Posing and Subject Communication

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Posing and Subject Communication

Many Photographers focus on learning how to TAKE photos, but they freeze up when they have to pose and direct their model during the big photoshoot! Join professional photographer and instructor Todd White for an in-depth exploration on how to interact, direct and collaborate with your chosen subjects.

Topics Covered

• Choosing your model
• First meetings
• Collaborations
• How to verbalize your expectations
• Posing verbiage
• Getting comfortable BEHIND and IN FRONT OF the camera


This class is suited for photographers of all skill levels wanting to improve their portrait photography by improving their interaction and communication with their subjects.

Maximum Enrollment: 15
Minimum Enrollment: 4

Schedule and Format

This class is three hours long and takes place in the Precision Camera classroom. This class combines theory and implementation elements for creative shoot concepts. The first 90 minutes of class are spent going over the basic elements of inspiration and creativity for photoshoots in a lecture setting.

We will discuss the difference between a model and a muse, and discern which is needed for particular projects. We will also discuss how to properly lay out shoot expectations and communication for booking photography subjects.

The final 90 minutes will be hands-on, practical photography exercises. We will discuss verbiage for posing and establish a working language with your photography subjects. We will go over a few exercises to get comfortable BEHIND the camera, as well as in front of it. There will be an open photography portion to close out the class.

About the Instructor

Todd White specializes in fashion, portrait and commercial photography/videography. He has photographed with many country artists including Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and George Strait. A selection of these photos have been published in People and Country Weekly magazines. Other commercial work has been published in Vogue, British Vogue, the Wall Street Journal and Texas Highways. Other commercial clients include Altar'd State, Facebook, Pinterest and Neiman Marcus. Todd has videography and editing experience in fashion and commercial projects. He has shot/edited spots for Austin Area Chevy, The Alamo in San Antonio, City of Georgetown and Rudy's BBQ. He is the Director of Media for Fashion X and Producer and Videographer for the Daytripper TV show on PBS. 

Please review our class cancellation policy below. 

Class Cancellations

Standard Classes
You can cancel a class registration up to two business days before the class begins and receive a full refund except for with some special classes and events such as the Mock Wedding and excursions. See below for more information.

If you register for a class that we hold on a regular basis, and do not show up for the class, you will be rescheduled one time. Once rescheduled, if you do not show up for a class, your payment will be forfeited.

Minimum Enrollment
Each class needs a minimum number of students to enroll before the class can “make.” If the minimum enrollment has not been met two business days before the class begins, the class will be cancelled. All students who enrolled in the class will be notified by telephone or email, and may transfer to a different class or be issued a refund (see refund procedure). We encourage all students to enroll as soon as registration begins. Please check your phone and email messages, including your SPAM.

Unless otherwise stated, class refunds are only issued to customers that provide notice to the store that they would like a refund no later than two business days prior to the class. Refunds will not be issued to customers who sign up for a class but fail to attend.

How to Reschedule or Cancel a Class
Please contact the store at 512-467-7676 or email to cancel a class. Class cancellations or requests to be rescheduled that are sent through other channels, such as Facebook or messages, will not be honored. Please note that class refunds are only issued during business hours, Monday through Friday.


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