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Editor’s note: this week we will be featuring a series of articles on posing for portraits. Look for a new one each day. If you miss any make sure you subscribe to our newsletter and you’ll get a reminder of all our articles once a week.
When doing a portrait there is a lot to think about. You have to find a good location and background. The right lens needs to be selected. Camera settings are a consideration. The light needs to be just right.
But if that’s all you focus on you’re forgetting something rather important. The person in front of your camera. They need direction and reassurance on how to position their body to look their best. As the photographer it is your job to help them, and it is our job to help you. So here are some ideas to get started posing people in your portraits. You can also check out the dPS ebook Portraits: Striking the Pose or our set of posing guides 67 Portrait Poses (printable).