7 Posing Techniques for Non-Models
Not everyone works with models. A lot of photographers have the job of shooting with everyday people and we need to make them look like models. So how do you do that when the subjects have no experience posing or controlling their face for the camera? Here are seven tips to make your portrait subjects feel like models. We don't generally think of hair as a part of the body we can control, but you really can! Let's assume you're doing a basic portrait session without makeup artists and hair stylists. Hair all behind the shoulders.Hair all in front of the shouldersHair all on one side.Hair all on the other side.Hair up. Hair on the shoulders (#1) should be avoided at all costs. Generally you want their part facing the camera so more of their face is included. When someone stands in their normal relaxed stand, or even stands up straight to have nice posture, there is a little bit of flab right underneath their chin. Same before and after from the side. Same technique from a male subject.