Give prominence to expressions
Sometimes good male poses aren’t about posture or where their hands are; it’s about expression.
Get in close and capture a mood or expression if you notice one. For the image above I asked the subject to sit with his elbows on his knees leaning into the shot – one of my standard male poses.
I shot from a higher angle and then zoomed into his face as I noticed a quiet moment in thought.
It doesn’t matter that he is not looking directly at the camera because the image conveys a natural expression.
I used a gold reflector underneath him to bounce the light on to his face. Do not be afraid to crop in close!
PAGE 1: Tips for before and during your shoot
PAGE 2: What do they like to do?
PAGE 3: Incorporate a prop
PAGE 4: Find their natural position
PAGE 5: Shoot from a low angle
PAGE 6: Go close for expressions