Posing

  • Bombshell Boudoir: The Art of Making Every Woman Beautiful

    Jen Hillenga , M.Photog.Cr.
    Webinar: Jen Hillenga believes that EVERY woman—no matter what she looks like, no matter what size—deserves to feel gorgeous. That belief translates into her boudoir photography. When working with boudoir clients, it is vitally important that you, as a professional photographer, set the tone for the session and give every woman a safe place to be beautiful, sexy and fabulous.
  • CPP: Lighting Ratios Part One

    Jamie Hayes , M.Photog.Cr., CPP, ABI, API
    Being able to demonstrate a 3:1 lighting ratio is essential in order to pass the CPP Image Submission. In this video, Jamie Hayes will talk you through how to set up that perfect ratio!
  • CPP: Short Lighting

    Jamie Hayes , M.Photog.Cr., CPP, ABI, API
    You’ve got a great looking model, solid equipment, and a nice studio space. You’re almost ready to start taking photographs for your CPP Portfolio. Now you need to nail those compulsories! Jamie Hayes will show you exactly how to set up your equipment and model to achieve the perfect short lighting with a 3:1 ratio.
  • Flow Posing

    Hanson Fong , M.Photog.Cr.
    Video: PPA Instructor and expert wedding photographer Hanson Fong walks you through 3 key flow poses, including all the intricacies and details that evoke the variety, emotion and drama of the moment. Explore the variety you want to shoot – everything from profiles and full length shots to I, S and C poses, different angles, masculine and feminine positions.
  • Glamour: Creating Drama

    Jamie Hayes , M.Photog.Cr., CPP, ABI, API
    Disclaimer: This PPAedu episode involves a boudoir model and may be inappropriate for children. In this episode of PPAedu, Jamie Hayes explains how to deliver dramatic glamour portraits while using minimal equipment and shutter speed to control the environment. Jamie instructs how to simplify the editing process by editing as you go, and achieving a different crop without changing gear. He also gives helpful tips on how the camera angle can influence the way your model’s legs and torso are perceived.
  • Lighting and Posing Women, Part 1

    Jen Hillenga , M.Photog.Cr.
    Video: Try to find a woman who likes seeing herself in photos, and you understand your challenge as the photographer. In this class, PPA Instructor Jen Hillenga covers two main elements—posing and lighting—that will ensure your female clients fall in love with their photos!
  • Lighting and Posing Women, Part 2

    Jen Hillenga , M.Photog.Cr.
    Video: In the first part of this two-part class, PPA Instructor Jen Hillenga went over high-level posing tricks. Now, get down to the details as she examines all the different poses you should include in your shoot so your female clients look stunning!
  • Posing & Lighting: Large or Extended Groups

    Drake Busath , M.Photog.Cr.
    Video: It’s a photographer’s nightmare—30+ people ranging from great-grandma to newborns, sullen teens, toddlers running wild, adults complaining and sunlight fading. But after you take this video class on posing large groups, you might just find yourself handling this scenario with confidence and aplomb, creating portraits that will lead to great sales.
  • Posing Children

    Dennis Craft , M.Photog.Hon.M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API,F-ASP
    Video: They’re not grumpy teens; they’re not in the terrible two’s. Children ages 5-12 might be considered in the “golden ages” of child photography. They can understand what you want, listen to instructions and, in general, work with you for a successful session. Dennis Craft teaches you how to capitalize on that to capture the best images possible…and increase your sales opportunities!
  • Posing Seniors: Getting the Right Look for Boys

    Bry Cox , M.Photog.Cr., CPP
    Video: Every parent wants to capture that moment when their little boy has grown into a man; however, this isn’t always a high priority for the son! In this video, instructor Bry Cox shows you how to make this photo shoot a success…for the parents, the son and your studio!
  • Posing Seniors: Getting the Right Look for Girls

    Bry Cox , M.Photog.Cr., CPP
    Video: Do you know a teenage girl who loves the way she looks in photos? It may take some time, so while you’re thinking about that, watch this video class and learn how make your senior girls love the way they look!
  • Posing Toddlers 1-3 Years Old

    Dennis Craft , M.Photog.Hon.M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API,F-ASP
    Video: Photographing children can be chaos…and at the end, everyone’s exhausted. Yet in this class, instructor Dennis Craft shares how to direct that chaos as much as possible for a successful toddler session that makes everyone (not just your subject) smile.
  • Posing for Boudoir

    Kay Eskridge , M.Photog.Cr.
    Video: Many women get nervous just thinking about this type of session, even though they booked it! So in this video class, Kay Eskridge explains how to make the client comfortable (physically and mentally) and what you need to know to have a successful session and create a work of art.
  • Posing for Maternity Portraits

    Kay Eskridge , M.Photog.Cr.
    Video: When shooting a maternity session, instructor Kay Eskridge says, “You never know what you’ll get!” You can’t prepare for everything, but she’s going to help you learn the poses, lighting and expert techniques to boost your confidence and help you get the best images possible.
  • Posing for Two: Part 1

