Posing Like A Pro: Create Your Best Portraits Ever!

Sandy Dee, Sandyseyecatcher - Sandy and Matt

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79 Videos (4h 41m)
    • Trailer

      5:38
    • Introduction

      1:42
    • Quick Tips About This Tutorial

      5:39
    • Why This Tutorial Will Set You Onto The Fast Track

      3:27
    • The Idea Behind Posing

      2:28
    • Animation Of The Body

      5:18
    • For Whom Do You Shoot

      3:29
    • Assignment 1

      0:37
    • Scanning Of Your Location

      3:44
    • Evaluating Your Model

      8:53
    • Scanning vs Vision

      1:26
    • Shooting Concepts

      6:03
    • Lens Choices

      7:04
    • Assignment 2

      0:53
    • Standing Poses - Body

      1:06
    • Standing Poses - Feet

      1:54
    • Standing Poses - Legs

      1:59
    • Standing Poses - Back, Core & Shoulders

      3:01
    • Standing Poses - Neck, Chin & Head

      4:08
    • Standing Poses - Collarbone, Chin & Eyes Connection

      5:32
    • Standing Poses - Arms

      5:44
    • Standing Poses - Hands

      8:13
    • Standing Poses - Props

      3:07
    • Standing Poses - Facial Expressions

      7:51
    • Standing Poses - To Smile Or Not To Smile

      2:37
    • Standing Poses - Eyes

      5:26
    • Lighting & The Importance Of The Pupils

      5:09
    • Flattering Effects & Catchlights For Eyes

      5:20
    • Standing Poses - The Nose

      3:15
    • Standing Poses - Mouth and Lips

      2:19
    • Standing Poses - Ears

      2:46
    • Standing Poses - Hair

      4:35
    • The Chocolate Side

      5:01
    • The Chocolate Side And Hair Accessories

      2:39
    • Assignment 3

      0:40
    • Sitting Poses - On A Chair

      4:46
    • Sitting Poses - The Floor

      4:13
    • Lying Down

      3:33
    • The Hush Puppy Effect

      1:46
    • Assignment 4

      0:27
    • How To Pose Men

      3:08
    • Men's Hands

      1:41
    • How To Position The Head

      1:42
    • Dealing With Baldness

      2:13
    • Sitting On Or Against A Wall

      2:50
    • Assignment 5

      0:28
    • Couples - Intro

      5:07
    • Positioning The Bodies

      6:00
    • Common Couple Problems

      8:55
    • To Fix or Destroy

      2:52
    • Assignment 7

      0:43
    • Dealing With Weight - Tips & Tricks

      3:38
    • Slimming the Body

      2:55
    • Shooting Angle & Slimming Tricks

      3:27
    • Assignment 7

      0:33
    • Lighting, Contrast & Color

      8:59
    • Lighting Diagrams

      1:41
    • Assignment 8

      0:53
    • Body Language

      1:59
    • The Devil Is In The Details

      5:58
    • Assignment 9

      0:39
    • When Your Mind Goes Blank

      9:19
    • Photographical Styles

      6:31
    • Glamour Photography

      6:03
    • Fine Art Nude Photography

      4:11
    • Assignment 10

      1:21
    • Answers (Intro)

      0:22
    • Answers To Assignment 1

      0:56
    • Answers To Assignment 2

      1:29
    • Answers To Assignment 3

      3:10
    • Answers To Assignment 4

      3:32
    • Answers To Assignment 5

      2:47
    • Answers To Assignment 6

      4:09
    • Answers To Assignment 7

      3:15
    • Answers To Assignment 8

      2:29
    • Answers To Assignment 9

      1:41
    • Answers To Assignment 10

      1:02
    • Final Thoughts

      7:57
    • Further Reading

      1:21
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About This Class

Welcome to our course “Posing Like A Pro: Create Your Best Portraits Ever”!

*** This is a Portrait Posing Fundamentals course based on the included 200 page eBook 'Posing Like A Pro' ***

My name is Sandy Dee from Sandys-Eyecatcher! I love teaching as I believe that EVERYBODY can learn the skills of great Portraiture and also How To create the MOST flattering Posing Flow:

Whilst teaching workshops I realized that most of the attending photographers were really savvy about photography techniques and new technology but would freeze when they had to pose the Model or would run out of ideas very quickly.

Nine times out of ten we had the following scenario:

Student talking to the Model: “Do this! Do something completely different! OK good, let’s go somewhere else”. 
Me to the Student: “Why don’t you finetune the pose or develop it further?” 
Student: “Well, I don’t know how….I don’t know anything about posing!”

So, that’s when I realized 2 things:

First: It was time to write my own book about posing to really break things down as much as possible!

And Second: Why not also turn this book into a tutorial so I could demonstrate all those poses and scenarios?

Because THIS way my photography students could take the book with them to their shoots (for some guidance and reference) AND also watch me demonstrating all those poses (plus seeing overlaid images to understand even better why some poses work and some don’t)!

So, let me tell you a few things about “Posing Like A Pro”:

In this course you will learn ALL the THEORY about posing STEP-BY-STEP. You will learn to design poses that flatter your Model and your Client. You will understand the importance of animating the Model’s body and why it’s critical to the Success of Storytelling. Being a great Portrait Photographer means being able to create memorable images continuously AND on the spot. And this is exactly the No. 1 WORRY for many new (and even intermediate) photographers: How can you guarantee your Model or Clients these amazing images, that make them look like a million dollars - time after time after time? (And without that you need to freak out!) 

This is why you will learn the following:

  • How to Evaluate Your Location / Your Subject / Your Lenses
  • How to Create Great Shooting Concepts
  • How to Pose the Body to Look Effortlessly Slim
  • How to Pose Your Model’s Hands in Flattering Ways
  • How to Use Props to Enhance Your Story
  • Learn the Difference Between Male and Female Posing
  • How to Pose People with Weight Issues
  • Learn about the Importance of the Right Light
  • What to Do When Your Mind Goes Blank
  • Why Different Photographic Styles Demand Different Posing

And So Much More!

At the end of “Posing Like A Pro” you will be able to flow through the poses, without your client looking stiff or unnatural and without your mind ever going blank. You will know all the tricks to accentuate your subject’s best features whilst integrating location, lighting and communication.

Also - Our little assignments will help you to practice your photography skills actively to really deepen your understanding of pro and cons of certain poses.

Intrigued? Ready to Create Your Best Portraits Ever?

See you soon!

Sandy

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Thank you Sandy for such a great tutorial! I really enjoyed it. :)
Lots of useful information and explained very well!

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