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with Bobbi Lane
Online Class

The Essential Guide to Posing

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Capture polished portraits by posing people for photos in the best ways possible! Join respected commercial photographer Bobbi Lane and learn how to direct your subjects for success whether they're male, female, adults or children. During class, Bobbi will begin with pointers for impactful headshots, standing photos and sitting photos. Wondering how to play up good features and downplay what's less flattering? You'll discover how to use the four basic lighting patterns to your advantage to do just that. Bobbi will also give tips for communicating with your clients to photograph couples, groups and even kids successfully. Plus, find out how to scout the perfect location for a shoot and enhance your images with props!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h32m

Included in this Class

1. Headshots

1. Headshots

Meet professional photographer Bobbi Lane and preview the essential posing techniques you'll learn to create flattering, natural-looking portraits. Beginning with the classic headshot, Bobbi demonstrates how best to position a person's head and shoulders to create the most compelling image.

2. Three-Quarter & Full-Length Posing

2. Three-Quarter & Full-Length Posing

Build on the composition techniques you've learned by posing your subjects in sitting and standing positions. Bobbi offers in-depth instruction on how to transform an average portrait into a pleasing one by making simple adjustments. You'll also get helpful tips on which poses work best for certain genders.

3. Corrective Techniques

3. Corrective Techniques

Bring out the best in each of your subjects with Bobbi's trusty corrective techniques. Using the four basic lighting patterns -- split, Rembrandt, loop and butterfly -- you'll see how to accentuate or downplay certain features. Plus, learn how to create a variety of moods ranging from dramatic to glamorous!