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Hazel H. Cromer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/27/2005

Photoshoots of 2 teen brothers

This Friday, I am going to do my first photoshoot with guys. They are brothers: one is 13 and one is 16. I am not sure how to pose guys. I want to do some closeups rather than all full bodies, but I don't know where to place their hands so I can crop without them looking armless or cut off arms. I know there are a lot of trees in their front yard and a fenced in inground pool, but I don not know what else is there at their house. I need all advice possible about posing guys especially two together and where to put their hands. I appreciate any help you have. My direct email is if you would rather.

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11/3/2008 9:27:29 AM

It isn't very sensible to post your email address in a public forum, Hazel.
You may now expect an avalanche of spam....

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11/3/2008 9:39:01 AM

But about that shoot:
you could ask 'm to bring their sports gear, so you could do photos in typical sports stances. Or they could bring 'implements' to do with their hobbies, which they would 'show' the camera.
Also you could ask 'm to express emotions: anger, joy/elation, timidity, friendliness, etc. etc.
Or how about one sitting on the other's back? Or them wrestling?
So on, so forth.

Have fun!

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11/3/2008 10:07:35 AM

Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
  That quickly got weird.

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11/3/2008 10:13:15 AM

Thinking INside as well as OUTside the box creates insights as well as opportunities. For fresh, exciting, unique images. That stand out from the crowd!

Always start with conceptualizing. Letting your mind flow. Visualize the image you want to make. Then go DO it.

And have fun doing it, of course!

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11/3/2008 9:26:07 PM

Oliver Anderson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/16/2004
  Funny one Greg...hahaha
maybe wrestling in the inground pool...or maybe not.jk I usually google search types of's really quite hard to tell someone how they should pose a client(s) when there are so many other factors that also come into play. I've even had parents purchase a large photo of one kid holding his brother in a headlock giving him noogies...cause it was their personality

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11/3/2008 10:24:33 PM

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