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FAST CLASS: Posing 101

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Shoot: Mature Female Poses

Lindsay Adler

FAST CLASS: Posing 101

Lindsay Adler

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Lesson Info

13. Shoot: Mature Female Poses

Lessons

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1 Introduction To Posing Duration:04:38
3 Posing Guidelines Duration:16:05
6 Posing For Body Types Duration:05:00
7 Posing & Shooting Flaws Duration:03:59
8 Male Posing Guides Duration:03:41
9 Couples Duration:05:10
12 Shoot: Mature Male Poses Duration:01:47
13 Shoot: Mature Female Poses Duration:02:02
14 Shoot: Boudoir Poses Duration:03:45
15 Shoot: Plus Size Poses Duration:01:57
17 Shoot: Mature Couple Poses Duration:02:17
19 Shoot: Bridal Couple Poses Duration:02:06
20 Shoot: Group Poses Duration:02:38
21 Shoot: Bridal Party Poses Duration:03:00
22 Shoot: Family Poses Duration:03:49
24 Shoot: Single Child Poses Duration:03:56
25 Shoot: Maternity Poses Duration:04:55
26 Shoot: Maternity Couple Poses Duration:02:15
27 Shoot: Same-Sex Couple Poses Duration:02:00
28 Shoot: Fashion Female Poses Duration:03:12
29 Shoot: Beauty Poses Duration:02:19

Lesson Info

Shoot: Mature Female Poses

this section, we're going to cover four really important subject areas. Honestly, now is when I pick things up, because I had to get the kind of the essentials. Now everything is going to go a little bit faster, and I'm just going to get right to it. So what we are going to start with is going to be photographing a mature woman. Meaning maybe just not somebody who's a high school senior, for example, first of all, see women's posing. We already talked about this. Go watch all of that. But these were the other considerations you have. Number two is good posture with a quiet confidence. That's like that's what you're aiming for. Generally mature woman. You're not aiming for being all about the curves you're not aiming for to be dramatic posing just flattering soft. Um, and that kind of, uh, melds into another one we have here. So So good. Posture number three. This is a caution. If you're photographing an older woman and I'm even aware of this, you more quickly show age in your hands. Ok...

ay, um so a lot of women, especially if they maybe they look great, but they have more wrinkles or veins in their hands. So when you're posing hands, be aware of how your posing them and how prominent they are in the photograph. The next thing that I would say is you do want curves. This is still photographing a woman, but just not exaggerated, like we're going to dio in an upcoming segment. And then this last one, each subject that you have. You need to analyze differently and need to photograph differently, so it all depends on age. It all depends on the size of the person, like giving all of these tools so you can analyze your subject and try to flatter them. So number five it depends on the subject, but more so than usual, you would have your subject lean their head out towards the camera often as someone agents skin underneath there. 10. Underneath their job gets looser, and so you don't want to see that you want to elongate it and make it tighter

Class Description

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Full-length class:  Posing 101 with Lindsay Adler

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AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Use camera angle, lens choice, and cropping to improve your poses
  • Hide unflattering problem areas
  • Address different body types through posing and wardrobe
  • Go for simple poses rather than extravagant ones
  • Pose couples, individuals, and groups to ensure everyone looks good
  • Understand the differences between posing women and men

ABOUT LINDSAY'S CLASS:

Posing is one of the fundamentals of great photography. It’s also the thing that photographers have the least control over. We can choose our lenses, set up, lighting, and retouch with Adobe® Photoshop®. But when it comes to photography poses, we need to pay attention and work closely with our subjects to find the perfect pose and the best way to capture the most flattering image.

Fashion and portrait photographer Lindsay Adler will break down the fundamentals of perfect posing, giving you the basic rules you should follow to make your subjects and your photos look their best. Through live photo shoots and slides, Lindsay demonstrates the do’s and don’ts for every category of subject, including men, women, older people, couples, brides and grooms, groups, and more.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Connect with your subjects through sincere compliments, repeating their name and discovering their passions.
  • Avoid using negative terms that will make subjects feel ill at ease.
  • Master the rules of posing, then know when to break them.
  • Be confident when posing couples at a wedding whether it's a bride and groom, mature couple or same-sex couple.

This course is perfect for novice photographers just getting their feet wet in the world of portrait photography, but it also offers useful advice and techniques for even the most skilled professionals. By the end, you’ll be able to discover the beauty in every one of your subjects and bring it out for the world to see.

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:

  • All levels of photographers who want to set themselves apart and up their posing game.
  • Professional photographers who want to learn new ways of posing women, men, children, couples, and groups so they can impress current clients and attract new ones.
  • Hobbyist photographers who want to learn to pose their family and friends.

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