Clay Blackmore shows how to take a portrait using the female casual pose.
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Now it’s time for the fun. The seniors today they don’t want a lot of formal and cap and gown, and a lot of those things where the drapes, that’s important. Those go in the yearbook. Those going in the parent’s home, but the kids want fun. They want glamour. They want beauty, so I’m going to show a couple of quick things that I would do to kind of loosen this whole thing up, but watch the one lighting pattern will always be there. The two poses will always be there, so on the three angles of the face.
So let’s do something really simple. How about put your both feet right here Joy? I got adjustable stools, hug your knees. Now watch this. I’m going to raise this here it comes. Good, right there. There is my pose, head and body to the light. And my lights are going to be right over here and why don’t we just throw this tri-reflector underneath, so one of these pictures little more glamorous look. First time we do this, don’t put under yet, right there and smile, teeth, teeth, teeth, yes. How about take your right hand up like this? Yes, I love it, I love it, and I love it, all right, go for that. We’re going to add this light kind of glamour light from underneath, and when we do that glamour light what we’re going to do with it is bring out like this. You got it that sign?
Now to make the glamour light work, this main light has to kind of up come and hit it. So now our glamour light is spilling in front here. The truth of this is all day long I’ve just been using the back edge of the light on the subject. Most of the light is been going over to the reflector, and especially now here we go. And hand up and smile right there yes, yes, yes. Easy way to get a nice glamour looks for her.
Alright, let’s do something else jump down here for second. And how about put your left foot on here. Come over here. Your left foot, good, can you see what I’ve done there? You got it? We just drop that shoulder by putting her left foot up on the stool. Now how about fold your arms like this? Tip your head that way. Easy, easy, easy the poses there and if you can hide the backlight to you a little bit. Pose, light left refine. I love the pose. I love the light. Watch this here we go. One, two and tip your head this way a little bit. I think the light is little high or it’s missing. It looks great. I think you need the feather to your reflector a little bit out them. Good, good, good right there. One, two and —where do you learn poses like this? How did you know what to do? Well, I learned from them from looking in books and magazines and websites and spread your feet like this, really wide and put your thumbs in your belt lopes. And then tip your head this way, turn your shoulders this way, yes look at that. That’s an easy fun scene you pose.
And you know what? This is what they love to do now. In these senior sessions is maybe drop off this dark green background and just have piece of metal back there. I also have white paper, great paper. I said I have a thousand backgrounds but I was lying, I have a hundred, but here we go I have a scene machine which really means I have unlimited backgrounds. Look at that portrait you’re looking good here turn your face this way a little bit. Yes, yes, yes.
How about turn sideways for me? Yes, just like that fold your arms again. Yes, tip your head, chin up a little bit good, good, good, chin down a little bit. Yes look at that chin down a little more. Turn your face to the left of dash a little more. How about your thumbs back in your pocket? In your pocket make little fist yes like that, and turn them back around to me a little bit chin up a little, tip your head to the right. Good, just the basic pose is over and over, alright, right there.
How about a feminine pose? How about turn in this way? Around this way, fold your arms again, and turn your nose back to the right, spread your feet a little bit, good tip your head to the right, good, good, good. Drop you r left shoulder a dash good, good I love it. Smile and teeth, teeth, teeth chin up a dash, right there. Love, love, love that look.
All right, listen guys. I’m teasing you a little bit for a module too. This is the fun step spot light, wind machine, smoke machines. We bring them all out right now, but in respect of time we’ve got to wrap this one up, but we are teasing you to get your over the volume too on senior photography. Advance module, while we’re doing a lot of the out door work. A lot of the pop art after effects a lot of things that the kids really love to carry around and share with their friends
So I hope you had fun on this first module. I certainly had fun. It’s easy for me to do this. It took me 45 minutes to an hour just to walk through it. No second cuts because I know what I’m doing. And I hope the next time I see you. You know what you’re doing because you’ve been studying, you’ve been setting up. You’ve been taken those and you’ve been practicing.