28 Days of Portrait Photography


28 Days of Portrait Photography


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Day 16: Posing Young Teens

I love today's challenge today's challenge is about the teenage girl we don't want her to look like like an over sexualized older woman we want to make out teens look like teens so today the challenge is to teach you the difference between opposing sixty imposing age appropriate girls we want our girls to look gorgeous we want them to have the supermodel experience this this genre of girls this demographic of girl sorry it just loved my brand and they drag their mothers into the studio this is one of the most fun demographics to shoot so we've got to make sure that we get them properly this is about teaching you a little bit of fun photo booth keeping age appropriate posing and just making it really contemporary and magazine like to attract these girls everyone today we're talking about high school seniors something I want to teach you today for today's challenge is I want to teach you the difference between posing a teenage girl imposing woman now at the moment tatiana is still a teen...

ager and she's still not quite a woman but it's very easy to make this age group looked very over sixty and it's also really easy to make this age group look very young and fun so today we're going to show you the border that sits here and I want you to practice all of these any client that you pretty much photograph that's around sitting fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen is coming through their teenage years I just want you to be very aware ofthe two things our culture at the moment is very about here and make up and on a lot of sixty clothes and I want these girls to fill really gorgeous and be part of pop culture and understand what heer makeup is but I also want them to be very age appropriate I always say one thing the girls often wanna pose like a supermodel and that's okay I will take them through that sort of really gorgeous beauty type shot but I just want to keep it away from being oversexualized into sultry with their body language so I'm going to show you the difference between the two and I also want to make sure that grandma and granddad taken by a beautiful shot this just really traditional portraiture and really smiley and so we're just going to go through the little rules before we start shooting today anna I'm just going to show you a a couple of little secrets that make a really big difference so as you can see she's in this beautiful little black cocktail dress and it's a fun cute little dress and I think this dress looks really gorgeous with flat shoes when I styled my clients I always make sure I speak to the age and I have a look at all the clothes that they bring in these little cocktail dresses look really fabulous with lacey stockings in boots like my seniors video on the website they also looked really gorgeous with high heels so the high heels are going to make them look a lot older also she asked her note you will find a lot of young girls a lot more developed and they are allowed to be here and make out so some girls are definitely older looking than other girls so you really need to talk to mom is well and ask we she's comfortable with her here and make up how much your makeup is she allowed to wear and then look at the clothes because it's a really good indicator of how they dress and how they like to go out so here's some really good basics to show you on my wall shop here where I start with everybody good foundation forty five from the wall leaning back is soon is itune who shoulders away from the wall so bring your hips and shoulders towards may stay on the wall but then go back to the camera with your chin that soon as I turn around here I create an hourglass and her body as you know so I can make this really gorgeous tack this elbow in and you two stay chin this way now I can make this really simple and really cute right here just like that and what I normally do is I start photograph photographing I start tuning the hips away from the camera so I'm just going to give you a little demo of what this does to your body line at the moment if this hand comes lower in this elbow just relax is back there I'm in a quiet just gentle soft post for her body line I'm still showing off in our class but I'm not so much making it too curvy so I'm just going to show you a little demo to keep this really simple so what I want you to do is I want you to bring your chin around me this faced up don't move and I want a tiny little little smile in your eyes I am shooting this at three twenty guys oh I am at two point eight which is my favorite if stop I'm on the thirty five melon as you can see here I'm directly under her eye line really really important remember I never shoot down and I don't want to shoot up I just write with her eyes are here and she's gonna follow me around a little bit here so I'm starting here little the smile on your lips now at the moment is I come around ring you chin with mei there to stop and it's cute that I can come around to here and I'm slowly pulling back that these are really cute really easy to start here that's what we're going to do now is I'm going to show you with a few simple moves how I can make this pose a lot a lot older so what I'm gonna do is I'm going to bring the hand up in front of a camera and I'm going to push the sailboat back what this does remember is whatever hands go with team to look so I'm going