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FAST CLASS: Posing 101

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Shoot: Same-Sex Couple Poses

Lindsay Adler

FAST CLASS: Posing 101

Lindsay Adler

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Lesson Info

27. Shoot: Same-Sex Couple 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: Same-Sex Couple Poses

we're going to talk about same sex couples. Um, uh, um I get this question all the time, and I have several answers for everybody. Okay? How do you photograph the same sex couple? Different or the same or what do you do? All right, So here's my five guidelines. First of all, see couples posing. It's the same. I mean, the guidelines are the same, but really, what it comes down to is if there's clearly a couple's dynamic analysed. So, for example, if the couple is really touchy feely do really touchy feely poses. If they don't look so touchy Feeling start off with less touchy feely poses, and then you can get a little bit more romantic. Um, okay, So the big question that I get is what happens if there isn't clear generals and so specifically today, like, there's not someone that you look at and say, Oh, I know how to pose them. So really, just don't go for the really like you would with a couple. Don't go for, like, hand on hip, hand on shoulder. Okay, go for the poses where there's not ...

clearly feminine masculine movement. So what I would say if you're struggling to determine the dynamics, pose kind of like friends but have more points of contact. Always have the head's tilted together. Follow the couples, posing guidelines, analyzed a couple of dynamics. What was kind of together like friends and more romantic, very eye contact. The same thing is before it, tilting heads, closing eyes, looking at camera, looking down at one subject, the other person size close eyes open. Look, be the whole thing around in a circle on. And then, of course, still avoid the flat feet. So that doesn't mean that I'm saying, Of course, you know somebody has got to be. I felt like if you like that, I just mean again two people side by side doing this, there's there's no dynamic to it, so keep that in mind as well

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