How to Pose for Senior Portraits, Families, Couples, and More
Outdoors and On-Location
Sat October 5th, 9am-5pm
Hunt’s Photo, Melrose for Class; Saugus, MA for Photographing
Recommended prerequisite: Working knowledge of your camera
We also recommend having some of the knowledge from our Beginner Photography class
All Skill Levels Welcome
Class Size: This workshop is limited to 12-14 attendees
Join photographers Bobbi Lane and Lee Varis (“The Mistress of Light” and “The Sultan of Skin”) for a workshop that will emphasize how to appropriately pose any subject, from individuals to couples and families.
Everyone wants to make wonderful photos of their family, friends and associates and learn how to pose them in a natural and relaxed way. People need a good portrait for social media, both fun and business! This class covers how to pose individuals and couples and also demonstrates effective communication methods to help your subjects feel at ease. The posing techniques will be for both male and female individuals for headshots, senior portraits, how to pose for ¾ and full length, couples – including engagement photos, and families. Learn how to make locations work for you and find the scene to make a great composition and set up creative situations. This class will elevate your confidence for shooting on location with creative ideas.
For this workshop, we will begin with a class in our Hunt’s Photo, Melrose location and continue in the afternoon at the Saugus Iron Works with models. Lunch will be included.
9 am: Class overview, student intros, image presentation and shooting demos on posing.
11:30am: Break for lunch
12:30pm: We will depart for Saugus, about 10-15 minutes away.
1-5:00pm: Students photograph a variety of models
5pm: Wrap up discussion. We will not be returning to Melrose after the workshop.
Students must be familiar with their cameras and lenses and basic photography technique.
A medium telephoto lens is suggested, ranging from 50mm to 120mm.
Upon signing up for this workshop, you will receive a confirmation email that you have signed up. The week of the workshop, we will send out an email with a few more details about the workshop, including what specifically to bring and a questionnaire about your photographic experiences and background.
Please read our Cancellation Policy before signing up.
Bobbi Lane and Lee Varis
The Mistress of Light and The Sultan of Skin
The dynamic duo of photo-education, Bobbi & Lee, are partners in life as well as art. Together they bring two lifetimes of experience, along with enthusiasm and creative techniques to their fun filled workshops!
Lee, owner/founder of Varis PhotoMedia, is a photo-illustrator now working in the Boston area. He has been involved in commercial photography for over 35 years. He was an early adopter of digital technology, and currently works with photography and computer graphics to create images for use in advertising, commercial graphics and multimedia. His work has been featured on movie posters, video box covers, CD covers, and numerous brochures, catalogs and magazine articles. He is responsible for the moth on the “Silence of the Lambs” movie poster! His creative imaging has also been featured in National Geographic and Fortune magazines, as well as various trade publications. His book “Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing and Retouching Face and Bodies”, has been a best-seller for 10 years. He is a Master of all things Adobe, and has been an Adobe Community Professional and Influencer since 2008.
Bobbi is an award-winning commercial photographer specializing in creative portraits on location and in studio. Her multi-faceted approach to photography incorporates over 35 years of technical experience with innovative artistic interpretation. She primarily shoots people on location for editorial, corporate, and advertising accounts, as well as photographing “real people” and travel for stock. As a dedicated photo educator, she brings insight and enthusiasm to her students in workshops held worldwide. She is known for teaching lighting techniques for portraits, both natural and flash, and also for leading photo travel workshops. As an author she has written two books, a wide variety of magazine articles, has recorded multiple videos on lighting, portraiture and posing, and teaches online classes. At APA National’s 25th Anniversary, Bobbi was honored with a Special Recognition Award for Education.
Photo District News also named Bobbi one of 13 of the Top Workshop Instructors.
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