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member since: 11/23/2006

Portrait Photography: Tips on Posing

Hey, I was wondering how to pose for portrait photos? I would love to learn some different ways! So if anyone has any ideas, please let me know. Also, what are some ideas for props? Thanks.

4/27/2007 8:34:06 PM


member since: 11/23/2006
  Also, what are some ideas for props?

4/27/2007 9:24:43 PM


member since: 9/25/2006
Try some photo portrait magazines, Heather.

4/28/2007 3:58:12 AM

Kerry Drager
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  Hi Heather,
Good question! Photo magazines are always excellent resources for studying different types of photography. Here at BetterPhoto, there are many options: Check BP's contest finalists for outstanding pics in a number of categories, including People. For portrait shots you particularly admire, simply click on the photographer's gallery to see more images!

In addition, we have an excellent 4-week online course on the subject: Posing and Portraiture Techniques with Ibarionex Perello Plus, you'll find some great ideas in Ibarionex's BP article: Portrait Photography: Lighting and Background

Hope this helps!

4/30/2007 10:08:15 AM

Who Me? 
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member since: 1/19/2007
  try practicing in front of the mirror.

Keep it bright.

4/30/2007 11:32:16 PM

Marius Liebenberg
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member since: 11/21/2005
  Our photography club has portrait nights with studio lights and strobes for the members to use and volunteer models come along to pose and in return they get free photos. I have found that to be a good way of getting experience in posing techniques and communicating with the model which is essential for good photos. Some models are natural at it and some not.

5/1/2007 2:02:32 AM

Who Me? 
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member since: 1/19/2007
  don't be a poser

5/1/2007 3:45:07 AM

Catherine Johns

member since: 6/22/2004
  Hello Healther,

Don't laugh, but I watch America's Next Top Model.

The photos are incredible and I find the suggestions that are given to the models help me guide people into posing who dont' know how to pose. Plus I learn from the novice model's common mistakes. I've also learned which poses are better depending on the model's facial features and structure.

If you are looking for unique poses, I get a lot of ideas from this show.

Cathy Johns

5/1/2007 5:46:42 AM

Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 9/4/2004
  Hi Heather,
you can also learn alot on the Studio Photography Threads.
from Babies to Seniors
here is The link to thread #1 there are 23 of them:

I do hope this helps,
Debby Tabb

5/1/2007 8:14:06 AM


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