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FAST CLASS: Posing 101

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Shoot: Plus Size Poses

Lindsay Adler

FAST CLASS: Posing 101

Lindsay Adler

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Lesson Info

15. Shoot: Plus Size 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: Plus Size Poses

top five guidelines for photographing somebody who is plus size. Um, I have a lot of clients that are not size zero or a size two. I photograph Ah, lot of singers that have a lot solar, voluptuous shape or a lot of professional women's athletes that have broad shoulders and their big girls. And so I need to flatter them. So here are my top five tips. Tip number one is enhanced. The shape and curve, not size. So it's a difference like you can. I do. You do not try toe hide anything. You're just trying to put the shape where you want it. Number two is avoid straight on to camera. There's a huge one. Everybody looks wide us straight on to camera. Does matter who you are so that you're not gonna shoot. Shoot on the camera, always going to shoot 3/4 or somewhere in between 3/4 but not totally to the sign, because totally decide is where you can see the size of someone's stomach. So it is 3/4 in a little less than that, not straight on on to the side. Next one would be hips and waist back sh...

oulders and head forward. So remember, the closest to the cameras biggest farthest, is smallest. The next one is a long gait and posture. It's combined with this. Avoid full length while sitting. Um, if you really want to elongate somebody, don't have them set. Even if you have good posture when you're sitting, everything gathers so even. I mean, even when I say even if I'm sitting up street, if you have a little bit of a stomach or a lot, it will gather right there. It doesn't matter how much I stretch. It's still going to be there. So if you are trying to elongate somebody, standing leaning is going to be the way to do it. But if you do, someone do want somebody to, uh, be sitting, then you don't do full length.

Class Description

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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