to bring more attention to her hips she's gotta wait on this foot so I'm going to make her push your hips towards me a bit more and she pushes her weight towards me it's going to come away from the wall this hand here is going to touch down in the front tuning around there and that creates a little diamond and here what that does is you start to see light through here which means that I'm turning her hips away from the wall and it gives her a lot more hourglass a lot oh buddy line I'm now drawing a teaching to her body instead of her face when her body was straight up and down you were focused solely on his face now you're going to be focused on his shape because I'm giving her a match more care like shape from the front here all I do is I'm going to get you to push your hips away from me that way so like that I could go now nice and tools for unique and shoulders and they bring your chin this way towards may this way towards towards stop okay so from here one of the most amazing things about this pose is I can get hit a work the shoulder and that showed it when it comes in just makes the whole pose a lot six year I'm going to take another example shot here and show you the difference between the first one in this one okay so lifting up nice and tall for your neck and shoulders and this time I want you to bring your chin further down now as soon as I can make to chin and that little shoulder just work it forward could kill perfectly so straight away the body language has changed in this image with that shoulder for that little way that more could you a little bit more the closer I bring that chin and shoulder together the more soul through this pose look's so from here I want you to roll flat that stop and then bring your chin down so bringing that chin down engaging more of a body language straightaway changes this pose now time little smile at least in that good girl now I want to lift up tall and drop your bottom lips just completely that it stay there and I'm going to come in nice and close him down now to that shoulder perfect now drop those eyes for me terry an esso and ice to mejust not so over let the one all right there now as soon as I bring this hand in I'm going to see more our glass from the front straightaway and then I'm going to just drop forward so watch that make such a big difference that line and it's the way she's looking at me to keep that relaxed there bring your chin around to me this way stop okay now I'm maura about her body line now if I want to take this at one more notch I'm going to take her way too don't move anything just change the weight if your feet so you can push your but you have your body back now as soon as I pushed the booty back I'm putting even more emphasis on her body line so from here with the shoulder forward and then bring your chin down so as long as I can say that gets through the back I'm here now I'm making this all about your body language and I feel like this here they're starting to get away from what we want so now I'm going to go backwards I'm going to get you to change the weight of your feet and I'm going to get you to hold your elbows in the front okay and I'm going to get you to push your shoulder forward now as soon as I get here in this position here I like that this has become really young and freely again so straight away I can get her to bring his shoulder forward and I just like how cute this is so this is my go to pose for most teenagers what it does is it takes away the cat like pose and it just brings it back to a little bit more friendly I tend to shoot this here and instead ofthe that sort of sixty faith I just get a little weak smile so just lips together could go that's beautiful right from here the hands can come straight down and fed against the wall now as soon as I take away the hand from a hit you stopped looking there now I'm going to get you to push your hit back a bit assumed as they take the bottom half away from the shot she's now younger leaning against the wall wall again as opposed to being or kept like and sixty and so from here if I get her to bring her chin around it's now no longer about her body line it's just all about her face so have a look at the progression of those images we started off nice and flat I bought her body line right up and can't like I pushed your hips away from the wall I bought more attention to your body and then as I started to push it back again started to push the bombeck said to flatten out her pose she started to go back to being younger again the idea is that we make sure we photograph everybody held they are not how we want them to be kate you need to gauge your client straight away her age appropriateness the clothes she's wearing how much makeup they're wearing but I just don't like seeing senior shots that are overly sixty in saying that that's what your client wants that's really important I just think that there's a way to do it that's really model like without being overly sexualized so what I'm going to do today is I'm going tio let you watch all of the posters I do when I shoot teddy anna and I'm going tio let you see how I can take it right down and bring it back up depending on we she's sitting in how she standing so if you see her shoot unfold I'll talk her threat I'll talk you through it and you can get to see how you can just make it look so different by including arms and shoulders and just a little wee bits of body language also a really good practice for when the opposite when you're