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3 Common Posing Mistakes and How to Fix Them

The nice thing about topics like camera settings and lighting is that they are easily quantifiable, which makes learning them easier in some cases. Posing can be a bit trickier and is often one of the last things portrait photographers really master. If you are growing as a portrait photographer and want some useful advice to add to your bag of tools, check out this helpful video tutorial that features an experienced creative sharing three common posing mistakes and how to fix them. 

Coming to you from Lindsay Adler with Adorama TV, this awesome video tutorial discusses three common posing mistakes and how to improve your portraits. Often, we make posing mistakes simply because we do not notice something, as it can be tricky to keep track of so many different body parts in addition to the camera settings and lighting. This is why bad posture can be one of the more insidious mistakes. A lot of people (myself included) have poor posture, and we get so used to seeing people like this that we normalize it in our brain and forget to correct it in front of a camera. However, it becomes really noticeable in a photo, where the viewer is meant to look at the subject much longer than they might normally in person. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Adler. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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