As a portrait photographer posing has always being a tough subject. Because subjects sometimes need directions but a good photograph is always about an emotion. Emotions can be stifled by the process of posing, by the un-natural we self-consciously know we look.

As a result it is important to have a reliable way to provoke in a composition and let them be themselves.

Motion creates emotion

If I don’t give enough instructions people feel left alone and if I give too much I run the risk to appear too bossy and stifle the mood of my subject.

romantic emotion

Dancing is a good starting point for motion

Whenever I want expressions out of my subjects I have them move, jump, run or perform crazy moves. It really put people on a dynamic mood. They feel more relax, more spontaneous and I can them document their good time. It’s perfect to give the candid taste that really crank the quality up.

energetic emotion

The fireman lift. Classic crazy spontaneous moves that makes for awesome expressions

Most of my client prefer this approach and thank me for the fun time it brings.
So let’s not be stifled and contrived and let’s express though motion.

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