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Shoot: Standing Poses for Male Model


Portrait Photography Fundamentals


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Shoot: Standing Poses for Male Model

So standing sidelight right, that's kind of like what I'm, well, I think I did, I demonstrated that before, right? And so, you can stand and do some sidelight, and, and what you wanna try to do is get that leg lean on one leg. Put all that weight on one leg, and it looks great. Here's a different way of doing it. Where I'm using sidelight here. And what this was, this was the actual sun here. And so the nose towards the light, right? And so he's leaning on one leg here, okay. He's looking down, I have him, oh, yeah. Looking down is also another great way to express strength in a portrait is to look down. So that should always be part of your repertoire, when you're shooting somebody, look up at the light, look over and then look down. And so that look down feeling has a masculine feel to it. And what I did was I just added another flash on this side to give me a highlight here. 'Cause this sun was so strong, that it was making this all black and shadow and no detail was coming out so I...

just popped some flash on the other end to give you that sidelight, okay? Here's another example of sidelight. And so this was actually an overcast day, and I changed the sky, which I'm gonna be talking about but I can't have a highlighted sky in the background. That sky was completely white it's like blown out and white. There's nothing, there's nope, just white clouds, okay? But I wanted it interesting, so I popped a flash in to give me some highlight and shadow. And now that I have highlight and shadow, I can add in a sky with highlight and shadow and it looks matching, right? But I couldn't do that if I didn't do that. So, I liked adding the sidelight there, then I got highlight and shadow. And now I can make it a much more dramatic picture. And I will show you tomorrow what it actually looked like and you'll be amazed. But we'll just gonna have to hold off for right now. Okay, let's do a sidelight, with a looking down. And show you how strong that looks. How's that? Okay Ryan, get in here. And so can you go ahead and turn that light on? Right. And so what I want you to do is put all your weight on that leg, relax. You're gonna look this way but you're gonna look down and maybe put this hand in the pocket and put your thumbs right there. Okay, good. So go ahead, give him some sidelight. And I'm looking for the shadow on the side of his cheek. That's what I'm looking for, okay? And I'm hopefully I have enough room here. Okay, so let me see what we got here. And look down, right. Good. And then just look straight out. Good. And then if you can maybe take one of your hands and maybe hold your vest, yes like maybe across. Yeah, something like that. Perfect. Just to change it up. He's looking down. Right, perfect. (camera shutter) Then put your head down, and just look, yeah. Yeah, chin up just a bit. Uh, actually i like it with your chin down actually. Right there, bam. (camera shutter) Alright, great. So those are some different poses with using sidelight and standing.

Class Description

Want to be able to go into any situation with your camera and have the confidence to know you’ll get the shot? Award-Winning photographer Scott Robert Lim goes in-depth on the four foundational elements you must conquer if you want to develop your creativity and style.

Scott will give you the guidelines you need to master:

  • Lighting
  • Posing
  • Composition
  • Post-Processing

Once you master these fundamentals of portraits, you free up your mind to get creative and ultimately get the shot.


1Class Introduction
25 Shots That WOW
3Four Fundamentals of Photography
4Create a Visual Impact with Composition
5Importance of Foreground and Background
6Create Depth in Landscape Images
7Photos Don't Always Follow the Rules
8Composition Practice Exercise
9Composition Critique of Student Images
10Keys to Posing
11Shoot: Classic Elegance Female Pose
12Shoot: Modern Female Pose
13Shoot: Rollover Female Pose
14Female Hands & Arms Poses Overview
15Shoot: Hands and Arms Poses for Female
16Seven Posing Guidelines
17Headshots Poses with Male Model
18Shoot: Headshot for Male Model
19Shoot: Sitting Poses for Male Model
20Shoot: Leaning Poses for Male Model
21Shoot: Standing Poses for Male Model
22Keys to Couples Posing
23Shoot: Couples Posing
24Couples Transitional Posing Overview
25Shoot: Transitional Posing
26Keys to Group Posing
27Accordion Technique with Groups
28Shoot: Accordion Technique
29Shoot: Best Buds Pose
30Shoot: Talk with Your Hands Pose
31Shoot: Lock Arms and Hold Hands Pose
32Run at the Camera and Dance in Your Seat Poses
33Shoot: Pod Method Pose
34Posing Critique of Student Images
35Introduction to Lighting
36Soft vs Hard Light
37Difficult Lighting Situations
38Bright Light Techniques
39Overcast Light Techniques
40Low Light Techniques
41Lighting Techniques Q&A
42Drama Queen Lighting
43Laundry Basket Lighting
44Make it Rain Lighting
45Smart Phone Painting with Light
46Mini LED Bokeh Lighting
47Choose the Right Lighting System
48Hybrid Flash System
49Innovative Accessories
50Gear Overview
51Theatrical Post-Processing
52Ten Keys to Post-Processing
53Essential Skills to Post-Processing
54Headshot Post-Processing
55Bright Light Post-Processing
56Flat Light Post-Processing
57Low Light Post-Processing
58Introduction to Fine Art Post-Processing
59Light & Airy Fine Art Post-Processing
60Dark & Moody Fine Art Post-Processing
61Post-Processing Critique of Student Images