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FAST CLASS: Posing 101

Lesson 12 of 29

Shoot: Mature Male Poses

 

FAST CLASS: Posing 101

Lesson 12 of 29

Shoot: Mature Male Poses

 

Lesson Info

Shoot: Mature Male Poses

The biggest thing I want to do is talk about the differences for posing older gentleman. Or maybe just not a teenager. Um, And so, first of all, of course, all the rules that apply to photographing a guy are the same. Generally, what you're looking for when photographing and mature guy is confidence and relaxed. It's what I notice, especially, I mean, I was mentioning Duke you if you look at editorials and g. Q. The younger guys have a lot more movements and their poses a lot cock here and over the top because they're compensating versus the older guys. They're cool and confident cause they knew who they are. They're in control of their life. Expression is key, so you can definitely do furrowed brow. You can dio squinted auras, Peter Hurley says, squinted eyes towards the camera. And I would do that a little bit more, something that is perhaps more thoughtful. It's not about being like cool, uncomfortable and lean. It's more about Here's my confidence. Interacting with the camera alway...

s directed her hands. Always, always, Um and I I use a lot of chairs for mature guys. I do have them sitting. I have the leaning, having crossing their legs. And when I oppose their hands, I just make sure that it's not super distracting. That's really the biggest differences or just I'm not gonna have a mature guy lying on the ground. It doesn't work. That's not what I would do. So don't feel what I would have said is, you know OK, so some of the variety of poses you can get our because you have standing and sitting and laying and leaning. You don't need to lay every subject on the ground, and this would be an example where you wouldn't.

Class Description

FAST CLASS:

Try a Fast Class – now available to all Creator Pass subscribers! Fast Classes are shortened “highlight” versions of our most popular classes that let you consume 10+ hours in about 60 minutes. We’ve edited the most popular moments, actionable techniques, and profound insights into bite-sized chunks – so you can easily find and focus on what matters most to you. (And of course, you can always go back to the full class for a deep dive into your favorite parts.)

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