You said food, on three you’re gonna say your favorite food, on three you’re gonna say your favorite food, how long you been dating? Oh you better get this dude! In part two of the foundation posing crash course I’m gonna now demonstrate how we can quickly get to 20-plus different poses by using this system of posing for couples. Let’s dive in – my name is Pye and I’m one of the founders of Lin and Jirsa photography, and SLRlounge.com We’re teaming up with Adorama to bring you a new series of photography tutorials called Master Your Craft right here on Adorama TV, so let’s dive in, so in the last video we just covered the five foundation poses, and if you don’t know them yet, be sure to check out that video where we cover the foundation posing framework, now from this point, this is what I want to say, with each of the poses that you put your couple into, slow it down a little bit, slow it down and work that specific position, that specific pose by thinking of, well there’s four primary different ways that we can sort of interact with the camera, in addition we also can cue our subjects and direct them into different expressions and emotions. let me go through what each of these are now, so I’m gonna go ahead, I have Jeff and Naomi again, they’re gonna help me out, I’m gonna have you guys go into a V up, so this is our V up right, so think of this where they’re looking in the camera as kind of your first look, your first pose, with every shot we have another variation, so for example now I want Jeff – you to look at Naomi, and now Naomi I want you to look at Jeff, and now Jeff I want you to look in the camera. Perfect, so for each one of these shots, for every pose we have four basic variations, just on eye positioning we have him looking at her, her looking at
him, both them into the camera, and both into each other. Now from there I can not only use those different eye positions, but then I can give them a cue okay… so Naomi I want you to look towards me and Jeff, I want you to look at Naomi, and from here I’m gonna say Jeff whispers something that gets Naomi laughing, anything Naomi, do you dare saying what he just said, she doesn’t dare say what he just said – that’s fine, we’re not gonna force them, but that’s the last step, which is once we choose kind of that eye position, we’re gonna then give them a cue, give them a piece of Direction, give them something to do for the shot. There’s tons of different games you can play on this, there’s lots of different ideas here. But let’s go through now, those poses and just show you those iterations. So now guys I want you guys to hold hands in the center, and go into an open pose, perfect, so from that open pose, this time I’m gonna go back to a full length shot. I want you guys to both look into the camera, so we have this nice whimsical shot, perfect, just like that, Naomi, go ahead, and kick the hip a little bit, there you go, dropping the knee across, perfect, just like that now, full smiles now, look toward each other guys, now, now let me, look towards me. Now Jeff, look towards me, and Naomi look toward Jeff, perfect now from there you’re gonna stay in the open pose, but just close the distance between you, perfect, now Naomi all your gonna do is hug onto his arm with both hands, I love that, just like that, Jeff look towards Naomi, beautiful, okay, now Naomi I want you to look up into the camera, and brush your hair back on that side, and on three you’re gonna, Jeff keep looking at her, Naomi you’re gonna think about what Jeff just said to you, so on three, one, two three, and then you’re gonna say what he said, I’m just kidding don’t, don’t do that okay. So obviously the first cue is kind of a like okay whatever, the second one is the one to kind of get her to a emote and to get her to respond, and we get these really cute like laughing shots, where she’s kind of covering up and, and they look really great, and authentic now, let’s put them in a different one, so now let’s go to the reverse pose guys. Jeff you’re gonna face away now, Naomi, want you to face towards him, and I’m gonna have you looking at the camera, and Jeff you’re gonna focus on Naomi, beautiful, just like that Naomi, look down, and toward the shoulder, beautiful, perfect, I love that, now Naomi look at Jeff, lean away from him a little bit, so I can see both your faces, that’s it, stay a little bit closer, with the hips, perfect, just like that, beautiful, now from there Jeff, hold her from across the hip, so with that left hand bring that left hand across the hip, hold it right there, and kind of turn towards her and lean her back just a little bit, perfect, just like that. I love that, all right, so we did closed, we did open, let’s go ahead and do a stack shot, so Jeff stack behind her, I just want to get a nice like portrait shot for your family, so go ahead and hold hands on this side. I want you guys to both look into the camera right here, beautiful, just like that, Naomi hold the dress with your right hand, that’s it, both you guys looking at the camera, smile a little bit, and Naomi, tilt the head in to Jeff a little bit, there, perfect. Now Jeff look towards Naomi, beautiful I’m gonna come in close for that one. I love that, Naomi look toward Jeff, okay now if this looks awkward you got to change your position a little bit, just so. We’re not shooting up her nostrils, so one of the my favorite things are doing this instead of making them look at each other from this pose, is Naomi, just look down to your left shoulder, there you go, right there, and kind of bring the eyes down, smile, perfect, just like that. Jeff… how much you got in the bank dude? Whisper one more thing… what else you got guys, go into the closed pose now, face each other, and I love this, because we’re gonna kind of get in close, I’m gonna shoot the shadows kind of behind, so now touch foreheads, there you go, beautiful, just like that. I love that, fantastic, that’s absolute gorgeous, I love going in, you can see that light right on her there, smile a little bit, laugh with that a little bit, there you go, now Naomi, turn the chin down towards my side, perfect, right there, and look kind of right towards me, smile, with that beautiful, and then I want you to both look at each other, so lean back from each other, right there, beautiful just like that, hold that, I’m gonna go ahead and get a wider shot, you have it like a favorite car, you have a favorite something okay, what was something are you thinking of, don’t name what it is, but just a favorite something, a favorite food, that’s great. Okay guys go into an open pose, I’m gonna flip onto a 24 cuz, I want to get this like a into action kind of shot, so I want it to be up close, I want to see the background behind them, I’m gonna shoot on the 24 all right? So from this open pose, I’m gonna have you hug on to his arm, perfect, just like that, okay, I’m gonna go ahead, and get my settings dialed in here, and you know what, let’s switch our direction just a little bit. So I’m gonna put you guys like right here, shoot with a little more of a soft sunlight kind of vibe, there you go, perfect, so you’re in an open pose, you said food on three, you’re gonna say your favorite food on three, you’re gonna say your favorite food, how long you been dating…. 6 years….. You better get this dude, if you don’t get this we’re in trouble here. I’m already shooting by the way, okay ready, one, two, three… icecream / chocolate Oh my goodness how is that possible? So look what we’ve done here, in this process is we’ve helped them to not only kind of feel comfortable in front of the camera but we’ve created a common dialogue. I can now be on my side of the camera, and direct them into whatever pose, whatever thing I want, then you’ll notice we would set them into a pose and then we would give them a cue for that. Last one we just kind of gave them a little game to play, and it’s one that we’ll commonly do with different things. We’ll ask what their favorite thing is, and just kind of play a fun game. Once we do that, then we get to these beautifully authentic expressions, and these fun images, and this is how we can take any client who says I’m not good in front of a camera. We say you know what – don’t worry! That’s our job, we’re gonna help direct, we’re to help guide you, pose you, cue you, and get those authentic images, because you know what, every one of our clients before you, have said the exact same thing. 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