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Posing Masterclass

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Tall and Short (Kenna + Nikko)

Bambi Cantrell

Posing Masterclass

Bambi Cantrell

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Lesson Info

28. Tall and Short (Kenna + Nikko)

Lesson Info

Tall and Short (Kenna + Nikko)

yesterday I have to tell you guys I I was a little bit irritated with myself I was just tired yesterday I didn't get a good night's sleep like I wanted an instant total excuse and I'm here I'm always tell people you can't make excuses for failure well I was trying to make an excuse but I decided instead of making an excuse I'm going to show you what I did what I laid awake actually half the night last night thinking about how I could photograph one couple that I did yesterday differently and better so niko can you come over here for a second in kenya these two kids I just felt that I was not doing them a good thing I wasn't giving them ah good rendition of what I could possibly do and you can see there's a substantial difference in their head heights but the's two people love each other passionately and you know what on I'll tell you she this guy I mean let's face it no you know niko has a personality like crazy and he is gorgeous I mean is it get any hotter than that and kenna well wh...

at can we say about her you see what a great heart she has and how amazing she is a swell so what I wanted to do is just show you start thinking well how could I photograph them in a way that that would give them more dignity I liked okay what I did but I think I could do a couple of things that a little bit more in keeping with their personality I thought that was a bit too static for them it was a little bit too traditional and your kid is this kind of fun hip kind of girl so I think we can do something special so come on over here kids and I'm just going to demonstrate you real quickly something that I might do that would be a little bit different so area okay can know we're going to put you on the couch and um frank kennedy you're going to sit on the cash but I want you to sit on this thigh right here and just throw your feet up on the couch good job and now I can't flip your weight and stretch out this like a little bit more other leg beautiful just about like that and now niko I'm gonna put you on the arm right here and I want you just to get real casual and just hang there for me let me say that looks right there love it excellent and now kenna I want you to get in cozy with him right in their beautiful love it perfect come towards me a hare can because they don't want to hide you very very nice you can put your arm around her very very good and cannot just lean into him a whole bunch get cozy there girl love it excellency now right now I'm already feeling more comfortable can I have you take your bottom leg this leg right here and stretch it out just a little bit good job love it so now I have have much I feel a bit more good about this experience now this isn't we're not going this isn't going to be perfectly lit just so y'all know so cut me some slack on that I just wanted to just go do something that was a bit more interesting so hang on a second I see what it looks like from here my eyes so is going to be about eight hundred let's see how that looks I'm going back up just a hair more dead love it very very good hey and you know what cannot can you roll your shoulders this way a bit honey beautiful now do you see why I'm rolling her shoulders more a little bit more this direction it creates a bit more intimacy and we know that cana and nico ah some love and awesome very good good just love it and nico you know what I know that this is you like you're the hottest girl on the planet for you loving it good job lovett see no do you see what I'm doing with them I'm just playing with them I want to create a bit more fun out of the two of them so now kenna turn your feet this way I mean not your feet bring that arm that's up here in the arm bring it like turn it this way towards you like bring your elbow yeah yeah just like that oh I like that a whole better just get cozy I want your shoulder up honey that looks nice and nico with your chin I want you to lean in to her and almost drop your head down on hers nyu's lovett and a nico this arm right here can you just bring it like and rapid get cozy with her just right with this arm right here love it but bring it up towards her a little bit and I mean this is and you guys have to cut me some slack is there not even a real couple and so it's really hard to get people in each other space hey nico can you lean towards me with that shoulder over here and now a loving it nice nico tilt your head that way just a little bit love oh baby look at her can I bring a chin up until trade that way a little bit beautiful hun gorgeous already I tell you right now I like where a shot that was better so now let's try one other thing here nico joe let me have this arm right here and you're gonna turn your body this way just a little bit dead right here and I want you just going to kind of hang in right there and now kenna move your butt back as much as you can beautiful and I want you just kind of just you know let's see what it looks like to have u turn and put your butt like bring your knees up you're gonna lean back into him good uncross your legs and I want this leg up this knee up in your back leg down I know it's a little hard cause you're a tall girl and sculpture booty back this way a little bit because I need you to I want to get you down a little lower just kind of leaning back into him stretch his arms out this way look oh I like that already nico sit up a little taller form and turn your feet this way just little bit dad good job and then it's real important with nico I don't want to bring this shoulder up I want him tilting his head to that shoulder because it looks more feminine so I'm gonna have you kind of lean in this which tilt your head this perfect just a little tiny bit taught me a very slight movements so I could even do something that's a bit more like this on nico let me have you stand up for a second love it let me have you back to the edge of the couch right there just a little bit but backup that we just a little bit and I want you to kind of hang like this can you put your thumbs and just like that for you love it actually that looks I like that a whole bunch and now we get a little bit that's going on I love it oh yeah I love it nico were so bad don't even small whatever you do pal don't even go there I see it don't make it I build it's building and building and building and I see that smile happening on your face you oh yeah but he's smiling with his eyes yeah I can see it happening okay so straight your head just a little bit nico chin down a tiny bit beautiful very good excellent okay can we give them a hand thank you guys so niko you want to see a blond high five and for all of you people out there they're blonde don't get your panties in a wad it's a joke okay my assistance was a female and we used to have this joker used to do all the time when we were at wedding receptions we always did the blonde high five when we miss each other so there's this band out on the ban on there singing their song something for the first dance and and I took a photograph that I absolutely loved and I looked at her and she looked at me and we went and we did the blonde high five in the middle of the song this is the main singer busts out laughing so maybe it's not such a good idea so any rate I'm turning it back over to you girls hey nico the internet loves you and they love your sweatshirt finding nico thank you you know what's really funny about being blonde I just noticed that eyes just too frightening for words

