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The Essential Guide to Posing

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Confidently and easily pose your subjects to capture photographs that feel natural. Bring out the best in individuals, couples and even large groups!

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What You Get

  • 7 Steeaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Bobbi Lane
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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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!

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Corrective Techniques
4. Communication With the Subject
5. Posing Couples
6. Groups & Families
7. Posing on Location

Taught by

Bobbi  Lane
Bobbi Lane
As a commercial photographer, Bobbi Lane specializes in creative portraits both on location and in the studio. In addition to award-winning stock photography, she shoots imagery for the editorial, corporate and advertising needs of clients like Fujifilm and Warner Brothers. Named one of Photo District News' Top Workshop Instructors, Bobbi has led sessions at the Santa Fe Workshops, the Los Angeles Center of Photography, the International Center for Photography and more. She also leads her own weekend workshops, motivating and inspiring students who come to the Boston area.

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