The Basics of Male Posing
Filmed live on location at The Academy Week in Ireland, follow along with the delegates in this in-depth series of films that take you from the basics to the creative of photographing people. From basic portraits, through Editorial, to Couples, Boudoir, Sports Physique and Nudes, Academy Master Mark Cleghorn and Kenny Martin give you all the knowledge and skills to take your images to the next level.
Posing is an essential part of high quality portraiture, so if your looking to take your image to the next level this is a key skill to master. In this film Mark guides you through the basics of Male posing. With Female posing we traditionally look for grace & softness, but with Male posing the focus is more on strength, power and dominance. Marks begins with the more formal style of posing or, as Mark prefers, animation. Using clear, simple instructions Mark can direct the subject from camera position, which helps keep flow and speed. Mark then progresses through a variety of images, moving towards a more relaxed style and then from standing to seated, giving you a great overview of the most common posing scenarios.
Equipment: Canon 5DMKII, Canon 24-105mm, Sekonic L-358,