Ready, set, pose!

  • June 19, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Wow, it's been over 2 years since we last talked about posing models, it’s such an essential piece of what we do, and it’s time to revisit the topic.

A majority of the questions I get revolve around posing. “How do I get the model to do what I want?” I think the best way to answer this is with an in studio demonstration. Posing is one of those areas that can always be worked on. The more you work on it the better you get. Models look to you for direction, as you gain confidence in providing this, you will see great improvement in your images. Over the years I have developed some tricks that have served me well, from where to have the model stand to how I stand. Even down to the placement of the hand.

Some models will already have an arsenal of poses, so learning to direct them can become even more important so they don’t fall into their comfortable routine. Posing is even more valuable if you are posing clients that are not models. There are techniques and things you should look for, no matter who is standing in front of your camera.

Let's get together and talk about the basics of working with models or clients, male or female, and their poses. We will discuss and you will watch me put a model into different poses and angles and even facial expressions. Though posing is a very subjective thing, there are definitely poses that universally do not work. When was the last time you loved an image of yourself showing a double chin?

I will go over what angles I look for and how I get the poses I want from the models. I will also go over poses that don’t work and why. This is not a shooting session but feel free to bring your camera.

BONUS: I have a male fitness model coming to help show how to show off the physique and muscularity

























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  • Fred S.

    Belatedly, thank you Tim and Christine for a very useful session. Many interesting insights and observations.

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Tammy

    Terrific! I learned so many new things in one short evening! Thank you for a great presentation!

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Russ

    Thanks Tim, Christine, and everyone for such a great first Click Monkeys meetup for me. I got a lot out of it, and I'm looking forward to attending more.

    1 · June 20, 2013

    • Christine A.

      Great to meet you Russ! See you next time :)

      1 · June 21, 2013

  • Dirk D.

    Enjoyed the session...learned a lot of good stuff.

    3 · June 20, 2013

  • Rob S.

    Graet information, presented well

    3 · June 20, 2013

  • Menka B.

    Fantastic tips. Looking forward to your inspirational websites and other resources for posing.

    4 · June 20, 2013

  • Christine A.

    Great to meet some new people! What a nice group we had :) great class Tim!

    3 · June 20, 2013

  • Brandy E.

    thanks agian Tim,Christine,and others for all the helpful info great session look forward to another meet up with yall ;-)

    4 · June 19, 2013

  • Michele M.

    Very helpful, from both sides of the camera. Tim always presents information that is well-organized, very practical and immediately useful. Lots of extra helpful info throughout the discussion as well. All in all, a terrific session!

    4 · June 19, 2013

  • Skip

    I regret I can't make this! I'm traveling the rest of the week. Don't miss this event if you can help it.

    1 · June 18, 2013

    • Christine A.

      Bummed you wont be there Skip! Hope to see you soon :)

      June 19, 2013

  • Jack M.

    Really unfortunate as I have a prior commitment I can not get out of. Would love to attend this one!!!

    June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry but I'll be out of town.

    June 17, 2013

  • Brandy E.

    HI TIM im looking forward to this meet-up I just booked and didn't realize my husband may not be home just wondering if i could bring my 9yr old son if i can't find a sitter before this meet up if not i understand just trying to work it out

    June 17, 2013

  • Menka B.

    Will be bringing my 13-year old daughter. Thanks!

    June 15, 2013

  • O. Truman H.

    I'll be in the Palouse. Sorry I would like to attend.

    June 13, 2013

  • Raina Noel R.

    I'm available to model.

    June 12, 2013

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