Making Posing Guides for Personal Use

Making Posing Guides by Pierce Brunson

This segment is about posing guides.  It is really simple to do and I think you need to have these with you when you go and shoot to create a more organized shoot.  You can still get creative by using the posing guides as it helps you have a starting point at your location.  I basically Googled posing guides and found some free downloads that were simple drawings.  I then took those drawings and put them into a chart in a word file.  The images are about 1.2 inches tall and it creates 18 boxes to fit the images in.  After that I printed them out at home and took them to Office Depot to be laminated.  The lamination was the 10mill.  Don’t go thinner than that.  The cost for two laminations and two double sided photo copies was $5.33.  Now they are protected, and you can punch a hole in them for a ring or a clip.  Make sure you put your name and contact number at the bottom of the page.

I decided to use posing guide images with no color so my subject could focus on the pose and not the person in the image.

In 2014 I will use posing guides on every shoot with the intent of having a more dynamic range of images, reduce laziness, deliver a better product, improve my portfolio and make more money.  Enjoy!

VIDEO LINK: http://youtu.be/s6ZG9hAkiU4

Pierce Brunson is a photographer and entrepreneur that works in the Tampa Bay and Central Florida areas.  The main goal is to capture great images that clients will enjoy well into the future.  Areas of concentration are maternity, newborn, families, high school seniors, and social and corporate events.  As a strobist photographer Pierce works to capture the best images and deliver as quick turnaround so clients can enjoy their images longer.

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Family Photo Shoot on Overcast Day

Family Photo with Tree in Background

Family Photography by Pierce Brunson

Results from a photo shoot on an overcast day.  My goal for 2014 is to use my 70-200 2.8 “all world” lens. In this video I actually say that I will be using that lens and show you the results.  Well, I chicken out and head back to my trusty 28-135.  Oh well.

The key here is taking the images they want.  They wanted traditional images with a nice background. I think we accomplished that.  I also used my 580EX II at 20 feet away on +2. I have to have it there when I shoot at F-11.  I wasn’t too happy about the location as it has been overgrown and a bit too woodsy for my tastes but today there were some nice shots to capture in this area.

Canon 50D

ISO 500-800 (Which I hate going that high)

F-stop 9-11 (I shoot at these ranges to get a nice look at the sky, on a grey day you need to get as much detail as possible)

Shutter 125

Flash: Canon 580EXII +2 at a distance of 15 feet.

Information Video:  http://youtu.be/E1czWIUqQXY

Pierce Brunson is a photographer and entrepreneur that works in the Tampa Bay and Central Florida areas.  The main goal is to capture great images that clients will enjoy well into the future.  Areas of concentration are maternity, newborn, families, high school seniors, and social and corporate events.  As a strobist photographer Pierce works to capture the best images and deliver as quick turnaround so clients can enjoy their images longer.