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Posing 101: Essentials

with Lindsay Adler

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About The Class

an introduction to essential posing techniques.

Posing doesn’t have to be complicated. In Posing 101: The Essentials, fashion photographer and CreativeLive instructor Lindsay Adler gives you an introduction to essential posing techniques you need to start building the posing repertoire every photographer needs.

In this class, Lindsay will lay a foundation of posing basics to get you started on mastering posing. You’ll learn tips on interacting with your subject and how to coach expressions. Lindsay will show you how your lens and camera angle work with different poses. Additionally, she covers best practices for posing each body part, what to look for in posture and how to pose and shoot through flaws.

Whether you’re starting from scratch or have some posing experience under your belt, this course will build a solid foundation that will allow you to expand your posing knowledge and start getting creative.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Introduction to Posing

  2. 02

    Expression and Interaction Tips

  3. 03

    Posing Guidelines: Lenses & Camera Angles

  4. 04

    Posing Guidelines: Posture & Directing

  5. 05

    Basic Posing Demo

  6. 06

    Posing Parts: Shoulders, Chin, Eyes & Hands

  7. 07

    Posing Parts: Men, Feet, Elbows and Nose

  8. 08

    Posing Contact Sheet Examples

  9. 09

    Posing for Body Types

  10. 10

    Posing and Shooting Flaws


Meet Your Expert

Lindsay Adler

Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler has risen to the top of her industry as both a photographer, educator, and Canon Explorer of Light. Based in New York City, her fashion editorials have appeared in numerous fashion and photography publications including Marie Claire, Elle, InStyle, Noise, Essence, Zink Magazine, Rangefinder, Professional Photographer and dozens more. As a photographic educator, she is one of the most sought after speakers internationally, teaching on the industry's largest platforms and most prestigious events.  ... read more

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  • Stephen Lee

    Stephen Lee

    November 2017

    Amazing course, Lindsay presents a ton of great content in a relatively short amount of time. She's got a great lively personality and keeps it fun and interesting. Great job fielding all kinds of questions on the spot - she really knows her stuff!

  • Nadine


    June 2017

    First off, I absolutely love the way Lindsay teaches. She shares a LOT of useful information and brings it in a light and cheerful way. There are plenty of examples and photos along with her descriptions. It's a pleasure to watch! This was my first course on posing and I learned a lot. Would definitely recommend this course!

  • Piotr

    February 2019

    fantastic, very useful course with in depth explanations, no sec was wasted on irrelevant matters, i am a great fun of her courses and must admit that she is a very good teacher

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