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Photography - Individual & Family Posing - Live Sessions

——   Created by Bernie Raffe

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Part I - Couples and Families

Follow me on live photo sessions with couples, plus large and extended families and watch me overcome peoples natural tendencies to sit or stand like statues!

  • Real life outdoor photo sessions
  • Warts and all posing i.e. some of them don't quite work, and I say why!
  • Non-model real live people, like you and me.
  • Create beautiful family photos by getting your lovely subjects into more natural, relaxed and flattering positions
  • Practice the easy steps in this course and it will pay huge dividends in your portraits
  • PDF crib sheets are available for most of lectures, keep them with you

Models aside, the majority of us are not aware of our natural and unconscious body positions and so we don't present ourselves as well as we might. Most of us tend not to be concerned with where or how we place our hands and arms, tilt our heads, or position our feet. This course shows how to overcome this problem.

Posing is a powerful skill that will transform your portrait, understand the basic dynamics of a good pose, and then you can create your own.

The course project

Show us a photo of a couple or family, using some of the ideas shown in the course

This project is about showing us a great family photo, a couple (i.e partners / husband/ wife etc...) or family small or large. Let's see you pose and maybe mention how you might have posed them before seeing this course.

Although this course is about posing, try to get some nice light on your subjects with an uncluttered background, preferable slightly lout of focus.

23 Lessons

3 mins
Introduction and overview
free preview
10 mins
Parents and two children part 1
free preview
8 mins
Parents and two children part 2
12 mins
Extended family posing part 1
6 mins
Extended family posing part 2
8 mins
Parents and two older children part 1
12 mins
Parents and two older children part 2
7 mins
Gallery of extended family poses
11 mins
Male posing part 1
10 mins
Male posing part 2
10 mins
Female posing part 1
9 mins
Female posing part 2
2 mins
Female poses with some ocf
8 mins
Individual female poses
6 mins
Head and shoulders posing
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About the instructor

Bernie  Raffe
Bernie Raffe
  • 6 courses

I'm a retired professional photographer based in Bedfordshire UK, and have been passionate about photography ever since my parents bought me my first camera when …

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Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
  • 24/7 streaming access
  • Project included
  • Direct teacher access
  • 2h 56m of on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable files
  • 1 peer to work with
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