I had an adorable five year old girl, and her 8 month old brother in my studio 2 days ago.
A happy, strong rugged baby boy.
I asked mom to flip him upside down, and bring him close to his sis.
The laughs, the expressions, the pose.
What fun! They think I’m nuts. But they love me at the same time.
I jokingly add: “You can’t never do this to a newborn baby….”
Duh….of course. Always use discretion, and keep safety as top priority when pushing the posing envelope.
If he’s not able to maintain the pose, don’t do it. And if he can, only do it for about five seconds. Remember, all that blood is rushing to the little guys head.
When it comes to getting great expressions, when you can draw from a grab bag of strategies, and techniques, your clients will think you have super powers.
It’s part of our repertoire when it comes to posing. It’s why I love learning the secrets, tips and subtle, sometimes not so subtle nuances from others photographers.
This Thursday, April 6th, 9:00PM EST we’re bringing one of my favorite dudes back, Chad Pennington, to share with use some of his best techniques for getting great expressions in his portrait sessions.
This dude has it going on.
We can, and shall learn.
If you’re not a member, and want to access this event, it’s a mere twenty bucks (Canadian funds, no less….for my American friends, that’s like half price!…)…all you need to do is join us. (Cancel anytime!)
Yours in photography and success,
P.S. It’s been said that genius is in the ability to learn from others. Your clients, your bank and your self-esteem will love you for it.