How to Handle Hands – Posing Techniques for Photographers and Models

You need to learn how to pose hands when shooting models or portraits. This video will teach you posing techniques that will help you to improve your photographs and give you confidence when posing hands.

Hand posing will make or break your shot in a heartbeat. Generally a woman’s hands should appear graceful. You want to achieve a soft, elegant and natural position of the hands so that they do not become a distraction.

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RadioChief says:

Excellent and to the point. Thank you.

Steve Bishop says:

Very informative..manythanks 🙂

DeNise Evans says:

This was a Awesome Video

John Legros says:

Thanks for the great videos.

Fun4n01 says:

I like how you give suggestions for giving directions. This was very helpful as I have been in commercial video production for years and have now found photography as a great hobby. I have found it very different to direct models into poses instead of actions. thanks for the tips!

Thomas Wood says:

You most certainly know what you are talking about, how to say it, how to show it.
Great video. A++
Tom Wood

Nicholas Fox says:

Excellent video on posing the hands.

Matthew Furman says:

Details make perfection and perfection is no detail.

Royal_Blood Gaming says:

Much appreciated Joe! I will never again strugle with hands when I shoot a model!

Kimberly Purcell says:

I loved working/posing hands when I was a photographer. What can feel natural as a pose for a model will look awkward and distracting, just as Joe said, if not done properly. I think being a female made it somewhat easier for me to physically pose a model and therefore, get an elegant hand position. It’s not as easy as one would think!

AceStudios CoUk says:

Thanks for the tips, I’ll be able to make good use of them.

Alex Aguirre says:

Small details that make great difference

Екатерина Егорова says:

Thank you! I was searching such lesson during a long time

Rahmad Fiqrizain says:

underrated problem yet it is huge quality different

Kirk Kinnell says:

Well… another good one!!! Ha great stuff!!

Cassidy Williams says:

Joe, I am Valerie from Irvine California, I am 5’8 and am 14 years old with a thin figure , I wanted to know, what is the best section of modeling I can get in to, how can I get started

ChinexLive says:

amazing tips, great info, thanks a lot for sharing with us

Robert Jensen says:

This is one of the things I try to pay attention to in every shoot. The reference to ballet is one I also made comments on with models.

Elexis Love says:

great tips thank you!

Micheal Jordon says:

I’m a Photo 101 student, and couldn’t figure out how to get the poses I was looking for. Thank you very much for your videos. I can’t wait to go and try them out.

staj says:

wow, Great Information, I wonder how in the world I just found your videos, thanks to Robert Harrington. I’m looking forward to watching your other Great Videos Joe, thanks a lot.

Plastic Cornflakes says:

Definitely the best of your videos, as always logical and presenting good examples… A gem 🙂

ScandiPhoto says:

Great to see some in-depth info that educates models.
It saves time & energy for both photographers and models and makes the shoot more professional with less room for misunderstandings.

Ry Ken says:


samitimjayah says:

Now that’s IMPORTANT! Thanks 🙂

Goes Photo says:

Nice tips sir

PJ Pentz says:

thanks really helpful

Eric Adeleye says:

Thank you for creating this video.

LadyKrystalline says:

This is very helpful information for my upcoming photo shoot! Thank you 🙂

simmers100 says:

Hello Joe, I’ve watched this video several times and I still come to it as a reminder. What is that fine blue veil that your talent was wearing? Looks stiff yet malleable, what is it called? Do I get it from a hardware store? Think I have seen a metallic looking veil so I’m not sure of the material. Thanks

Brittany Reaves says:

This has helped me so much! Thank you =]

Robert Moran says:

I’m not a professional, but I’ve been plowing through tons of YouTube tutorials and this never came up. And it makes perfect sense! Thank you.

Alf Nielsen says:

very helpful insight, thank you.

Ajax Rodriguez says:

I find myself coming back to this video often. It’s very helpful.

Vahe Ayvazi says:

Excellent thank you Joe.

Emmanuel Vargas Guajardo says:

comprehensive and VERY easy to follow video. it is a must for all portrait photographers, thank you very much

Frank Joyce says:

This was great video. How do I donate to you?

Vishweshwar Kandalgaonkar says:

Really helpful

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