teaching your clients to be more sensual with their hands and body language it's a good reminder of how to bring me in as well take it away right what I've done now is I've set up a corner this is a dark remember phone call black the flat it's sitting in the corner lots of natural light what I'm going to do now is treat this like a little photo booth for may I would do the fashion quarterly poses in here I would do the covergirl poses in here but because I want to hit that age appropriateness and I want to have fun and I wanted to smile as well as looks super model I'm going to freestyle shoot for much as I can in ten minutes and I'm going to treat this like a little bit of a fun photo booth and efficient quarterly posey as well so on this box here I've put her little denim jacket and I think the dinner jacket makes this dress look a lot younger than it is I'm also going to shoot it without the denim jackets that looks older I've got a couple of little black scarves here so we can wrap them around his neck and she can play with them and have fun with them just so that we can have something like little prop and I've also put her head here so it's a gorgeous little head we're going to play with it and have some fun with their we're gonna ham up some fashion shots but keep it fun keep it young keep it funky so I'm going to free star shoot and I'll talk you through it as they go and I just want youto watch the way we're directing here what works what you know I think two I'm thinking of the finished product here for me in this age group I want to create maybe a nine up siri's of here off nine shots all in this sequence but just doing fan different things showing lots of personality and making you look gorgeous as I can so from here let's start off exactly as you are like that and I want you to do just typical cover girl just go hands both hands that's it now a little in a little further with your hands good girl drop your shoulders down lift up nice and tall and bring your chin towards me straightaway and then down stop don't move nice and close fierce and we're on a time of fifteen minutes it let's get going gil perfect from here I want you to slowly just turn away from me this way and kick forward with your hips and then this backhand just tuck your elbow and this one that's right sorry long chin towards may could go and bring your chin down now to that shoulder perfect now from here dropped both hands down behind locked of shape and keep this elbow being slightly not in fact a perfect long chin excellent that tetiana right there and just work that shoulder forward now good gil love that chin down a little we but more gorgeous big smile go love that okay from here slowly tune away from may so you're looking over your shoulder a little bit more rest up and then chin down that's absolutely beautiful one I was gonna tend this way and take one yeah no I could be here and I want you to bring your shoulder up a little higher and give me a gorgeous big huge mile go okay from here to em back to me again let's grab of lex cafs and maybe that top one and I just want you first to just put it around your neck and throw it over your shoulder so that it hangs down the back that's it and bring it and I do here that's one perfect from there and from here I just want you to cross your hands at the back straight down and I want you to just push out on one hip and long chin towards me the at that girl that moved and I'm going to come into here long chin forward and down there it is okay here from here to this caf around so it comes from the front that's the one and I just want you to cross it over your body it's it's just fall into it this way okay so instead of being hips towards me just go hips back a little bit more and hold it a little higher that's the one perfect from their long chin towards may stretch your arms down so I can't see those hands use your shoulder in the front and get me or just big smile here heads the wind okay fall into this post for may so I want you here to just tip that love that okay now with that shoulder in the front gorgeous big smile perfect okay from here let's go take it off are actually no wrapping around a couple of times around unique that's nice and thick around right there once war okay stay there I'll just put that one over there and push this one back that's like like a really beautiful think nicolas that's one bring this here forward from here I want you now just to hold your dress out like we were just doing then I'm gonna stay back keep your face towards me that's a girl okay now lots of shape into bodies he's going to get that that that's exactly right okay now I just want you to go step and kick you to accept this right that's the one I love that do it against it kick it out this way it's a perfect perfect now do something completely different I want you to maybe flick the skid across like this that they go back and when I say you're gonna do it like that go I love that it was perfect okay let's do that one more time don't tune so far away from me because they didn't quite see your face so and you turned to a cross and go I love that you need to do that with a big smile there I go again look the other way okay this time do a flick back this way so I want you to do that and do a beautiful big smile go moved with me good girl that was perfect okay from there take the scarf let's play with the hat well she's a jacket the head's gonna flatten the top you're here so let's put your jacket on in from