Five Ways to Improve Your Posing

When it comes to taking images of couples, one of the biggest struggles photographers deal with is posing. Since posing can make or break and good image, these five tips can take your posing to next level.   

In this video, you will see five different tips that will help fix a certain set of poses. While these fixes are meant to be applied to portraits of couples, I have already found some of these to be quite useful when dealing with individuals and even small groups. Tip one has already come in handy for me during a senior shoot and I can already see its usefulness in images such as groom portraits, formals, and even family portraits. I also found tip five extremely useful. I always found myself struggling with making this pose look intimate. Whenever I tried using this pose the couple always felt disconnected, or as described in the video, looking more 70's prom style. The idea of standing between each other's feet had just never occurred to me. After seeing the tip though, I had one of those "duh" moments and feel a lot more confident in using that pose.   

What tip stood out the most to you? Do you have any tips that you feel deserve to be on the list? 

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9 Comments

David Stephen Kalonick's picture

Am I the only one lovin these two? lol​

Neil Pho's picture

Yep. Just you. :-)

Leigh Smith's picture

Gonna say the same

Bob Schnell's picture

Yeah, good tips, but i find him annoying. However, they are better than the super exuberant couples

Pawel Paoro Witkowski's picture

Good ideas and well explained, thank you for taking time to record and share! :)

Mateusz Wietecha's picture

Tip I like the most is "never trust a snake"-makes sense ;) Thanks for this video

Tofer Weber's picture

Sounding like all the people I grew up with. Good advice and great ouytakes

Shawn Witmer's picture

Fantastic:) Phil and Sara are hilarious!