Class Description

Do you have problems diverse groups of clients? Are you unsure if your lighting and posing are on point? Join award-winning and Nikon Ambassador Bambi Cantrell in this comprehensive class covering all aspects of posing, lighting and developing a successful portrait studio.

In this class, Bambi will:

  • Show you the best lighting for different scenarios
  • Camera angles that flatter
  • How to add creativity to your portrait shoots

You will learn ​Bambi​'s​ secrets of how she continues to innovate in her photography and business​.​


a Creativelive Student

I almost didn't bought this course due to low rating and what other reviewers were saying about her, but because it was on sale at incredibly low price that i decided to bite the bullet. And I am so glad I did. First of, for those reviewer that find her offensive, because she talks loud or make some jokes to her models or her audience, i don't think that it is offensive at all and neither did her audience or everyone in the studio. As a matter of fact, they were enjoying it. And I did too, was laughing while watching them laugh and having a good time. There was nothing wrong with the audio. I heard her just fine. I found her class to be the best class ever because she only not answers questions by theory, she demonstrate them live with the participation of her audience and the creative live crew and that's what made her class very interesting and not boring. She also uses real people and not models with perfect sizes or figures and it really helped me a lot because i have a challenge when it comes to posing plus sized people. I love her sense of bluntness, humor and at the same time, all the wonderful nuggets of wisdom she shared to her audience. I had purchased tons of creative class about photography and to tell you honestly, i haven even watched the full content on some of these classes because i get sleepy and bored but with Bambi's class, i watched her class in just 2 days without even feeling bored. I don't write reviews and in fact this is my first time to write a review here on creative live because i just feel the need to say that it's very unfair for her to be criticized liked that. I love you Bambi, I love your personality, I love your style and the information you taught were very invaluable. Thank you.

Melissa Baker Griffin

Loved the invaluable lessons! I can't wait to go through them all again. They are jam packed with valuable and tactical information that creatives on every level can take from. Her energy and personal style creates a great experience! I can only imagine how cool it would be to take a class from her in person! She is such a treat and so inspiring! I LOVE how enthusiastic Bambi is about the questions she receives and encourages phototgraphers to continue to grow, learn, and think out of the box. Thank you creative live! I feel like there should've been something like fire works at the end because she did outstanding!

Anne Dougherty

I’ll be honest. Ms Cantrell moves very fast, but her experience, humor and confidence are infectious. I thought I would check out a lesson or two and ended up watching and listening to her entire program. She is clear about her process and why it works so well. Her portraits are beautiful, whether individual or group situations. I thoroughly enjoyed the presentations, and I am a landscape and pet photographer. But I feel like I learned a lot about seeing, and was reminded of approaches to running your own creative business that are valuable for anyone. I have been very impressed by the professional instructors in every one of the CreativeLive courses I’ve watched or bought. It’s not every professional who can teach! I know. I am one who could not handle classroom situations. So happy I was able to join in on these classes. Thank you, Bambi, for all of your energy, and for sharing your knowledge with all of us. This was quite a ride!