Posing a subject’s face is a lot more than getting a good expression. What is your subject’s ‘good’ side? How do you define their jawline or eliminate a double chin? How do you direct the subject to create connection with the camera? There is a lot to take into account when posing a headshot or simply when considering the ‘pose’ of the face. The eyes, nose, shoulders, neck, chin… they all need to be considered.

In this video I’ll show you many of the must-know “do’s” and “don’ts” of posing the face so you can train your eye to identify problem areas and fix them before they ruin the shot. I’ll share how I direct the face and ways to select the best angles to flatter a subject, and more.

Subjects covered:

  • Directing your subjects (mirroring, gestures, verbal)
  • Determining your subjects ‘better side’
  • Posing elements of the face
  • The chin
  • The eyes
  • The shoulders/neck
  • The nose
  • Achieving more relaxed expressions