June 2021 // The Children Edition


To begin a sitting pose, just tell the model to sit in whatever way makes them comfortable. This prevents the whole “forgetting how to sit” thing I discussed earlier. Once they are sitting, they'll probably be in a pretty symmetrical pose as that's how we tend to naturally sit in a formal situation. It doesn't provide for the most interesting photos though, so break up the symmetry a bit. Have the model put one foot further ahead than the other, and do something similar with the arms. The post should look natural, but casual, or at least more relaxed than someone who was just commanded to sit and is dutifully obeying orders. One more thing to keep an eye out for in sitting poses is the jacket of a groom, or really anyone wearing a jacket. It should be unbuttoned when taking a sit-down photograph to help facilitate more natural movement and poses.

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