Generally speaking, when we’re trying to pose men for lifestyle and fashion portraits, photographers try to expand their presence and accentuate their masculinity, while maintaining a commercial look & feel. It can ironically, often be more complicated than posing women.

In this detailed video from Irene Rudnyk, she and fellow photographer Marc Klaus take their time and explain how and why they shoot male models vs female models in certain light and environmental settings.  They also cover how poses, facial expressions, shadows, picking out the wardrobe differs from men to women.  They even conclude with a few quick editing / post production tips.

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Key Takeaways

This is one of Irene’s longer videos, and there’s a LOT of information to take in, but it’s definitely worth every second of content. This video has a ton of tips that’ll help you get started with your photography work with male models, as well as a few general communication tips! So dive in and enjoy, and as usual, let us know what you think in the comments below!

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More Posing Tips

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