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Fashion Photography Posing and Lighting

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Sitting Pose #5

Sue Bryce, Felix Kunze

Fashion Photography Posing and Lighting

Sue Bryce, Felix Kunze

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5. Sitting Pose #5

Lesson Info

Sitting Pose #5

From here, what I want today is stop moving around, but this is where I stop playing with my angles instead going in and out because I feel like these other poses that bring all of the hands up around the face. Also, she can hug your knees, she can draw him these and we can work a little bit higher. So let's to show you because the more we shoot more, we've got to put in the book, and the more you've got to try is if I make these two boxes higher, then instantly what happens? Cassidy can bring one foot up even higher, and when he foots up even higher, so put one foot on the fuse box one foot on the second box. Now she can actually hug her knees towards the camera. Now she can duel the knee huggy right up onto your toe scarcity and your tall so you've got long legs and you've got long and now I can do all of these little cooley poses where arms or kill up around here I can bring hands out right up to here. I can create triangles in here, so they do something with her head just want comi...

ng straight down on both sides. Well, if I was shooting it probably I would be putting a fan into it because that's something that I would naturally do with here is blow here out just a little bit like that I'll put a little bit of beer in here see that's your your small fancy I'm a little fan thing on one more cast perfect on dh just give me a little bit of attitude in the eyes just attack yes there this yeah all right beautiful the higher than these come up the more her hands come up, the more clearly poses you can do as long as the feeder engaged nice and close so it's just a simple rotation just from one sitting pose but there are so many different things you can do here what not to do everybody does this when they start out they put their hand between the legs like that and then it gets cut off and ironically, if you take it why not to do shot the really weird thing about the shock when the hand goes down there is it looks like even though she's not touching or is it? It looks like she's got a hand between the legs so I don't know why it does that the stick in the hand goes in, the dip has gone from where the handle and it looks like she's doing that so just watch the hands going down between the league's team to find the hands on the side elbow in it looks better makes a big difference so could we move her a little bit towards the back? Just a tiny bit yeah, she wanna try a what? Sorry, I'm just doing everything but posing here sorry castor just vega free theme park ride the lovely thank you so really engaging your feet, cassidy really pointing your toes leaning forward make sure that you're wrapping that for having that they put a little bit more just one more beautiful I love that you know I love that shot and I feel like sometimes when this knee comes up like this when you feel that may come up on the knee doesn't make sense just being out there on its own because the knee and a beer league particularly can look just flat and wide you can create two different things one of them is you can wrap your hands around you can bring your point of focus to the top of the knee and I do see this often people do this don't do this don't touch the knee it doesn't belong there we don't sit with that's not a body language that were used we have your bodies, we use their bodies we created many triangles as we can and that makes a big difference if you take the same shot can I just say so? We moved her back a bit. I want to a little bit more that contrast of light coming more from the front, and I was getting from the floor in so just moved closer to the backdrop. Now, no one can tell me about, you know, that I'm going to end up being cropping the picture.

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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Master Posing Guide

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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!