Posing Your Subjects: Single, Couple or Group Shots

Discover how to pose your subjects perfectly for every shot.

Whether you’re photographing a single person, a couple, or a whole group, knowing how to pose your subjects is essential. No matter how good your location, lighting, and styling are, if your poses aren’t right, the images won’t work. But the right pose can instantly elevate a shot from good to great!

In this easy-to-follow class, you’ll learn why posing is so important and how to put your subjects at ease as you guide them through a shoot. You’ll pick up a host of useful tips for posing individuals, couples and groups, guaranteed to improve your photography, fast.

You’ll go behind the scenes on several of the shoots featured in our Natural Light-Portraits classes, discovering how Karl communicates with his models and how the smallest adjustments can make a huge difference to the quality of your final image.

In this class:

  • Portrait Photography: How to pose your model
  • Posing tips
  • How to make your subject feel comfortable during a photo shoot
  • How to give creative direction
  • Tips for posing family groups
  • How to pose couples

By the end of this photography class, you’ll feel confident in your ability to pose your subjects perfectly every time.

Questions? Please post them in the comments section below.


  1. A very useful class and I would appreciate more classes like this on how posing your subject makes an enormous difference…hands…shoulders…knees…etc…

  2. This is my maiden Visual Education course I’ve taken. I think it was very enlighten and educationtal.
    I’m a 76 year old man trying start out in the professional photography business . I love how Karl talks this reminds me of my father who was born and rise until the age of 12. He’s was from Glasgow Scotland..
    I look forward to the next class.

  3. These tips are important … they are the basis of everything, and not all photographers are honest enough to share them. Karl , couple shooting using a flash, would it totally change the look? because this natural light is only at a certain time and it changes a lot, so maybe we can get even more creative?? Thanks

  4. Many times posing the subject is nightmare, because if posing is not good except everything else is good also, the photograph doesn’t. look appealing.

    This session helped me a lot and instilled huge confidence.

    Thanks a lot

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