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The Power of The Pose
by Julie Thurburn, Colour IQ

Several years ago I created Photo Fabulous, a photography posing workshop for women to learn modeling secrets for ‘what to do’ and ‘what to think’ so she could enjoy her photos.  The adventure of bringing together a room of women, makeup artists, and photographers was very exciting!  And, over the course of the two day event, each woman experienced a transition which took her from a negative, fearful, or doubting mindset to one that set her free to create photos that captured her inside-out beauty.  

We took amazing photos! 

Part of the transition was in learning what to think. You’ve heard it said that photos have a huge impact on your personal brand and can make it easier to connect with your ideal client.  But, at the end of the day, does that motivate you to learn how to let go of your negative self-talk and master the art of the pose?  Or does it just feel like pressure-to-perform in an arena you’ve never felt very confident?  You may even believe that you’re not photogenic because you don’t look like or have the body of a celebrity. 

How’s that working for you?  Perhaps it’s time to put the outcome in your hands.  Think of photos like this: 

  • inviting a potential client to call
  • a shared laugh with friends
  • a pretend surprise

It’s about you but it’s not about you looking like someone else.  Can you imitate a pose?  Of course.  Just remember the power is in keeping the purpose simple, allowing you to be intentional and free to enjoy the process. Once you decide the purpose of the photo, you can command the session by designing it to capture those emotions. 

All that’s left to know is what to do…with your hands, your eyes, your elbows, your feet, etc.  Click here for Posing Tips.
Dare to Be Fabulous Always,
Julie

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