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Tell a Story to Get Great Portrait Poses from Ordinary People

10 days ago   |   By Peta Pixel

Want to learn how to get your portrait subjects to give you the poses and expressions you're going for? Photographer Miguel Quiles made this helpful 11-minute video in which he shares one of his best tricks: getting subjects to play a character.
Rather than telling the average person exactly what to do with their body and face mechanically - something that works nicely for experienced models - Quiles finds it easier to tell those people to imagine that they're a certain character in a specific situation. It's a way to get the expressions to “look right” on regular people.
As an example...
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