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Posing - Concepts and Practice

  • Jul 18, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Several of you have asked for a posing workshop and I've realized it has been QUITE awhile since we've had one - so here we go!

We talk so much about f-stops, apertures, lighting and so many other technical details yet there is a common scenario at many of our shoot events. A model comes on set and asks the photographer, "So, what do you want me to do?" This situation can be even worse when the subject isn't a model and the subject assumes the photographer will know the best poses for them. Many times the photographer breaks into a cold sweat and bears the gaze of a deer caught in headlights not knowing how to respond.

It doesn't have to be this way. In this three-hour workshop, I'll demystify the fundamentals of posing. Not only will I demonstrate specific poses, but I'll also break down fundamental concepts of posing so you can create your own poses with anyone. We'll cover a number of topics including the following:

- Following the light - knowing how to pose relative to your lighting

- Composition - understanding how to pose to create dynamic energy in an image

- The three planes - use them to your advantage to create new and interesting poses - Poses that work for everyone

- Formal, informal, casual, glamorous and playful poses

- Standing, seated and floor posing - Shooting position for various poses

- Tips, tricks, traps and do's & don'ts - there are some things you just don't want to shoot!

This will be highly interactive so bring your camera so you can try some of these techniques!

Joining us as a model will be Jennifer. Jennifer is a local freelance model who has been very popular at past workshops.

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  • Michael A.

    I agree, good material, well delivered and an opportunity to practice during the class.

    July 20, 2013

  • Vicki L.

    Great delivery of the material; structured so it is easy to follow.

    July 19, 2013

  • Richard C.

    I agree with Alejandro - great class! Lots of good material, now I just need to practice applying it!

    July 19, 2013

  • Alejandro O

    still a lot to learn, great instructional workshop

    1 · July 19, 2013

  • Danny

    It'd be great if you did it again. Missed out as it filled up too quick.

    July 19, 2013

  • Richard C.

    Wow! I'm glad I didn't wait until tonight to sign up! It would have been too late! Looks like you picked a hot topic, Tim! :-)

    June 27, 2013

    • Alejandro O

      Same here, like Tim says ... its a no brainer.

      June 27, 2013

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