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Old Jul-25-2006, 07:46 PM
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Male High School Senior Posing Question . . . . . . .
I have a shoot set up for a young mans senior portraits. I have shoot alot of women seniors but I realized that I have never shot a man before. Do any of you know of a site or gallery that I could check out that shows some good poses for young men. Some of these will be done with his car so I have those figured out as I have done women with their cars. I have shot men for family shots and execs for their company portraits but this is a bit different. I sent a private email to a fellow dgrinner that does alot of seniors but I am also interested in others input. I look forward to seeing some of your responses and viewing some links if possible.

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide me with this.
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Old Jul-26-2006, 12:46 PM
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We've shot a couple guys.
Check out www.tmlphotography.com under the seniors link.
It may give you some suggestions.

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Old Jul-26-2006, 02:50 PM
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Right on the money!
Thanks so very much DaveL. That is exactally what I was looking for. Does anyone else have a gallery like DaveL that I could check out?

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We've shot a couple guys.
Check out www.tmlphotography.com under the seniors link.
It may give you some suggestions.

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Old Jul-26-2006, 07:22 PM
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You could always go to smugmug home page and do a search on: senior portraits. I always do that for looking at others photos/getting ideas.
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Old Jul-26-2006, 07:46 PM
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One other thing.. you might want to change your topic.. I thought you meant senior citizen and not senior high-school You might be missing some advice from people misinterpreting your subject line like I did.

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Old Jul-26-2006, 08:14 PM
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Thanks for the advice, I went ahead and changed the topic so more will know that I am looking for High School Senior Poses and not Senior Citizen Poses.

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One other thing.. you might want to change your topic.. I thought you meant senior citizen and not senior high-school You might be missing some advice from people misinterpreting your subject line like I did.

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Old Jul-27-2006, 09:43 AM
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Guess I did not change title
[FONT=Comic Sans MS]OK, so I thought I canged the title of this thread but I was not able to figure out how to change the top topic. Does anyone know how to do that?
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Thanks for the advice, I went ahead and changed the topic so more will know that I am looking for High School Senior Poses and not Senior Citizen Poses.
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Old Jul-27-2006, 10:26 AM
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I have a shoot set up for a young mans senior portraits. I have shoot alot of women seniors but I realized that I have never shot a man before. Do any of you know of a site or gallery that I could check out that shows some good poses for young men. Some of these will be done with his car so I have those figured out as I have done women with their cars. I have shot men for family shots and execs for their company portraits but this is a bit different. I sent a private email to a fellow dgrinner that does alot of seniors but I am also interested in others input. I look forward to seeing some of your responses and viewing some links if possible.

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide me with this.

it is a PDF file.... check it out.... i have to admit is kinda generic looking BUT very helpful

http://www.vci.net/~mmorgan/pg2.pdf

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Old Jul-27-2006, 02:34 PM
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[FONT=Comic Sans MS]Thanks so much Stephcha! That is great and is just what I was looking for. I will use some of those for sure, if anyone else has more info please post it up or link to a good gallery.
Mike
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it is a PDF file.... check it out.... i have to admit is kinda generic looking BUT very helpful

http://www.vci.net/~mmorgan/pg2.pdf

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Old Jul-27-2006, 08:20 PM
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Thanks so very much DaveL. That is exactally what I was looking for. Does anyone else have a gallery like DaveL that I could check out?
you can look at mine...and, I too, have shot more gals than guys..
www.mandraleephotography.com
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Old Jul-27-2006, 10:02 PM
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Thanks so much photofreak, great shots on your website! Nice of you to share them with me. I am getting some great ideas from on the help I am getting here on Smugmug / Dgrin. I just love the people here, very nice to interact with such a great group. I have used alot of forums over the years and so far I have to say that this is the best group of members I have ever interacted with. Very mature and professional folks it seems. A true pleasure to post and read others posts and replies, very encouraging and helpful.

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you can look at mine...and, I too, have shot more gals than guys..
www.mandraleephotography.com
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Old Oct-27-2008, 07:46 PM
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What do you think?
I am having my mom take my senior pictures and have been out a couple of times. My favorite pose is of me sitting on a rock in the middle of a creek. I have been told that it is a "girly" pose.

What do you think? Thanks in advance.

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Old Apr-22-2011, 08:29 AM
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I am having my mom take my senior pictures and have been out a couple of times. My favorite pose is of me sitting on a rock in the middle of a creek. I have been told that it is a "girly" pose.

What do you think? Thanks in advance.

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I don't think this is "girly" at all. But the main question is this: do you like the picture and does it reflect your personality? This is what is important. If other people don't like the photo, don't give them copies. I like it, and I have used this pose (or one similar to it) with both guys and girls.
Old Apr-22-2011, 09:09 AM
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I am having my mom take my senior pictures and have been out a couple of times. My favorite pose is of me sitting on a rock in the middle of a creek. I have been told that it is a "girly" pose.

What do you think? Thanks in advance.
Sorry, but I vote "girly" on this one. You asked ;)
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Old Apr-22-2011, 11:01 AM
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I think its the clasped hands that lends to the girly look.
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Old Apr-22-2011, 12:53 PM
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I think its the clasped hands that lends to the girly look.
And having the body turned a bit more directly toward the camera would make it a bit less "shy" looking. Maybe it's not "girly" but it's certainly not "strong."
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Old Apr-22-2011, 12:55 PM
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Yeah guys tend to sprawl out on stuff....
Old Apr-23-2011, 04:41 PM
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@ mghaner

While obviously it's instructive to see what others are doing in the genre, I don't think you need restrict yourself to that. I don't think poses/compositions are necessarily watertight genre-linked. There are tons of images of males to be seen, any of these ideas could be used as a starting point for a male highschool senior. My impression is that, as a generalisation, the USA style of older teen portraits has a strong Hollywood/TV cliche component - cutesy, flirty, with attitude - as much in the case of boys as girls. It's clear that everyone involved in the photo is trying hard to pay dues to a media stereotype.

That's not everyone in the great USA, though, and I think among Dgrinners, Charles (Hackbone) has done male HS seniors stuff which is individualistic, interesting and superb quality. Check him out -

www.cameraone.biz

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