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    Default Model poses, directed by photographer or model's choice?

    Have never tried portraiture much so I have this question. When you are attending a photoshoot, who usually directs the poses? The photographer or the model?

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    Default Re: Model poses, directed by photographer or model's choice?

    It works both ways. The model can pose, the photographer can suggest a pose to the model...

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    Default Re: Model poses, directed by photographer or model's choice?

    Haha.. I was intrigued by this question too.. but I realised 2 things.

    First, photographer and model must discuss and reach an agreement on the shoot. Photographer must direct and let the model know what is expected of the shoot so that model can get into the mood and u'd both have a nice shoot together. Alternatively, if the model is creative enough, he/she might wanna add more poses for effects.

    Secondly, depending on whether who's paying who for the shoot. I think in this case, the direction should be pretty straight forward.

    Lastly, there is always a thin line drawn for the model. The model may at tmes feel uncomfortable for certain angles, posture, or even the costume they wear. In such cases, we'll see how to compromise.
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    Default Re: Model poses, directed by photographer or model's choice?

    see who is more experience lor.
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    Default Re: Model poses, directed by photographer or model's choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    see who is more experience lor.
    haha.. good one...

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    Default Re: Model poses, directed by photographer or model's choice?

    it depend on who pay who, then can talk
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    be flexible.

    If the model is comfortable posing herself, & turns out to be nice or what u want, let her continue.

    If not, u take over as the director.

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