How to pose your model

The next instalment in our series “Leicester photography workshops” is based on how to pose your model. A major part of portrait photography is the interaction between the photographer and the subject. Understanding how to get the best out of your subject is the key to taking a flattering and engaging portrait. A lot of time is spent working on the technical understandings of photography and the human interaction is often overlooked.


During this session, we will be focusing on how to engage with your subject and bring the best out of them.

Portrait of Ballet Dancer

We will cover;

How to talk to your subject

Deciding on where to place the light based on your subject

Looking at how to portray your subject

Working out which side to photography you subject from.

The relationship between composition and posing

The relationship between light placement, composition and your subjects pose

Learning how to examine your subject’s face


how to pose your subject



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What should I bring with me?

A pen and notebook

Your camera equipment

Any flash equipment you own. If you don’t own any, we can supply the lighting


Although we can help on the night, a basic understanding of manual exposure (F Stops, Shutter speeds and ISO) and composition would be beneficial.
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You can see some of the work that I have produced in the studio at


What are Leicester Photography Workshops

These workshops are a way for us to teach people with an interest in photography (whether it’s amateur or professional) in bite-sized chunks at an affordable rate. This will be run on te 23rd of July from 5pm until 8pm.There’s plenty of parking, tea, coffee and of course biscuits. Most importantly the emphasis for these workshops is to have fun whilst learning. We’re friendly and approachable and will ensure the content is varied to be useful to those just starting out and also helpful to those who make a living taking photos. This session is going to be focusing on how to pose your model