Posing Basics: Head Positions

May 19, 2009 by  
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In this section we will take a look at proper head positioning. The two basic head positions are the masculine and feminine head positions.

Masculine Pose

The masculine head position is accomplished by turning subjects head toward either shoulder, tilting top of the head away from the lead shoulder. This position can work for both male and female subjects.

Feminine Pose

The feminine head pose is shown in images below. This is accomplished by tipping the head towards the lead shoulder. This pose works well on females. Although some males may fall into this poses when sitting in front of the camera, it looks very awkward and I would not recommend shooting it.

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