Flow Posing with Doug Gordon
I want to begin by saying how excited I am to have the opportunity to write for Shutter magazine. I look forward to sharing my thoughts on a wide variety of topics with all of you.
I am commonly asked by photographers, “What can I do that will make me different?” My answer is always the same. If you want to be unique, if you want to tell a story, if you want to make a guarantee, you must learn to pose. It’s that simple! I have been fortunate enough to photograph weddings for almost 25 years now. Technology has changed, and the number of people who believe they are photographers has grown along with it. One thing has not changed: Our subjects always want to look the best they can.
It seems today that most new photographers lack a basic understanding of creating a story and, more importantly, the knowledge of how to flatter subjects of different heights, weight and body shapes. These are just a few of the things I plan to cover in my upcoming articles.