here great all right now this is really fun I really liked that jacket collar up that's the one perfect and bring you here forward now right this one here what we're going to teo is I want it just like a normal photo booth okay so just you wait just what you do with all your girlfriends in the bed of I think silly just stepped forward to hear again that's it don't make perfect alright from here I'm going to go and go lean forward a little bit and just tio cute face fear okay acted another one look at me okay and then a silly supermodel face you know like and now do the duck face okay look straight into the camera that beautiful big path good girl that's gorgeous okay from here do peace sign well tv hangs down big crater face go big laugh off another one another one I love that good girl that's perfect okay from here let's just teo button up your jacket at the bottom that's it it's perfect more perfect is more yep exactly right so kind of cover girl again but this time this hand can go but lower that's when long chin towards me here I'm just going to use the denham there okay push your chin towards me now you feel that beautiful don't you turn away from me this way I just need a little bit more expression in your mouth and eyes could kill that's the one right from here I want you now just to tend this way okay stop long chin towards me you got it perfect okay now work this shoulder ford in the front here dropped this hand down at the bet that one could kill it this way okay and I want a huge big smile go okay from here bring this hand up into you here this way and I want you to that chin towards me and there are huge big smile go with a nice big smile laugh love hey that was perfect love that okay from here jack what's my time okay give me a hat were at eight minutes you'll see how many boys are stuck like get here yep straight on all right so now this is your vote shot to let it flop down that's perfect and I just want you to completely like vogue it up for me that I want your elbows and good girl and long chin towards me okay there stay there now push your chin towards me and down and this time what I'm going to dio going to bring it down here that's the one real vote that said now your bottom lip you're perfect chin up absolutely gorgeous view from here I just want you to hold this head here and look down look down isis way tune your hand side on soft fingers up onto the head that's one is down and bring your chin back to may I have to say it's a girl stadia chin up up start okay from here just go hand down here tacos elbows right back chin up long I'm gonna book you here that's it alas that from here just go side on start kickback and long chance okay to go back to the front and let's just hold their head now squish it down around you that's a big smart looked out the floor the case from here going on even lean forward look down beautiful big last year ago it was perfect okay ten around the bed and just look over your shoulder here all right and from the front just your backhand I just want you to come up to here just touch your cheek so just inside your cheek line that's it we'll pull that down can around me this way perfect and something else I think I do here is I'm just gonna finish you here from the little box in set up on there and crush your leagues so sit with your bum to the back and then cross your legs up in the front now actually cross like sitting up yeah I'm gonna stay back here that's the crisscross you're scared or hide them perfect that's exactly right so from here put your elbows out and tuck your elbows behind I'm gonna keep my flap you got perfect and long term lift up pushed forward towards me down towards me down ten down a bit more now that you're not just a touch big smile go effect thank you so much because it ten minutes e I love that what I want to show you other subtleties of how I moved here in my frame not the frame moving around here one of the most important things that I'm constantly teaching people if the angle of where my camera is in relation to my client so at the moment we are exactly square to the backdrop in the camera is exactly square to us so no side angles we shooting very flat to the backdrop because we don't want their angle backdrop we want a nice flat backdrop so I have to move tatyana through my frame and I can come forward and backwards as much as I want but I will not change my angle and in this sequence ok so what's really important is what you do with the body when it is looking straight at the camera and one of the things that I was showing you before when I asked you to put your hands out and in back slightly was when you've enjoyed elbows to the camera tuck your elbows back and when you took the elbows back to the france instantly it brings the body line into an hour glass again so this is such an odd position to show people but it is so significant to the front of the camera now if you have a trivia body like may we're going to push the booty back so as soon as we take the body back and out of the frame instantly I come forward now it's really important that we don't have people like this okay also that people don't do this in pin the shoulders back so I always look at it like this the hands go flat and then the elbows just tucked in nice and tight to the waist and it's really really simple move also I'm making a lot of if it to constantly put shape in the body so even though we're doing team posters today I'm still going to shape your body this way okay so these