Posing your subject in a natural looking expressive way is considered one of the most difficult tasks. I’ve simplified the process into easy to follow check points.
Unflattering poses can make your subject look heavy, awkward, emotionally disconnected or worse. You will learn how to orchestrate the perfect pose from head to toe including natural facial expressions. This 2 hour lesson will have you posing subjects effortlessly with confidence.
Having a hard time getting your subjects pose and expression to look attractive and natural? Don't feel bad, you're not alone, not by a long shot! I was one of them. I understood my gear and lighting, yet the pictures I took of people were to cry for (yea, I said "cry" not "die").
I've read the same posing books as you, didn't help. I sought help from a Playboy photographer, didn't help. Telling me to place the hand here and twist the body that way did me no good on my next shoot.
Great news! If you've looked at my work and feel the subjects look good, I've posed 99.99% of each and everyone right down to their fingers and had them create the expression I wanted.
I made it my quest to get good at creating the poses and expressions I wanted. I reached the point modeling agencies seek me out to teach new models to pose and create expressions in one session, and they look great!
If you can buy groceries by checking off a shopping list you'll do great. That's what I've done, turned posing into a "list of ingredients" you check off. You'll leave with a "check list" handout that we go over ingredients one-by-one during the lesson. When it's time to shoot you review your subject for missing ingredients. You'll know from head to toe before taking the shot which ingredient is needed and how to add it!
Camera with charged battery, lens(es) and memory card with room for 100 pictures (empty card preferred). Notepad & pen or pencil. Good idea is beverages and snacks. We may be working both in and outdoors.