Portrait Posing: Lines

Category: Education

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Discusses soft and hard poses in portraiture.


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Portrait Posing :

Portrait Posing Lines

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Shoulders should appear on different levels Body should be angled away from camera

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Poses can be soft/feminine (curved lines and graceful poses) o r hard/masculine (straight lines and powerful poses)

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Soft, curvy “S” line is flattering, especially for women Photographs by Darcy http :// my3boybarians.com

Annie Leibovitz:

Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz:

Annie Leibovitz

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More “S” curves: Allan Cich Shelton Muller Benji @ www.lumitouch.com/benstudiotutorial

Other soft poses::

Other soft poses: Chris Rout

Mary Ellen Mark’s soft poses:

Mary Ellen Mark’s soft poses

Male/Feminine Pose:

Male/Feminine Pose There is no sample image because so few of them exist! Not very forgiving. Conveys shyness, coyness, weakness. Can give the portrait a feminine energy of submission.

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Hard posing: Create angles and straight lines Cross arms or put hand in pocket Tilt head back a bit (toward back shoulder) Power poses convey confidence Marcus Charter Drew Newell Alina Oswald

Other hard poses::

Other hard poses: Yousef Karsh

Other hard poses::

Other hard poses: Robert Wilson Frosted Productions

Posing Males:

Posing Males http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r9e-qo76IA

Female/Masculine Pose:

Female/Masculine Pose Mary Ellen Mark More forgiving than male/feminine pose. Conveys confidence and a tomboy attitude. Can give the portrait a masculine energy of power and dominance.

Posing Couples:

Posing Couples http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eimy5oSTGmU&feature=plcp


Practice soft and hard poses with a variety of models, with a variety of backdrops Keep taking photos! Save your images on your USB (lab day on Friday!) Activity