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Posing for Two: Part 2
Drake Busath M.Photog.Cr.
In the first of this two-part series, instructor Drake Busath addressed posing for couples. Now, he tackles the real challenge: brothers and sisters!
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! Follow along with his tips and demo, and you’ll learn…
- How to position brothers and sisters for standing and sitting poses
- What expressions work and how you get them
- The variety of images you should shoot
- How to pull off “The Great Reveal” to Mom and Dad…and what images they typically love
Once again, you’ll see the real deal during this video class as Drake uses live models to demonstrate. When you’re finished, you’ll have little Joey and Sarah lining up to be repeat customers!
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"Raised in a darkroom," as the son of a photographer, Drake Busath has devoted his life to his craft. Today, Drake and his sons – the 3rd generation of Busaths – manage Busath Studio & Gardens and just celebrated a major milestone, having surpassed the 75,000th mark in unique photo sessions! Busath Studio generates over $1 million a year in portraiture, specializing in families, graduates, children and business portraits.
When Drake is not in his studio, you can find him touring the world as the owner of ItalyWorkshops.com, which offers photographic tours abroad. Theses tours, which focus on small village and landscape experiences, go throughout regions of Tuscany, Venice, Lake Como and the Amalfi Coast. Busath is fluent in Italian and has lived in these areas, so he's the perfect instructor! Drake has recently increased his workshops, offering tours through Nepal, France and the beauty of his native Utah.
Drake is also a sought-after teacher and speaker, having lectured throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia. He's a charter member of the elite XXV Society, and his work has been featured four times on the cover of Professional Photographer as well as received numerous PPA Loan Collection honors. It's no surprise that Drake has been awarded the PPA National Award for lifetime service, as well as Best of State from 2010-2015 for Photographic Portraiture in Utah.
Drake Busath is a great example of a photographer's life well-lived, surrounded by a perfect balance of family, colleagues, students and clients!