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Shoot: Family Poses

Lesson 22 from: FAST CLASS: Posing 101

Lindsay Adler

Shoot: Family Poses

Lesson 22 from: FAST CLASS: Posing 101

Lindsay Adler

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22. Shoot: Family Poses

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Shoot: Family Poses

So what I'm going to do right now is I'm going to start with family Posing essentials. I'm gonna give you my top five. And that applies to any family group. Whether it's a mom, a dad in a child or two Children, three Children, you know, building up on Ben. I'm going to talk about OK, posing with mom and Dad together with, uh, the two of them together and then would just mom and then just add, like, the differences that would actually apply number one. Okay, The biggest problem I see when people are posing families is they told them, everybody just go stand out there. And actually, that's who was saying that that that was a problem they have. You said, Just go stand out there and then you're tryingto trying to work everybody. And then what you see is you're actually kind of influenced because people stand in a natural way, which doesn't mean it's good, but then it's too much effort to change everything. So what I recommend you do is pick one parent and you build the scene. Um and so I w...

ill perhaps pick maybe the mother first so that I can pose her and flatter her and then build everyone around. So, just like I do with groups, I don't just go sit out there and then tweak. So this is something that is huge. And I see this. I was looking inspiration on Pinterest a while ago for Family Portrait opposes, and a huge thing I saw is that the parents get forgotten and there slouching and the mom looks wide because she's laying on her side with her hands. Assign another really big one is when they have Mom sitting there with a kid on each leg. So she's literally like this as wide as possible, straight on towards camera. And it's not flattering. So what I'll do is I'll kind of try to build with parents first so that I know that they look good and then sit kids inappropriate. And of course, you can tweak if someone needs to be held on to more. So don't forget the parents. Plus, they're the ones spending the money. So if mom doesn't look good, I mean, she kids always look cute. You can get them to pay attention to really look at the camera. They're still going to look cute. Pretty much any poses. OK, but parents will be aware of their poses. Number three just kind of like with couples is find ways, if you can, to turn heads and body languages towards each other. Ah, common pose that I will see. Four. Family portrait is where everybody is kind of sitting like back to back, legs out, perfectly symmetrical. The same thing with groups is when it's not perfectly symmetrical. Then you notice, so I don't I don't aim for symmetry, maybe balance. So not everybody's group done one side and like one on the other. But I also again, I try to have them facing towards each other instead of everybody way and legs out. You could do that maybe, with, um, maybe teens, but not with little kids. As soon as body language, anything is away. It's not like a united family. Photo doesn't make it horrible, but it's better if body language is together. Um, number four. What I recommend is either you pose mom first so you can flatter her. Or honestly, there's one parent that the kids clearly listen to more. Pose that parent first and then build around them on and so I would add the youngest child first because they're going to. It's going to most important for them to be sitting on dad's laugh or right in front of debt or in Dad's arms or whatever it may be. So as I build, I build that way. An anchor parent, I can add another parent if the kids are older and then it can wait. If not a do anchor parent, youngest kid, build someone else. And so that is probably would be my suggestion. Build, just like within groups, and the number five is avoid lining up heads side to side or up and down. I know I've seen, like, you know, people try to do really cute and stack heads. The problem is it it doesn't work nine times out of 10 or 99 out of

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Ratings and Reviews

Samantha Riegels
 

This is a great course for a quick reminder of things to keep in mind when headed out for a particular shoot. It's bullet points. General principals. If you are new to posing, you'll want a more in-depth course where she has live models and is positioning them rather than just talking about posing techniques. But for a Fast Class, I think this is perfect. Wonderful job, as always Lindsay!

a Creativelive Student
 

Fantastic quick but comprehensive summary of the key points for many different types of shoot. As always Lindsay Adlers delivers excellense. Brilliant

Creative Team
 

Lindsay's classes are always informative and interesting.

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