chairs etc to place people to their best advantage in the group photo.
Practicing posing yourself, will help you be prepared to demonstrate posing to your clients to ensure they look great. You will become more confident posing others, resulting in relaxed and natural looking subjects looking their best in the images you capture.
Kathy Kinser, CPP
PPGH Workshop Coordinator
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