    Drake Busath , M.Photog.Cr.
    Video: As a professional people photographer, you’ll probably shoot plenty of couple sessions, so it’s important you know what you’re doing—how to pose them, where to pose them, what to do with them. Enter instructor Drake Busath to the rescue! In this first part of “Posing for Two,” he’ll show you how to expertly position younger and more mature couples so their images showcase their relationship.
  • Posing for Two: Part 2

    Drake Busath , M.Photog.Cr.
    Video: Many a photographer, at some point, gets asked to shoot a precious pair of siblings. As sweet as Mom and Dad may think their kids are, kids usually won’t turn on the charm in this situation unless the photographer knows what he (or she) is doing! Drake tells you how to pose them to bring out the best and, in some cases, even get them to touch one another!
  • Posing for Weddings: The Bride

    Bry Cox , M.Photog.Cr., CPP
    Video: A wedding is only supposed to be the most important day of a girl’s life, and you have the invaluable task of capturing that moment for all eternity. No pressure! That’s why it’s important to take this video class to learn, as Bry Cox demonstrates (with a model in a wedding gown), how to pose your brides so you deliver the best shots and perfect variety for a WOW experience!
  • Posing for Weddings: The Groom

    Bry Cox , M.Photog.Cr., CPP
    Video: When planning a wedding, it’s all about the bride—HER day, HER dress, HER moment. What about the groom? After all, it takes two to tango, so you don’t want to exclude him! In this video class, instructor Bry Cox teaches you to how to pose this sometimes overlooked but essential leading man.
  • Posing for Weddings: The Wedding Couple

    Bry Cox , M.Photog.Cr., CPP
    Video: In this video class, PPA wedding photography expert, Bry Cox, shows how to get the perfect shots for that perfect couple. No matter your style of photography, Bry discusses posing details that work for any wedding couple (and make them look like they’re in love)!
  • Posing: Indoor Group

    Hanson Fong , M.Photog.Cr.
    Video: Explore the types of poses and positioning for groups of 3, 4 on up to 8 people. Whether it’s open and closed poses, creating an uneven height line or blocking larger subjects with smaller ones, Hanson gives you the answer for every challenge you’ll face.
  • Posing: Outdoor Group

    Hanson Fong , M.Photog.Cr.
    Video: Group portraits can be difficult; add in an outdoor setting and things get even more challenging. But in this quick and easy video, PPA Instructor Hanson Fong takes the guesswork out of groups – and shows you how to capture that outdoor shot of the whole gang!
  • Posing: The Basic Five

    Hanson Fong , M.Photog.Cr.
    Video: This class is Posing 101, and once you’ve mastered these techniques, couples portraiture will be a snap. PPA Instructor Hanson Fong walks you through 5 basic posing techniques. These are 15 minutes that will change the way you position your clients, so get ready!
  • Romantic Posing in an Architectural Setting

    Hanson Fong , M.Photog.Cr.
    Video: This class is all about capturing the beauty of your surroundings while you capture the beauty of your wedding couple. PPA Instructor and expert wedding photographer Hanson Fong teaches you how to survey your location for the best architecture and light – and then incorporate the right poses for outstanding images!
  • Safe Bet: Photographing Portraiture's Tiniest Subjects with Care

    Joyce Smith
    Webinar: Whether your style leans more toward lifestyle newborn photography or more intricate poses, safety should always come first. With Joyce, you’ll explore the different types of newborn sessions and the safety precautions that should be taken for each image. Ready to photograph the tiniest subjects with the utmost care?
  • The Art of Posing & Lighting Newborns

    Julia Kelleher , M.Photog.Cr., CPP
    Video: As a photographer, your littlest clients can be the most challenging. When photographing newborns, time is of the essence, as is comfort, safety and parent satisfaction! In this class, PPA instructor Julia Kelleher, teaches you posing techniques and tips for a smooth shoot and an end result that everyone will love.
  • Using Additive Light

    Jamie Hayes , M.Photog.Cr., CPP, ABI, API
    In this episode of PPAedu, Jamie Hayes illustrates how to use additional lighting to achieve different images, quickly and efficiently, while changing poses. Throughout this session, Jamie explains how to use additional strobe lighting to illuminate your model’s face, where to place your additional lighting and, camera positioning, all while keeping balance and bringing warmth to your images. Are you unsure on how to use a strobe, meter, or how to maneuver this technique through weather? Let us show you how!
  • Working with One Light in the Studio

    Tony Corbell , Cr.Photog., API
    Not everyone has the luxury of either owning or being able to afford multiple lights, but don’t let that deter you! Join PPA edu lighting expert, Tony Corbell Cr. Photog., API, as he walks you through the diverse range you can have with a single light in your studio to get the most bang for your buck. This episode will be the first in a series devoted to lighting and this tutorial has been designed to showcase several very clever ways of working with only one light source. Discover how to utilize your full lighting, learn to create depth and dimension by means of light and shadow, and plan ahead so you can focus on keeping your full attention on your client rather than fixing your equipment along the way.
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