are your traditional red cap it poses where we push the booty back we come up onto one foot and we get lots of shape so if you do exactly what I am doing this way by putting back we want to put luck to shape into the body here now outfit makes a really really big difference and how I'm going to photograph here and I think this little cute dress is entirely age appropriate for her it's almost couture but it's not it's cute it's almost dress up it's funky you can have fun with it but you can still do a really cute beauty shop here that's not over sixty so once I show images like this of girls this age then all of the girls around this age start to bring in dresses like this and you know they make sure that they bring in albert's really suit issued so there's a couple of other things real subtle things that we don't keep this hand back up is when you are lifting up nice and tall and looking at the camera working that front shoulder forward so I'm constantly connecting this front shoulder in the chin forward and down okay and then engaging the eyes by bringing the face forward and down to you move with me teo say doing exactly the same thing and in tucking these elbows back because we don't want the front arm to dominate forward so just really simple moves like this then I get them to drop this hand straight down and see when they drop it straight down I lean back because if I can create space in here and make this waistline that beautiful I make the shapes look really model eight this hand can hang straight down in the chin can come all the way around to the front and then the shoulder kin wig and straight away we start creating these little lines in these cute little poses that you can move around so what I'm gonna do is I'm going to keep telling yonder on this plane I'm just going to move her around I'm going to get her to use her dress and I'm going to get it across the dress over so if you hold it and cross over in the front use your shoulder and your chin together so that she's always looking over her shoulder it may then from the front I can get it to do those poses where elbows tucked back she's lifting up nice and tall and pushing her chin ford if I wanted to look more modeling I can get it to bring a chin up and long and relax him out then I'm going to use her hands across your body like this so holding elbows so it's like an arms folded position but we want lots of movement in the shoulders like this so getting here did use his shoulders like this and as soon as you see here using her shoulders you see the whole body language changed a lot in her dress also for the younger gills you can hold the front of the dress and cross the shoulders this way which is really demure and cute and you could do more down looking this way and lots of sweet smiles instead of lotto supermodel face is keeping it friendly keeping the movement keeping it fun and just keeping it on that line of really cute and really gorgeous let's go okay so what I want you to do now is come the answer don't come towards me a bit even stay on their family just moved from there okay I want you to put your hands out flat and then tuck your elbows behind you the way you did before good girl that's exactly right don't pin your shoulders back too much I'm just gonna bring you here for word here and there and long chin towards me now could go and down a little bit more yeah perfect k from their love that okay reelection mouth lips together and chin down just a little way but more chin down a little bit more good girl right there that's perfect okay from here is going to take one this way so I want you to go just stay there for this one here little wee tiny smith that's a little bit more google I'm just going teo put a nice but they're nice people there okay from here one long chin towards me to reality in this way just to tick over election mouths so completely that you got it stadia love that okay from here I want you to tune exactly side onto me and I want you to do this so instead of pushing back with your body I wanted it to stay there and just pushing the here back don't move right there I love this okay that should afford for me a little weed but more and then a beautiful big smile you got it from here put your eyes down this way ok all the way down down to about here that's it now I just want you to do a huge big smile go okay from this one I want you to put your hands into you here just like this so tune your body towards may and just kick out just stay there and I want you to just change into your other foot go to change the way and just turn a little bit like they're so just very subtly to your ten forward and kick your knee across in the front so like that now big laughing smile did one more change go again the other way the other way that's it so I just need you to pull you hear out a little bit so mom look down big smile go good girl a case change again coming this way hands down stop tyneside on I love that big yeah ok stay here don't move now you may go here I just want to create some space there just hold just good that's the one perfect that's beautiful now when you turn around and gave you ten and shoulder to may bring that shoulder forward okay from here I want you just to fool that pitstop chin this way long chin towards may okay wick that shoulder forward in the front good girl can come closer okay chin shoulder together showed up for charter ford okay stand up tall bring this hand across that's the one albert back teo really important