- Introduction to Posing
Lindsay goes over what she'll cover in this posing for beginners course, including the do's and don'ts of posing, how the course will be broken up, and some basic posing tips and guidelines to keep in mind.
- Expression and Interaction Posing Tips
Getting your subject to do what you want them to do can be tricky. Lindsay offers some helpful tips on how to get the right facial expressions for portraits, allow special moments to happen, and capture posed candid shots.
- Posing Guidelines
Get the lowdown on some key posing techniques every photographer should know, from how to make your subject look slimmer to how to accentuate their best features.
- Basic Posing Demo
Lindsay puts her advice into action using a model for a live posing demo that will teach your some beginner photography poses.
- Posing Parts: Shoulders, Chin, Eyes & Hands
Lindsay delves into the specifics of how to do head and shoulders portrait posing to make your subjects look their best and get the right look.
- Posing Parts: Men, Feet, Elbows and Nose
Learn specific male photography poses to make men look more masculine. Lindsay also goes over how to position elbows and noses for good poses.
- Posing Guide Contact Sheet Examples
Look at various contact sheets and learn about model poses for fashion photography.
- Posing for Body Types
Learn about posing for different body types so you can make anyone look flattering.
- Posing and Shooting Flaws
Every subject will have a flaw or two, but there are lots of things you can do to hide or minimize those flaws in your photos. Lindsay also shows you some common photography posing mistakes to avoid.
- Male Posing Guidelines
Lindsay gives you essential guidelines for how to pose for male photos to make men look their best and compensate for their flaws.
- Essential Male Poses
Get more advice on male portrait photography poses to make men look attractive and masculine.
- Essential Female Posing: Standing Poses
Lindsay summarizes the essential guidelines for women standing poses so women can look their best.
- Couples Posing Guidelines
When posing a couple, you want to make sure they actually look like a couple. Here are some guidelines for photography poses for couples so that both people look great.
- Shoot: Female High School Senior Poses
Lindsay goes over what to keep in mind when doing senior portrait female poses, including how to make the experience fun and how to ensure the photos are both flattering and appropriate.
- Shoot: Male High School Senior Poses
When doing senior portrait poses for guys, you'll want to make them look big, tough, and cool.
- Shoot: Mature Male Poses
Lindsay shows you how to pose older men to make them look good and age appropriate.
- Shoot: Mature Female Poses
Lindsay shows you how to photograph an older woman, including getting good posture, keeping the chin out, and hiding her hands.
- Shoot: Boudoir Poses
A great boudoir shoot depends on making sure your subject is relaxed and comfortable. Lindsay shows you how to minimize flaws, get natural boudoir poses, and use shape and movement to your advantage.
- Shoot: Plus Size Poses
Go over some tips and tricks for plus size photoshoot poses so you can make plus size subjects look slimmer.
- Shoot: Wedding Photography Bridal Poses
Lindsay shows you how to do bridal portrait poses that are both natural and dramatic, and how to pose your bride so she looks beautiful and elegant.
- Shoot: Mature Couple Poses
Photographing older couples depends on reading their dynamic and choosing the most flattering poses for both subjects.
- Shoot: Uneven Height Couple Poses
Posing couples of different heights can be a challenge. Learn how to make the shot look natural, avoid strain, and even out the overall image.
- Shoot: Bridal Couple Poses
Lindsay demonstrates how to do wedding poses for couples, including unusual cropping, using props, and making sure both the bride and groom look their best.
- Shoot: Group Poses
The key to a great group pose is to have good balance, without being perfectly symmetrical. Lindsay offers a variety of tips on how to pose groups, including avoiding multiple arms around shoulders and having physical contact between people.
- Shoot: Bridal Party Poses
When working with bridal parties, it's important to know the family politics, so bring notes! Lindsay gives you some great wedding party posing ideas, including that traditional bridal party group shot that tends to be symmetrical.
- Shoot: Family Poses
When shooting a family portrait photo, don’t forget about making sure the parents look good, too! Here are some family photo posing ideas, such as paying attention to body language and avoiding lining up people’s heads.
- Shoot: Mother with Children Poses
Lindsay gives you tips on mother and child poses, including how to make the mom look good and how to pose children of varying ages.
- Shoot: Father with Children Poses
Get some specific advice on posing a father with kids, including whom to pose first and where to place the youngest child.
- Shoot: Single Child Poses
Get posing ideas for one child, including allowing the pose to reflect the child’s personality, letting the child interact with their environment, and being sure to follow their lead.
- Shoot: Multiple Children Poses
Get posing ideas for siblings so you can capture their relationship as well as their individual personalities.
- Shoot: Maternity Poses
When doing maternity poses, you want your subject to look good and be comfortable. Lindsay gives you very specific advice on how to accentuate a pregnant woman's best features.
- Shoot: Maternity Couple Poses
Doing maternity poses with husband means you’ll want to make the man look equally important, strong, and supportive.
- Shoot: Same Sex Couple Poses
Lindsay gives you tips for posing same sex couples. The key is to follow their lead when it comes to being romantic and touchy feely.
- Shoot: Fashion Female Poses
In fashion photography, the regular posing rules don’t apply. You can get away with almost anything as long as it looks good and is done with intent. Lindsay talks about professional model poses for females, such as using elegant hands and elongated necks to communicate the mood.
- Shoot: Beauty Poses
Lindsay shows you her modeling poses for beginners, including emphasizing tendons and clavicles, tilting the head toward the camera or keeping it neutral, and using over-the-shoulder watch angles.