The Nuts and Bolts of Posing

with Phil White, M.Photog., CPP, FP-ID

Sunday, March 26th at 1:30pm to 4:30pm PDT

Posing has been a foundational element of Western Art for centuries. From the cave paintings in Lascaux, France to the cover of Vogue magazine today, the art posing has played an important role in telling stores, preserving moments, and making sure people look good.

People come to us from walks of life and with all mindsets about having their portraits taken. Some are excited to be in front of the camera, and some would rather not be there at all. No matter what your client’s mindset is, my goal is to pass on the tools needed to meet your client where they are at and create a portraits session that they and their loved ones will enjoy.

We’ll look at posing from both a general sense and then break it down to best practices specific to men and to women. We’ll talk about posing to correct problems your client may be sensitive to, including how to deal with heavy men and curvy women. We’ll talk about working efficiently, creating more variety from few poses, and avoiding getting “stuck” and running out of ideas when working with a client. We’ll finally spend some time talking about body language, those small details that can change the entire look and feel of a portrait for better or worse.

Posing can be like fashion, trends will often come and go. However, the foundational principles of posing almost always remain no matter what is trendy right now.

In the end people want to look good in their portraits, and they have hired you, a professional photographer to capture them and/or their loved one in ways they cannot do themselves, to make them look good, to tell their stories and preserve their legacy. It is my hope to impart the tools you need to accomplish this!

Phil White, M.Photog., CPP, FP-ID

The Professional Photographers of Washington

27088 Ohio Ave NE
Kingston, WA 98346

(360) 818-4348

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