Portrait posing guide part I - Learn to pose couples and families, large and small

Bernie Raffe AMPA, Award winning photographer and teacher

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13 Videos (1h 43m)
    • Introduction and overview

    • Extended family posing Part I, how to deal with a large group of people

    • Extended family posing Part II, how to deal with a large group of people

    • Gallery of extended family poses

    • Parents and two children Part I - Sitting, and running around

    • Parents and two children Part II - Standing and sitting on a bench

    • Parents and two older children Part I (repeated from my other course)

    • Parents and two older children Part II (repeated from my other course)

    • Posing couples standing up - Part I

    • Posing couples standing up - Part II

    • Posing couples standing up - Part III

    • Posing couples standing up - Part IV

    • Posing 'fuller figure' subjects (and a dog!)

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About This Class

Part I - Couples and Families

Follow me on live photo sessions with couples, plus large and extended families and watch me overcome peoples natural tendencies to sit or stand like statues!

  • Real life outdoor photo sessions
  • Warts and all posing i.e. some of them don't quite work, and I say why!
  • Non-model real live people, like you and me.
  • Create beautiful family photos by getting your lovely subjects into more natural, relaxed and flattering positions
  • Practice the easy steps in this course and it will pay huge dividends in your portraits
  • PDF crib sheets are available for most of lectures, keep them with you

Models aside, the majority of us are not aware of our natural and unconscious body positions and so we don't present ourselves as well as we might. Most of us tend not to be concerned with where or how we place our hands and arms, tilt our heads, or position our feet. This course shows how to overcome this problem.

Posing is a powerful skill that will transform your portrait, understand the basic dynamics of a good pose, and then you can create your own.

31 of 31 students recommendSee All

As a guy who is currently getting into session photography. This class will immensely improve my posing ability. He provides so many trips and tricks that could be easily over looked.
Paul Haynes

Freelance Photography

I definitely needed a class like this. Super helpful !





Bernie Raffe AMPA

Award winning photographer and teacher

Award winning portrait & wedding photographer

I'm a working photographer based in Bedfordshire UK, and have been passionate about photography ever since my parents bought me my first camera when I was just 11 years old (a Kodak Brownie 127)!

I'm qualified as a photographer to 'Associate' level with both the MPA (Master Photographers Association), and the SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers) in the UK.

I'm also a guest speaker on cruise ships, and also in dema...

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