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Karen Johnson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/23/2008
 

Posing Mom and Teen Son


Does anyone have ideas on poses for a mother and teenage son? I've seen lots of couple poses, but they don't seem quite appropriate.


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8/29/2008 1:01:07 PM

 

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  The best shot I've ever taken of this nature, I had the mother sit in a chair, and had the son stand behind her with his hands on her shoulders. I hope this helps.
Have fun and keep shooting!


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8/30/2008 3:52:27 PM

 
Karen Johnson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/23/2008
  Thanks Mark, I'll try it.


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8/30/2008 7:31:42 PM

 
Tanya Riggins
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/20/2007
  For a less formal shot my son enjoys us sitting on the floor with him possibly laying on or across my lap some way... or we are both on our stomachs with faces toward each other. For more formal shots we have stood behind a stool with each of us having one hand on the stool leaning forward. The head and shoulders are the only parts in the picture.. my shoulder is slightly behind him. I will try to find the pic and email it to you.


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9/2/2008 5:03:50 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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  Along with Mark's suggestion, I would try to capture an environmental portrait and have the subjects doing something together. I googled mother, teenage son, portrait and came up with this example.

http://tinyurl.com/6rrbvo

Since I receive my inspiration from others, thought something like this may help you as well. It's just a starter idea.



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9/5/2008 5:05:19 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  If you google ugly candle holder, would it come up again?


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9/5/2008 10:04:59 PM

 
Bunny Snow
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  Smart Arse!
I'm certain will come up. But, is in the eyes of the beholder.


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9/5/2008 11:33:32 PM

 
Bunny Snow
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  What I meant to write is that I'm certain that //candle holder// will come up, but //ugly// is in the eyes of the //beholder//.

I tried searching for //mother and teenage son// at BetterPhoto.com and nothing came up, so I went to Google, knowing that portrait photographers advertise on the worldwide web.

Personally, whether one is capturing a candle holder, or a mother and teenager, is always better to have the subject holding or doing something together. This makes the image an environmental portrait.


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9/5/2008 11:38:51 PM

 
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