40 More Portrait Ideas: part 2 of our free downloadable posing guide

40 Portrait Ideas: free downloadable posing guide

Recently we shared with you our free posing guide with 54 different portrait ideas to try at home. It was so popular, we decided to share some more portrait ideas from that shoot!

Our latest photography cheat sheet is another visual posing guide that you can download and use as inspiration for your portrait photography.

Sometimes we can get too bogged down in the technicalities of lighting (check out our 3 stupidly simple lighting techniques that will transform your family portraits) or exposure that if we don’t get it right the first time, we lose the ambition to shoot. We may find ourselves paralysed in our home photo studio (find out how to master your home photo studio – setup, settings, accessories explained).

Often, though, a simple, new pose you’ve never tried before can give you the burst of inspiration you’ve been needing. A creative pose and a willing subject can get you shooting again.

To this end, in our infographic below we’ve suggested some portrait ideas for having your subject try a range of creative postures, such as posing on the floor.

We’ve also explored how different hair styles can add different moods to your portraits. And there’s much more.

Simply drag and drop our cheat sheet on to your desktop to save these 40 portrait ideas as a handy reference the next time you’re in need of a posing guide.

If you liked this, you might also like our free Portrait lighting cheat sheet and our popular family portrait photography cheat sheet.

40 Portrait Ideas: free downloadable posing guide to inspire your portrait photography


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  • jmeyer

    Hi Andy – I’ve just tried it from a couple web browsers, and it seems fine from our end. You can either drag and drop it on to your desktop, or right click on the infographic and select Save Image As. Failing that, we don’t have this particular posing guide up yet, but you can find some hi-res versions of other cheat sheets up on our Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/digitalcameraworld/sets/72157631287098176/