A Guys Pose

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  1. PhotoB

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    I've been asked to take my Brother in Laws senior portraits, but I'm not to "up" on poses for guys. Most shoots I do are women or weddings. HELP!? If you have a pic as inspiration, I'd appreciate you posting it. Thanks!
     
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    Here is a link to a guide by Monte Zucker...a well know portrait photographer. He explains both masculine and feminine posing. It may be a bit old school but it might help you get started.

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    Monte may be 'old school' but he is still making BIG bucks teaching, and his seminars sell out in just a couple of days after he announces where his next one will be.

    I will post several of my favorite images below. The biggest mistake I see in first timers posing men is the head tilt. Men MUST have their heads tipped to the low shoulder. If you tip a man's head to the high shoulder he will look feminine. Out of the 25000 (or so) men I have photographed in the past 24 years NONE have wanted to look feminine, and this includes the gay men. Are there gay men who want to look feminine? I suppose so but I have never seen any, and I #&$@ sure no straight men want to look feminine.

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    Well. I did it. My brother in law is happy with the results, so it was a success.

    Though I am interested in your honest opinions (and I can take criticism- please don't fell like you'll hurt my feelings). Honest opions are the only way we can iimprove.

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  6. Tally Ho

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    When I click on them, they download as text rather than an image! Can you put images on the site?


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    They download for me, but they take *forever* for each link...well, the first one, at least.
     
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    Okay. Have re-uploaded them to photobucket this time.

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