Ep 19: Girls on film. How to direct and pose women.


When you photograph women you have the opportunity to capture an amazing image – and to make them feel like a million dollars. But not all women are supermodels who ooze with confidence. Many women come to photo shoots laden with insecurities and, even though they are beautiful, it’s these insecurities that can actually prevent you from getting a great shot. So what do you do? In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss the Golden Rules for photographing women and Gina’s 5 “go to” poses that can guarantee an amazing shot – every time. We also discuss how to troubleshoot situations when some women don’t like certain parts of their body. And this week’s theme for #ginachallenge is “women”.

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Show notes

The Real Meaning of Common Photography Expressions Explained – Part 2

MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

We Can Be Heroes photographic series by Martin Beck

5 Quick rules of posing

  1. Be Authentic
  2. Have positive energy
  3. Keep it simple
  4. Learn to pose
  5. Visual not verbal

Common (perceived) flaws and how to improve them

  1. Upper Arms
  2. Hips and Stomach
  3. Skin
  4. Bottom
  5. Legs

Gina’s 5 “go to” poses for women

  1. Leaning against a wall (great for women who lack confidence because the wall makes them feel supported)
  2. Leaning up and over something with arms crossed in front forces face forward great for jawline.
  3. S shape (the contraposto)
  4. Straddle a chair Christine Keeler-style
  5. Walking towards camera

How to direct and pose like a pro

About Gina

About Gina

Gina Milicia is one of the most widely known and respected photographers in Australia. She is the master of capturing that ‘magical moment’... READ MORE

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