movie albert beck shoulder forward okay from here now this hand here just bring it you could get there okay beautiful big smart guy kept you there but handsome too hear more support you hear out there you go nice big smile good girl ok drop that shoulder down kate relation mouth lips together and just look at me there okay from here I'm going to bring in this I just keep your standing let's just do something a little bit more fun let's just go feet apart and just flick up with the scared they're addicted perfect perfect okay so I'm going to get two on the move so I want you to go the other side and go okay eyes to me though do that again go okay from there what I want you to do is turn away from me tune back and just flick you'd respect that a studio just when you come back reese it to here so that you're looking straight it may go let's do it one more time perfect do it again one more time if it go the other way todo tune around that way and come back this way that one go I love that that was beautiful working from here it's still really fun one so I just want you to go like crazy just jump up and down but really and go one more time go I love that one more time go it was one what don't go gorgeous I love it okay from here I want you let's just go this I'm going to bring in this white box yeah okay before when you sit down on it and you across this time what I want you to do is sit on one of your feet so I want you to do that so you can sit with your foot up in the front and just just get over there so that you could bring your hands up in fact I've got a little box I'm going to get that yeah let's sit here let's sit with your just don't fall off good advice fall off all right yeah so you gonna put it on the inter something age that's it sit down no no no just both feet down okay yeah you can sit on this you won't fall off right now you continue towards the camera turn towards the camera just put your skin between your needs so that you don't feel like you're fleshing it just don't mean back all right from here just leave it out like that it's perfect and I just want you to lean forward onto knees I'm going to shoot this quite close up so I can't see you leagues I might be out of just put one down it's taken you touch the ground no I can't okay so just bring this me across there and lean onto this name okay sit afford there that's the one love that all right what I want you to do here is I just want you to bring this hell both through the to let this one hang down head swam across a bit more perfect we're going to put that up ok sitting up nice and tall let's go so chin straight up stay there and lift up nice and torching down now like I really give me those eyes lips together little smirk just drop this shoulder down thataway more and bring it in here to go towards may stay there chin down okay now give me a spiteful list way bring this hand up and just lean on twitter so cut the face there say that bring their hand in that's it and bring it chin this way all right as you can see I could just keep going I could think of a million ways to just keep photographing here I wanted to sit down I wanted to stand up on one of the jump around but more importantly what I want is to just keep your body language really young fun gorgeous and just watch from the front simple things like this if I bring her hand across a cover her cleavage line okay if I want to open that up and making or sixty I can pull her body back here and they push your chin forward so if I want to open up the diamond which is the feminine part of the body I can open up the body language I can also make thes arms put them out here and just really sort of you know I play with you here I can play with his face or I can bring both elbows up and just make it more q t more girly so I can put your knee across it both elbows are on the front there I can cap her face and I can bring it in and just make it ro team so I just try and really watch with hands out whatthe hands are doing but for me it's a really good highlight to show you how much body language changed in image how much an outfit changes an image and also what she's doing with her face so I kind of stay away from that duck mouth in the open mouth fish and pose and I just try and keep it that little way smith there so that little subtlety when you put your chin poured in that gorgeous smile and you'll notice a lot with her I'm always getting here here to tiptoe one side because when they hear tips in is a big smile is a really good body language I'm through that I'm just going to show you the subtleties of the wall okay in an actual shot so like we did when we first started out I just want you fierce teo lean your upper body back until it touches the wall your weight is on the back foot I just want you to leave this hand hang that's it and then bring your chin away around so just a nice simple shot like that the body is not really in any shape we're not really bringing in the attention to the hourglass I'm going take a still of that and show you nice expression good girl like that okay so right here this is probably the shot here it's where I start with team leaving twelve year old girls something that also looks really cool is if we turn around to the wall put your hands on the wall on lower there and both hands together and then I want you to look back at the camera this way and then tip your head towards the world this way so just something that cute and that looks really great on window line I'll take