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Shoot: Fashion Female Poses

Lesson 28 from: FAST CLASS: Posing 101

Lindsay Adler

Shoot: Fashion Female Poses

Lesson 28 from: FAST CLASS: Posing 101

Lindsay Adler

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28. Shoot: Fashion Female Poses

Lesson Info

Shoot: Fashion Female Poses

So we're going to talk about photographing for fashion photography. Uh, here's the thing. In fashion, there are any rules and fashion. There are no rules for lighting. You do whatever you want. If it looks like it's on purpose, you're good for concept and for posing. I mean, you've seen the shots where the girls like slouched in the corner and like, it's a terrible posed but it's it's, ah, expressing despair. Whatever. I mean, okay, so there are any rules in fashion. Um, however, I'm anti to my fashion rules because I have my fashion posing. Um, and there are some distinctive differences. So the number one thing that I definitely want to encourage you to keep in mind is really for sure. Number one, you're posing to communicate the chutes mood. So the way that you pose the subject becomes far more important than any of the other posing that we've done because all the other posing we've done is just to flatter your subject. Okay, well, this instead is not only to make the clothes look go...

od. Also further your mood. Um, number two. My style is triangles and negative space. I mean, I'm not gonna lie. It's easier. Have negative space would be the skin girls. There's negative space built in, um, but that being said when im posing from my style. Personally, I have a lot of triangles and negative space, and that's kind of what it's all about. I do have curves sometimes, but it tends to be more about graphic posing for me versus curving posing. It tends to be more graphic for my style. One thing that is constant is elongating the neck and making them look taller. There's, I mean, I don't know of hardly any fashion shots where the model is made to look shorter. If you look, they're all impossibly tall looking, Um, some of them are, in fact, impossibly tall. That's true, but it's camera angle and the way that they have been posed the way that they pulled down their shoulders, elongate their neck, pull up through the top of the head, pull up through the core. All of that makes them look impossibly tall. Number four is fashion. Photography is where you see the most potential for movement imposes, and I use a lot of movement in my poses. I had a critique recently. Um, by an agency that I hired to take a look at my portfolio. And they said that was something that was strong. Even if the models not caught mid action, there is a feeling of movement. It has energy to it has a direction, Um, and then, of course, elegant and well post hands. Pans are like almost always purposely posed in fashion. Sometimes you can get away with Palm because it's clear that they were trying to do that. So fashion. Like I said, you kind of breaking the rules. Sometimes you can get away with that same way. Sometimes you can get away with this, but the hands are definitely elegant and well pose and contributing to that mood that you're trying to establish.

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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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