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For your Dallas senior pictures, you may want to know if posing is important. In portrait photography, there are a lot of important things that come into play to get a great shot: lighting, location, clothing, and knowledge. There is just so much that a photographer has to do to get a good shot. I have to understand composition, lighting, and the way my camera works, for example. I have to have good people skills so that the senior I'm photographing is relaxed and is having fun. But, a bad pose can completely ruin a shot. So, yes, posing is extremely important.

The trick is making the pose look flattering and natural, at the same time.

best Dallas senior photography
best Dallas senior photography

When I work with a senior, I ask her to try a pose and then I take a good look at it.  I'm always happy to demonstrate, too! If it isn't working, I'll see if moving a hand or a leg fixes it. If not, I ask her to try something else. I really watch for facial expressions to make sure the senior is comfortable. Because if she isn't comfortable, it will show in the final picture.

The goal of good posing is to ensure the senior looks her very best.

Dallas senior photography
Dallas senior photography

Sometimes, moving into a pose looks more natural. At the session, we just have to experiment.

Dallas senior pictures
Dallas senior pictures

We often talk about posture during sessions. Looking too stiff is not what we want. Good posture exudes confidence and gives a firm foundation to whatever else the pose is trying to accomplish. Not confident about your posture? No problem! I'll work on it with you. The key is really to try to raise the crown of your head to the sky/ceiling. Sound strange? Try it! Notice what happens to your shoulders when you raise the crown of your head. They go back a little, without your really thinking of it.

I could go on and on about posing for your Dallas senior pictures, but, in this post, I really wanted to emphasize how much thought I put into it and how important it is.

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