a still of it to show you so I just want you to use your tip there and then bring your children that's perfect don't move could guilt you know that's great so just so freaked if why I I'm shooting at two point eight still I'm still at three twenty and my shutter speed I'm just talking depending on the light so turning back with your back to the wall now this time I want you to stop your body away from the wall I want you to lean back more I want you to put that hand there so I want the whole back of your arm on the wall could go and then I want this space here so as soon as I put this space in here I bring this hand up remember to situate the hip and then this albert tucks back and now as I roll her body away from the camera there and I bring her chin back to you I start to define her body line more so I'm going to show you this pose shot and I want you now to bring your chin around me that stuff and now just very gently have a look at those see how her shoulders head against the wall with this shoulder forward off the war and then your chin down and have a look at that see the body language changing their post straight away now what I want to do is take it to here now lift your chin up to may tip your head back to the wall and I want it over election mouth good girl perfect as I start to make her pose more I'm sort of curvy yah and bring more attention to her body you can see a big shift in the final products and now what I'm gonna do is take it one step even further and I'm going tio get you to roll back onto the shoulder more stadium with your hand keep your hip away from the mall really accentuate your waist bring the shoulder around and really connect your chin and your shoulder together but lean back teo just touching that war now from here with their chin all the way around to the front nice connection chin and shoulder and I'm just going to go a little bit closer here now that this is what's going to do it I'm going to take the weight on the back foot and I'm gonna kick your bomb back to the war good girl see how that puts that shape into the front of her body keeping that one there touching down working the front shoulder let me take a shot of this and bring your chin around to me now lips together the top of your head stop here it is beautiful in a little way smile tiny and yeah and you got it so as soon as I start to really shape up her body and then again just like we showed in the dim out the front we hold the elbows in the front across now if we were going to make this really sixty we could just bring this shoulder forward sit right back into those shoulders chin around so I've got nice body language here literally smirk for we can let in the body down to put this hand around wicket and bring the chin around this way and just be more up and down and now nice friendly smile could get a little bit more chin around to me a little bit more beautiful and I think that there is a significant difference in that body language in those really subtle moves so I'm going to change her position what I love about this dress is that it's a sweet innocent dressing that's very very good for her age but you can still make it look really beautiful I just want to show you the back war so more of a kava girl but just keeping a really simple so if we just two inflected the wall here there and come away from the wall that's exactly right now what we do all the time it's when we put the hands out flat and then push it elbows back okay so from the front that tapers away straightaway but although it tapers the waist and it makes the waste anybody look good there's still no cuvee line in there so let's show you another another option to this if who hand was out there flat both hands and elbows back when I shoot that from the front that's my quintessential covergirl shots I'm going to take a shot here but they're pushing your chin forward now not so far with your elbows you push back too far you're quite flexible they're to go now to spring your chin towards me and down that's the one and just stand up nice and tall chin down a little bit more more stuff you got it right there little we smile here good girl but it's very different from doing this come up into categories so just hand onto your hip this hand goes on to the other side and I want you to kick your body out that way that's it in this elbow shapes around the body and as soon as we start shaping her body and pushing it out that's when we start getting cuvee lives at this okay and what we have look at that and chin comes this way drop the shoulders lift up nice and tall ready hidden children's bring your chin towards me election now that's a gilmore to knock a little bit more that's it and you hear soft eyes good girl that's beautiful okay from there makes a really big difference into the body language so if she was thirteen fourteen I could still pin the shoulders down or I could just leave them like this and also remember for younger girls looks really good when you tip this way with me tip and smile and smile looks really good tip and smile okay so just work that war pose and just worked through those process for me have a look at the body language seeing how much of a difference it makes I think it's very subtle and it's very beautiful

Class Description

Sue Bryce's 28 Days is the all-in-one portrait photography class that teaches you posing, shooting, marketing, selling, and everything else you need to know to run a successful contemporary portrait photography business. 

