Posing is about directing the body in a way that is flattering and engaging. Most people think of posing as being stiff, encouraging children to say “cheese” and looking right at the camera for a smile. That is not what you will be learning in this workshop. Instead, you will learn to make connections and go from one movement to the next seamlessly. We will cover how to pose several genres, including young children, families and seniors. This workshop will leave you with the posing confidence to guide people so they look natural and comfortable.
Camera: DSLR (your camera is capable of changing lenses)
Level: Beginner to Advanced
Time Commitment: A minimum of 3 hours a week for 4 weeks. Non-members have access to the workshop forum for 4 weeks after the start of the class. Don’t forget to download everything you need prior to that date! Members will have access to the workshop forum for at least an additional 4 weeks to review and download workshop material for future reference.
Week One: Fundamentals of Posing
- Rules of Posing
- Why Locations are Chosen
- Best Equipment to Use for Portraits
- Building Relationships with Clients
- Helping Clients Feel Comfortable
- Rules of Posing
- Capturing Genuine Moments
- Video Demo: Posing a Couple
- BONUS Material and Video: Posing Maternity
Week Two: Working with Families
- Focusing and Using the Body
- Depth of Field
- Posing Multiple People on the Same Plane
- What to do With Hands
- How to Pose Families
- Breaking Up Families to Smaller Groups
- Capturing Family Interaction and Connection
- Video Demo: Photographing Families
Week Three: Working With Children
- Working with Children
- Uncooperative Children
- Creating Trust with Children
- Candid Moments
- Capturing Their Varying Expressions
- Video Demo: Posing Children
Week Four: Posing Seniors
- Posing Boys
- Making a Senior feel Beautiful
- Going From One Pose to the Next
- Getting that Serious Face
- Relaxing the Shoulders
- Incorporating Props
- Video Demo: Photographing a Senior
- BONUS Material and Video: Headshots
Hey ! I really want to do this course but am in Cuba the time it starts ! Is it a course that I can do at my own pace and come back to it in the future for reference ?
Yes, the workshop is self-paced, and accessible 24/7 at your convenience. You can also download all of the materials/videos for your reference.
I’m looking at your posing workshop and have a question…..If I’m unable to view the workshop on the days it’s being broadcasted, am I able to view the lessons at my leisure on a later date/time?
The workshop is self-paced, and accessible 24/7 at your convenience. You can also download all of the materials/videos for your reference.
Hi Amy! It this workshop starting on the 19th of January LIVE or can we link into it each week depending on our timezones and work schedules? Thanks
The workshop is not live. It is self-paced, and accessible 24/7 at your convenience. You can also download all of the materials/videos for your reference.
On the waitlist. Really hope I can get in!
I came to register for the workshop and saw that it’s sold out and I am SO incredibly sad!!! I guess I thought that since there was a follow along option that those spots wouldn’t sell out. Is there any possible way to still do that option? I reeeeeally need help with posing!!
Thanks! You guys are awesome at what you do!
Louise Dobson says
Hi there, I have emailed through the support email also. Sadly I think I will be unable to take part due to a family crisis. I see you have a waiting list….can I give up my spot and get a refund of my fee? I hope so. I am so disappointed not to be able to do it.
Dawn Hagen says
I am registered for the workshop (yeah!) and am excited for it to begin. Will there be an email coming out with the workshop details before the 19th? Thank you!
When is the next posing workshop?
Jeff K says
Victoria Greer says
Is this workshop in video format or is it written and then includes a bonus video of a session? Thanks!
Jeff K says
The workshop has both written and video material. The video material will demonstrate and reinforce what’s taught in the written material. Hope you can join us!
so this workshop is FULL? it appears as though sign ups for it are welcome??
Jeff K says
There are still a few seats available if you want to join us.
Very nice photos, good job people. Seems like your courses are gonna be helpful