Five ways to Direct & Pose clients during a Photoshoot for Photographers
By DeAna Fierce
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I have always been on the front side of the camera, not so much behind the camera capturing photos of people. This has lead me to experience and meet a lot of photographers both locally and around the world. Each photographer is different they have their own style, own vibe and own way of doing business. There is one thing that I found a lot of photographers have in common regardless of where they live or when they started their photography business. Want to know what it is?
They all experience the awkward moment when a client shows up for their photoshoot and they aren’t comfortable and don’t know how to pose for the camera. So today’s episode is for all of the aspiring and experienced photographers out there who want to learn how to direct and pose clients during a photoshoot.
Five ways to Direct & Pose Clients during a Photoshoot for Photographers
It can be nerve-wracking and time-consuming to have to spend the majority of your time directing and posing a client. Your a photographer, all you want to do is take beautiful photos for your clients! Whenever I am working alongside a photographer and coaching the model I like to help this process go a lot smoother. I get it, you aren’t a model, your a photographer but your clients look to you for that extra help and assistance to make sure they look comfortable and good in their photos.
They see your amazing photos online or on your website and they say, Oh, I want to look just like that!’ They don’t know technically how to do ‘just that’ but they are going to hire you, the photographer, to help them ‘look just like that’. And I believe you can especially with these 5 tips I am going to share with you today. Five ways to direct & pose clients during a photoshoot.
NOw I get it, you are over there with your camera in your hand probably saying, what the heck is this model chic going to be able to tell me about posing my clients?’ Actually I have a lot that I can say and help you with because I am a model and a coach. I help women develop their own sense of confidence on camera by directing and coaching them to use the movement of their bodies to create strong postures (poses) for the camera. And I can help you as a photographer to be able to do the same so the next time you have a client that steps in front of your camera and says, I don’t know what to do…’ YOu know exactly what to tell them and how to tell them so you both get haVe the best photoshoot experience.