Posing

Engagement Session Posing

When engagement session posing comes into play, your first priority is not to get your couples comfortable in front of the camera… it’s to get them comfortable in front of you.

The engagement session is your chance to show your couple that they can trust you with the task they’ve hired you for: capturing one of the biggest days of their lives. So getting them comfortable and confident with you as a photographer is mission-critical.

So we’ve put together a few tips on posing techniques to try out for your next engagement shoot.

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Posing Techniques: Bridesmaids & Groomsmen

Posing Techniques: Bridesmaids & Groomsmen

So we know that posing the Bridesmaids & Groomsmen can be one of the most fun, and sometimes the most challenging, parts of your job on the wedding day. It all depends on the composition and size of the group, the liveliness of the group and their willingness to cooperate, and also your ability to lead them quickly into great poses while still keeping control of the crowd. Of course, the main focus of a wedding day is the bride and groom. But the couple have brought some of their favorite people together to celebrate with them and stand up with them. And since these people are important to them, that means the pictures will be as well.

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Bridal Portrait Posing Techniques

Bridal Portrait Posing

Bridal portrait Posing can be challenging, but may also be some of THE most important pictures you’ll take on the day of the wedding. No pressure, right?

But in all seriousness, you will want to make sure you get your bride’s poses down perfectly.

So in order to help you achieve success when posing your brides, we’ve put together some posing techniques just for you!

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How I Got the Shot with Diane Nicole Photography

Hey! You made it! To the first How I Got the Shot with ShootDotEdit.  This week, we welcomed northern California-based wedding photographer Diane Clifford of Diane Nicole Photography.  

We love Diane’s work and are proud to call her a valued ShootDotEdit customer. So much so that we picked out a few of our favorite images she captured and asked her to explain a bit how she got such incredible shots!

So without further ado — Diane Clifford!

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Fast 5: Posing Deep Dive

ShootDotEdit’s Fast Five — 5 useful quick tips you can apply to your photography business right now!

Here at ShootDotEdit, not only do we provide our customers with the best in post-production photography, but we also like to share insights from photographers in the industry. 

Roberto Valenzuela is a great example of a photographer who is an expert in all things posing and lighting. In addition to his photography career, he is also an author and an educator. He loves to share his knowledge so we wanted to bring it to you here! 

Read his 5 Tips on Posing and Lighting in this week’s fast 5!

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5 Tips to Pose Your Wedding Clients with Confidence

ShootDotEdit’s Fast Five — 5 useful quick tips you can apply to your photography business right now!

When it comes to posing your wedding photography clients, it’s not just about how you position them in front of the camera. Posing is about attitude — it’s about confidence.

Wedding photographers who have mastered that art of posing have actually mastered the art of making their clients feel comfortable in front of the lens.  Comfortable enough to let their true selves shine!

So let’s get down to it!

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Wedding Photography Posing Tips & How to Make It More Fun

A ShootDotEdit Guest Post

This week, we’re thrilled to welcome two incredible wedding photographers and ShootDotEdit customers to the blog — Jelger and Tanja of Jelger & Tanja Wedding Photography! Jelger and Tanja have always done an amazing job at posing their wedding clients, so we asked if they could give us some of their favorite tips to not only take the mystery out of wedding photography posing, but also make it loads more fun!

So without further ado…

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FAST FIVE – 5 Tips on Posing for Boudoir Photography

Knowing about posing for boudoir photography can make or break a boudoir photography session.  What is boudoir photography? Merriam Webster defines it here, but whatever you know it to be, photography posing is one of the most critical—and most challenging—aspects a boudoir photographer needs to master.

Posing for Boudoir Photography

Even if your lighting and background are absolutely perfect, you still need to spend a considerable amount of time posing your subjects to create strong, lasting photos your clients will love for years to come.

Here are 5 quick posing tips to try out on your next boudoir photography session.

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Top 5 Tips for Posing with Confidence

Posing during the wedding day can be challenging to master. Because you do not always have control over the situation or location, how can you capture the images your couple hired you to take and do it confidently?

In our Online Training: How We Pose Our Clients: 10 Tricks We Use in Every Shoot, Justin and Mary Marantz shared their personal insights into how they pose during every wedding day. They also shared their free eBook, The 5 Best Business Decisions We Made, which you can use to make decisions for your business. Here are the top 5 tips for posing with confidence from Justin and Mary’s Online Training.

“How do we start taking pictures of people, and stop taking pictures of poses?” – Justin and Mary Marantz

 1. Use Their Names

One of the main objectives for you during the wedding day shoot is to ensure your couple is comfortable with you, and in front of the camera. When you use their names often, you give them a reason to trust you and have confidence in your abilities. Your couple will know you took the time to learn their name, and you care enough to use it often during the shoot. The trust they have in you helps them open up and share their story.

Image Compliments of Justin and Mary Marantz

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