I think for a photographer, one of the scariest parts of the job to get used to is “posing” or directing your clients during their portraits. It’s like this weird combination of a fear of public speaking meets being put on the spot meets juggling a million things all at once. You’re thinking about your settings, the light, the background, the angle of her chin, the placement of his hand, changing up the location….oh, and now you’re supposed to be witty too! Nooooo pressure! :)
And the truth is, even some people who have been shooting for several years never really make that transition to being truly comfortable & confident with their posing. Yet, it’s one of the single biggest determining factors in, not only how the images will turn out, but how much fun your clients have while taking them. And the more fun they have, the more they are going to love you & those images because they remind them of that great experience.
The hands down number one solution with getting more confident in posing is of course to just practice, practice, practice. Get friends in front of your camera, practice the poses yourself, get on the other side of the lens so you remember what that feels like & pay attention to what made you more comfortable and what didn’t. That being said though, it’s really important when you’re doing all of that practicing that you’re practicing the right things. And not just ingraining bad habits that will become a lot harder to break.
That is why we are SO excited to be partnering with our friends at Shoot Dot Edit to bring you an absolutely FREE online class –tomorrow, January 25th at 1pm EST- all about our Top 10 Tips to Posing More Confidently! Like I said, it’s totally free to join and all you have to do is head over HERE to lock in your spot before they are all gone! Definitely don’t MISS this!