7 Methods for Effectively Posing Men

Learning how to set your camera and light your subjects often means dealing with objectively measurable quantities, but when it comes to posing, the more nebulous and subjective nature can make it far more difficult to master. Most tutorials focus on posing women, but of course, you will often photograph men as well. This great video tutorial will show you some helpful tips and methods for posing men. 

Coming to you from COOPH, this awesome video tutorial will show you seven different methods for posing men. Posing is often one of the last things photographers become comfortable with. While you generally want to be able to work organically with your subject in the moment to avoid overly stilted images, it often helps to have at least a couple poses you know well and are comfortable with in your back pocket. This way, if you are having trouble coming up with ideas in the moment, you still have poses you can fall back on to ensure you come home with keeper images. Check out the video above for the whole rundown. 

If you would like to learn more about posing, lighting, and retouching portraits, be sure to take a look at the numerous tutorials in the Fstoppers store.

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Kevin Harding's picture

Some really strong poses, love the outdoor shots better. However is it only me that abhors strong shadows in studio shots?

Andrew Eaton's picture

Glad I'm not the only one who thinks the studio lighting/editing is fishy