Posing Models Ep 106: Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace: Adorama Photography TV


Adorama Photography TV presents Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace. Communicating with your model or subject is key to getting the shots you want.

In this episode, Mark gives you five tips for helping the model hit the right poses. The best way to get the right poses, however, is to hire a professional model!

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Nandish Desai says:

Awesome Mark!!! Your videos are so inspiring for a beginner like me!!

Jj Benz says:

all u ppl talk funny..

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Rick White says:

Maybe Adorama could get the model (Leshaun ?) to now give us 5 tips on what a model like her would expect from the photographer … the reverse side of the camera.

Zarli Win says:

Nice! I do #4 all the time. I never thought about the idea that it was helping them relax. That’s funny because I always tell newer models that being relaxed is the key. Thanks for the insight!

mawz says:

I really wish he would cough

iwishiwasjonforeman says:

I actually disagree with Mark on a model “knowing how to pose”. They may know how to make poses that are great, but I imagine that most don’t know much about posing for the lighting so that there are no ugly shadows on them and the light hits them correctly. I think that you really do have to help pose your model for the particular lighting they are in.

Arthur Nava says:

Notice the model comes into frame and instantly goes into a flattering pose. Ah, the beauty of having people that know what they’re doing on set.

Renlish says:

Err, no you don’t. I joined quite easily as a photographer. All my photos at the time of joining (not very long ago) were all the same girl in the same place. Anyone can sign up.

tutoriales3minutos says:

Any tutorial about explaining a wife why we need a model ?

Rick White says:

Sensational info.

Alexis Gonzalez Molina says:

03:55 Hands in wrong position

Wes Linda says:

Great video, great tips. During the video, you shot in front of a mirror. Would LOVE to duplicate that rig. Is there a parts list / tutorial vid for that?

jeprox718 says:

awesome! been having this difficulty doing this! great tips!

Adorama says:

Directing a model to look one way or another so the light hits them right is fair, and can be done without touching.

TeckBio says:

One bad thing about ModelMayhem is you have to have photograph 2 models at 2 different location and approved before you are allow to join and able to communicate with the Models or other Photographer on there.

Mimilotka123 says:

I really enjoyed the video. Thank you , Mark and Lashelm!

photographerjonathan says:

what is so hard about that, they aren’t fussy about the pictures, you can just show them snap shots of girls at a shopping mall and they will except you, as long as in your about me section, you talk about wanting to network with models and photographers, and how you hope model mayhem will open doors for you in the industry, and bang you are in, no problem,then you can work with all the flaky no show models that you want,and once in a while find a good one that can actually pose, haha good luck

Bruno E. Santos says:

Mark, wasn’t this episode to be # 106 instead of 306?
Until last season, your tutorial structure use to be better organized.

cockyjeremy says:

But what if your model is actually a client, and not an actual model? They have no idea what they’re doing, and no obligation to know how to do so.

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Bill Davidson says:

Hey Mark, Great job as usual.

Adorama says:

Good idea.

iwishiwasjonforeman says:

I wish I wouldn’t have to pay for Jerry Ghionis’s explanation on how he poses… Oh, well. At least I have this!

ChristopherJManess says:

04:05 – 04:08 He dropped the photo, so it faced the model. Pro.

boot2skull says:

Thank you for making this video! You are correct, professional models should know how to pose for the most part, but I think many of us (myself included) need tips to effectively pose people with no photographic or modeling backgrounds because we do portraits, weddings, senior photos, etc. with average people. These tips definitely help those scenarios (besides #5 of course). I like using the awkward “#4 show the pose” tip. It’s one of the clearest ways to communicate and calms the subject.

Alheid Hedwig says:

Afternoon! Have you ever tried photo sfxart tricks (just google it)? My friend Lidsay made some very amazing photos with their video lessons.

Danny Morgan says:

I loved when he was showing her the picture and went “DO THAT” haha!

myfipink says:

the photographer i work with is verry good he verry good at comunicating
and verry easy to work with i have worked with him for 15 years he took the photos at our school for years he has a good sense of humor witch helps

we got perfect photos every time even though im not a model

subjectb says:

You know what makes you a good teacher, Mark? Your humility. There are “teachers” out there who would rather give false or wrong info than admit their knowledge has limits. Thank you!

Joey Joiner says:

It’s incredible how valuable the information Mark shares with us really is.

Thanks, Mark for being so awesome and giving of your time.

It is appreciated.

This was a great and down-to-earth episode that hits home with a lot of us photographers, beginning and pros.

Mark is so good at connecting with us viewers. He knows what it’s like to be on the other end of the screen watching his videos.

I feel his actually knows me.

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