High School Seniors: Posing with Purpose

  • Instructors:
    Beth Forester

    PPA Members:


    Why pose your clients? To make them look their best, of course! In this class, learn the best practices of posing so that your images pop!

    PPA Instructor Beth Forester walks you through the dos and don’ts, as well as the pros and cons of posing to perfection. In this class, you’ll cover how-tos like:

    • Using background and colors to your advantage
    • The differences in posing boys and girls
    • Accentuating figure attributes and downplaying figure flaws
    • Making someone look thinner . . . now who doesn’t love that!?

    After this class, you’ll feel much more confident in your ability to pose any subject and capture an image everyone will love!

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  • Duration: 0:15:33 Expand video to full screen for best view.

      • Beth Forester

        Beth Forester

        M.Photog.Cr., CPP

        For 15 years, Beth Forester, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, has operated a boutique portrait studio in the small coal-mining town of Madison, WV.  Specializing in senior portraiture, she is known not only for her award-winning images, but also for her creative marketing strategies and business tactics.  Recognized as a leader in the photographic and business industry, she has been featured in various magazines, such as Rangefinder, Professional Photographer, Studio Photography & Design and WV Executive.

        In fact, Beth has been named West Virginia Photographer of the Year three times (2004, 2006 and 2007) and Mid-East States Photographer of the Year twice (2006 and 2007).  Along the way to achieving these titles, Beth has earned 10 Kodak Gallery Awards, 4 Fuji Masterpiece Awards, 13 Loan Collection images and the prestigious PPA AN-NE Award for marketing.

        In addition to running a full-time studio, Beth develops and markets her own software line: photoDUDS, a commercially-licensed series of DVD volumes containing graphic design elements, templates and marketing materials created specifically for professional photographers.

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