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Reclining Pose #2

Sue Bryce, Felix Kunze

Fashion Photography Posing and Lighting

Sue Bryce, Felix Kunze

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13. Reclining Pose #2

Lesson Info

Reclining Pose #2

Now I don't know from your angle if you like that tilt that she's got but if you don't know what, you've actually come forward with your cheese again so I want you to push your talk your chief's back so boobs back there to go see that space now I've got clearly fingers so I just need you to go at this honey and just go at this look at me katie that's it if it looks good from felix's angle we're good to go I kind of want to come up a little bit on this single hire gorgeous yeah you're very very very beautiful girl yes she connects with the eyes really well push your chin forward okay the reason I keep saying ten forward is I want to address this cassidy doesn't have a double chin even when her chains pulled back but like all long lean body she has a short space between here and here and I think it makes the chin look weak and small in fact the lien of the body then the lena this chin spaces now when I put my chin down, I significantly slim down my face by putting my chin forward but she...

doesn't need thio if she puts her chin down, put it down and she's going to get really little wee tiny tin so I keep telling her to push your chin forward, not down just forward so when the body is lane it is chin ford cassidy chin ford and when it's curvy is ten forward and down ten fourteen down would you have voted down a little bit to the side yeah, well we've got that coming up in the beauty poses cassidy can turn that way and she can do it back this way both of them look really good with here and then a quintessentially not really portrait but definitely more genesis all right, so from there did you get that one felix to you for a beautiful when we show a little bit more hip yeah, sure they hear all right one second okay see you in the frame but I'm in time and just more more more my friend hang on I can't get it I actually think that fine call works better than the fans with pain can be a natural though if you get the fans what do you figure that's beautiful can this hand please go? Yes it's gorgeous I like the big showing I think it's sick see the bottom of the dress looks beautiful let's put this hand on your thigh that to go and now slide hand up your fine that's it until it goes around so let's show them no first let's put your hand down okay there's a no and in fact on my body that to know because she still got the gap whereas I don't have the gap but to make her post six year more shaping more works we're going let's find out alba around to keep falling it round cassidy keep going good girl and then from the front nice long chintu with felix so sue we're basically where I was with my wife shop to say no but your medical you know boatwright not landscape we have the what if my o c d nature can't have portrait and landscape photographs in opposing manual when they can all just be fortunate okay she told oh you know it's the british thing is like yeah I'm gonna protect people in difficult american americans a family available hang on than anyone realized that I was being sarcastic about the limbs that was okay all right this is beautiful I think without moving two men without moving too much here there's not a lot I can change but I'm loving what's happening how about this all I'm going to ask you to do is to stay keep your arms exactly where they are and tune your body towards may hips and everything keep going keep going keep stop now bring your chin back to felix away not your body just your chin all the way all the way all the way all the way all the way around now look a feeling okay what does that do with you again body shape okay I need your elbow to go out a little bit further to go I need your chin to go back to felix square and tip this way not this way go great port rent twin hang on let me find there it is okay all right I think it's really interesting because you get this it's really a beautiful like space in the picture it is okay I want you to do more I want you to actually adjust your hips towards me all the way keep going keep going keep going keep going keep going why when you ask someone to turn away from the camera just hit tune it's like they go and then you go on now look back at me it's interesting but if everybody does it I want you to turn your hips like you needs over there just keep turning around let's go stop now chin back to felix. All right, now this hand good girl can come onto your size. We can see it now chin all the way to felix and I go like that because I don't want to hear the lean back I want you to go like that so I draw the line with my hand where we can find a hundred let me find fane hang on okay chin thatwe cassidy working it a little bit more eyes to felix beautiful now, this is where I would go in and do a closer composition. Pull back to a horizontal competition. They've around a little bit more that's your left and just make it a little bit more graceful. That yet I wanted to be left. Good going on. All right, I get that. Longchamp would felix go, girl, I think we have. All right from there, I want you to sit it out. I want you to sit up away from that box and come to the edge of this box with your bum slide and just touch the aegis that box with your elbow. Just edge. Good girl. And I want you to touch your thigh and then slide your elbow back. I'm working on my post like your elbow. This how? By back and long chin to felix. And they'll give me a triangle with this elbow here. Good girl. Okay, now you're sitting quite rigid. Cassidy, I want you to find your booty let's ago. Elbow this bow out that's the one changing felix long chin forward. And now we're more right than their recline. Let me find the here. Wait a minute. I gotta find the right in front of us, yeah, I could have. Flick back use this to flick back and then I find it so when I say I'm gonna find it here just wait one thing when you see the head but you know, once I find it then I can control it like this uh, you know what? Here has its own thing going on kid us so you've got to just take control because here can be really naughty. All right? I love this all right from here what I would do to give you a few more variations that aren't gonna work with this dress, but I would definitely give you a few more variation. One of them would pay to bring this me and cross it in the front so it was sitting up against this foot and just bring leagues in and just create a little bit more of a comic, but she can't really do this sitting in this dress if she was wearing pants or shorts and she would be able to do it. But really, this one this whole recline is about you just taking this killer shot, get them into position used their hands don't be afraid before we stand up because we only have one more sitting position. In fact, I should have done this when she had the shorts on we're gonna have tio maybe do this with the longest good um okay danielle, could you bring me the big skirt? Because if I cover up, who legs and I can get her to do some poses that are a little bit more comfortable.

Class Description

Bring more flair to all of your photographs with fashion-inspired posing and lighting ideas from Sue Bryce and Felix Kunze.

In Fashion Photography Posing and Lighting, Sue and Felix will show you how to direct and light a model to create a fashion-style shoot. This class brings together a master of posing and a master of studio lighting to show you how to create gorgeously lit and posed photographs in your own studio. Sue and Felix will demonstrate how to create three versatile lighting looks and a whole range of poses that bring the subject to life. You’ll learn how to work with a model who can’t move and how to capture the energy of one who can.

Create and capture the beauty of a fashion-inspired shoot – join Sue and Felix for your guide to shooting professional fashion looks and photography poses. 

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Spectacular class.!!! This is what it is like on a professional set. Time is money and the director gets the shot, Taking direction is the key attribute for the talent and crew.. That means tempers are high, there is humor and passion while cajoling the set to work together. The energy was amazing on this set. I loved their working relationship. Sue and Felix both have their vison for getting the shot. And they got it. I highly recommend this class.


Sue Bryce has what my Thai friends would call a teacher's heart. It is hard to translate but basically means caring, deeply knowledgable, dedicated to constant improvement and possessing the ability to present to students in an easily understandable and accessible manner. "Near enough" is never "good enough'. In a word she is a professional. This course is highly recommended for developing a framework for photographers to work from. Sue Bryce also has many additional pieces of inspirational advice along the way in terms of styling and costume. A talented teacher who presents practical steps that can easily be adopted by others. Impressive!