Wisdom Wednesday’s: Photographer tip #1 Life altering posing tip
August 26, 2015
This one is for my fellow photographers out there!
Have you ever pinned a bunch of amazing poses on Pinterest that you wanted to use during your next session? (Yes. I know you have 😉 ) Have you saved them all to your phone until there’s no more room left to add anymore? Then when you get to the session you either a) draw a blank and don’t know what your doing b) look like a fool pulling your phone out and swiping like there’s no tomorrow just so you can get some kind of inspiration ?
I’ve had this happen to be SO many times and it’s almost embarrassing. I look like a fool because I don’t know how to pose my clients: “oh hey Kate we brought a blanket, can you take some pictures of us on it??”…..”UHHHH. Lemme check Pinterest really quite” or “um just lay down; yeah that works”.
Or if I did save some pictures on my phone and I pull it out to go through them, I look like I’m texting someone. Seriously, I would NEVER text someone during a session so that isn’t what I’m doing!
I got to a point where I had enough of the posed Pinterest ideas. What’s the point of pinning them when all I do is forget about them?!
Well, I found the solution. Thanks to some other photographer who posted this idea on a photography FB page I’m on, I can now say I’ve successfully learned how to approach a session with confidence.
Here it is:
Save some pictures of your favorite poses, whether it’s on your phone or computer. Now, grab that nice camera of yours and take a picture of each pose. Seriously. Just snap a picture of it. THEN, when you go to your next session and your at a loss as to how to pose your clients, all you have to do is scroll through your camera and view the posed pictures! Best. Idea. Ever! No more awkward poses, no more looking like your texting someone on your phone, now you can look down at your camera screen and be inspired. It looks like your just “viewing” the images from the session.
This literally saved my sessions and my sanity!
I hope this little tip can help YOU too! Try it next time before your next session. It’ll save you from stressing and drawing a blank. Let me know how this works for you. I’d love to see some of the pictures that you take from your session using this technique. 🙂
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