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Posing Tip: Be Aware of Dangling Limbs


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One often flattering tip with posing is to angle your subject so that they do not hit the camera straight on and look as broad as possible. When doing this you may want to pay attention to all angles…

Here is one that I caught. Before shows 1st try with the model turning quickly to get movement with her hair.  See the problem? Her arm looks almost as if it is sticking straight out of her neck. It almost looks creepy.  But that is why I look at the back of my camera a lot!  Next shot, ah, much better.  More relaxed.  Basically my job in posing is more like coaching.  With many subjects you can even joke with them.  I showed the model this.  I actually had her look with me.  She laughed too.  And she understood what to do next.

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While I am sharing… Here are a few more from this shoot.  Think bright, colorful and fun!!!  This umbrella totally was a blast and a perfect prop for senior style photography.

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  1. meagan on October 8, 2009 at 9:56 am

    I’m loving all these awesome tips! Thank you!!

  2. Alexandra on October 8, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Great shots, great tips 🙂

  3. Connie Sithi on October 8, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Wow, I didn’t even realize small posing mishaps like this. You mean she didn’t like seeing her arm grow out of her neck?! 😛 Thanks for the tips; I visit MANY blogs and find yours the one of the most helpful and inspirational ones.

  4. Priscilla Connell on October 16, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Thanks for the posing tip.. Very informative… Your blogs are the BEST!

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