This series begins with two sessions of intense instruction on business, pricing, and overcoming your fears. Following the kickoff, Sue delivers short sessions exploring 28 different topics essential to any successful portrait photography studio. Sue covers flow posing, connecting with clients, posing and shooting groups, marketing to your key demographic, sales, and more.

In this comprehensive series you'll learn Sue's inspiring approach to styling, posing, marketing, selling and so much more!


1Teaching 2 Photographers in 28 Days
2First 2 Years: The Truth
3Rate Your Business
4Year One in Business
128 Challenges
3Price & Value
4Checklist, Challenges, and Next Steps
1Day 1: The Natural Light Studio
1Day 2: Mapping Your Set and Outfits
1Day 3: One Composition - Five Poses
1Day 4: Flow Posing
1Day 5: Posing Couples
1Day 6: Capturing Beautiful Connection & Expression
1Day 7: The Rules - Chin, Shoulders, Hands
1First Weekly Q&A Session
2Day 8: Rules - Hourglass, Body Language, Asymmetry, Connection
1Day 9: Styling & Wardrobe
1Day 10: Shooting Curves
1Day 11: Posing & Shooting - Groups of 2, 3, and 4
1Day 12: Posing & Shooting Families
1Day 13: Products & Price List
1Day 14: Marketing & Shooting the Before & After
1Day 15: Phone Coaching & Scripting
1Second Weekly Q&A Session
2Day 16: Posing Young Teens
1Day 17: Marketing & Shooting - Family First Demographic
1Day 18: The Corporate Headshot
1Day 19: Glamour Shoot on Location & Shooting with Flare
2Photoshop Video: Glamour Shoot on Location & Shooting with Flare
1Day 20: Photoshop - Warping & the Two Minute Rule
1Day 21: Posing Mothers & Daughters
1Third Weekly Q&A Session
2Day 22: Marketing & Shooting - 50 & Fabulous Demographic
1Day 23: Shooting into the Backlight
2Bonus: Shooting into the Backlight
1Day 24: Marketing & Shooting - Girl Power Demographic (18-30s)
2Photoshop Video: Girl Power Demographic (18-30s)
1Day 25: The Beauty Shot
2Bonus: Vintage Backdrop
1Day 26: Marketing & Shooting - Independent Women Demographic
1Day 27: Sales & Production
1Day 28: Posing Men
1Bonus: Pricing
3Photography, Style, Brand, and Price Part 1
4Photography, Style, Brand, and Price Part 2
5Marketing Part 1
6Marketing Part 2
7Money: What's Blocking You?
8Bonus: The Folio Shoot
1Photo Critiques Images 1 through 10
2Photo Critiques Images 11 through 27
3Photo Critiques Images 28 through 45
4Photo Critiques Images 47 through 67
5Photo Critiques Images 68 through 84
6Photo Critiques Images 85 through 105
7Photo Critiques Images 106 through 130
8Photo Critiques Images 131 through 141
9Photo Critiques Images 142 through 167
10Photo Critiques Images 168 through 197
11Photo Critiques Images 198 through 216
1Identify Your Challenges
2Identify Your Strengths
3Getting Started Q&A
4Rate Your Business
5Marketing Vs Pricing
6Facing Fear
7The 28 Day Study Group
8Selling Points
9Interview with Susan Stripling
10Emotional Honesty
1Sue's Evolution
228 Days Review
3Student Pitches
428 Days Testimonial: Mapuana Reed
5How to Pitch: Starting a Conversation
6Your Block: Seeing is What You're Being
7Your Block: Valuing and Receiving
8Building Confidence: Your Own Stories
9Building Confidence: Your Self Worth
10Pitching An Experience
11Pitching An Experience: Your Intentions
12Pitching An Experience: Social Media
13Final Thoughts