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Portrait Photography Fundamentals

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Shoot: Standing Poses for Male Model

Scott Robert Lim

Portrait Photography Fundamentals

Scott Robert Lim

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Lesson Info

21. Shoot: Standing Poses for Male Model

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Class Introduction

04:10
2

5 Shots That WOW

14:08
3

Four Fundamentals of Photography

08:05
4

Create a Visual Impact with Composition

07:04
5

Importance of Foreground and Background

08:30
6

Create Depth in Landscape Images

18:09
7

Photos Don't Always Follow the Rules

02:11
8

Composition Practice Exercise

10:41
9

Composition Critique of Student Images

05:28
10

Keys to Posing

05:37
11

Shoot: Classic Elegance Female Pose

14:46
12

Shoot: Modern Female Pose

09:04
13

Shoot: Rollover Female Pose

08:10
14

Female Hands & Arms Poses Overview

19:52
15

Shoot: Hands and Arms Poses for Female

08:58
16

Seven Posing Guidelines

04:18
17

Headshots Poses with Male Model

14:59
18

Shoot: Headshot for Male Model

06:45
19

Shoot: Sitting Poses for Male Model

10:03
20

Shoot: Leaning Poses for Male Model

06:43
21

Shoot: Standing Poses for Male Model

03:32
22

Keys to Couples Posing

10:31
23

Shoot: Couples Posing

06:17
24

Couples Transitional Posing Overview

14:28
25

Shoot: Transitional Posing

15:25
26

Keys to Group Posing

07:12
27

Accordion Technique with Groups

07:46
28

Shoot: Accordion Technique

04:11
29

Shoot: Best Buds Pose

04:54
30

Shoot: Talk with Your Hands Pose

02:33
31

Shoot: Lock Arms and Hold Hands Pose

04:34
32

Run at the Camera and Dance in Your Seat Poses

04:13
33

Shoot: Pod Method Pose

17:58
34

Posing Critique of Student Images

09:32
35

Introduction to Lighting

05:38
36

Soft vs Hard Light

17:10
37

Difficult Lighting Situations

05:52
38

Bright Light Techniques

18:16
39

Overcast Light Techniques

10:34
40

Low Light Techniques

10:27
41

Lighting Techniques Q&A

14:58
42

Drama Queen Lighting

06:26
43

Laundry Basket Lighting

09:44
44

Make it Rain Lighting

03:48
45

Smart Phone Painting with Light

07:53
46

Mini LED Bokeh Lighting

08:22
47

Choose the Right Lighting System

13:30
48

Hybrid Flash System

06:42
49

Innovative Accessories

05:35
50

Gear Overview

06:19
51

Theatrical Post-Processing

06:07
52

Ten Keys to Post-Processing

08:37
53

Essential Skills to Post-Processing

08:25
54

Headshot Post-Processing

24:53
55

Bright Light Post-Processing

09:45
56

Flat Light Post-Processing

14:46
57

Low Light Post-Processing

08:24
58

Introduction to Fine Art Post-Processing

09:06
59

Light & Airy Fine Art Post-Processing

27:34
60

Dark & Moody Fine Art Post-Processing

13:36
61

Post-Processing Critique of Student Images

36:56

Lesson Info

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.

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Vitor Rademaker
 

This course is amazing! Scott is extremely straightforward. He goes directly to practical problems, tips and etc. He explains every thing very clearly, and he is also very funny and charismatic, making you laugh as you learn. He shows that you don't need a lot of expensive gear to make very nice pictures. So I have saved some money as well, cause I was about to buy some gear that I wouldn't need right now. It is for sure one of the best photography courses I have ever attended to! I highly recommend! Thanks a lot Scott! You are the best!

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I have purchased a number of classes, this being one of them. The quality of the information was good and the level at which Scott spoke was appropriate for me. Having a course sylibus would add greatly to the value, which usually is not part of the programs I've purchased including this one, unless I've missed it. I believe the speaker should be required to provide one. After watching the videos, much of material can be recaptured by seeing it in writing. I would like to hear back from Creativelive their thoughts. In sum, good topic, good speaker, good technical audio and video quality by Creativelive

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Another fantastic class with Scott Robert Lim! The combination of his knowledge, willingness to share, passion & entertaining personality makes him a top choice for photography education. Learning not only the "what", but the "why" & "how" can transform one's entire approach towards MAKING pictures. A constant inspiration to get better & better through practice.