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How to Pose Swimwear Models

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Joey Wright teamed up with Fstoppers to create a full length tutorial on swimwear photography. This short excerpt from the tutorial focuses on posing. If you're not working with a professional model, this video will help you quickly spot and correct common posing mistakes made on set. This skill applies to every genre of photography, not just swimwear shoots. If you want to learn more about the full tutorial, check out: https://fstoppers.com/product/joey-wright-swimwear-photography-lighting-posing-and-retouching
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Suryanto Indrawan (25 days ago)
I am just learning photography, amazing applicable tutorial. Thanks a lot
Erica28 Egbe (1 month ago)
Wowwwww cool
Very helpful Tips, Thanks
Joel Dino (1 month ago)
Great initial talk with the subject. Communication is very important.
Zhenming Liu (1 month ago)
How to get a swimwear girl?
diamond zieman (2 months ago)
That poor model lol. I hope you bought her a coconut on that beach because I feel tired just looking at her hold those poses :P
kevin jansen (3 months ago)
Woww i livee in curacao we have the best sun light here
Sarah Young (3 months ago)
Super helpful! Best video iv seen so far for bikini modeling xoxo Thank you so much !!!
Suchita Ingale (3 months ago)
I am interested modeling..
Suchita Ingale (3 months ago)
D Clarke (3 months ago)
My only concern is that the photographer should never touch the model without asking. Hands off the model otherwise.
Walter Kancyan (4 months ago)
talk about verbally beating the confidence out of a model
Walter Kancyan (4 months ago)
seriously stupid
Paul 645 (4 months ago)
FFS, how's the poor model meant to remember all that shit when they eventually get round to doing the actual shoot? Sorry to all you fan boys out there, but the photographer came across as a totally patronising twat. Also, I do a lot of model photography myself, and touching the model uninvited is a definite no no.
LOOPS (5 months ago)
its so awkward she is not talking back
Jason Le (6 months ago)
how can she remember all those tips?
Errold Tumaque (6 months ago)
also this is amazing video for photography period
Errold Tumaque (6 months ago)
having that bit where you show how you communicate with the model is suppper useful
sunny써니 (6 months ago)
I feel bad for staying with that pose for minutes... must be so sore lol
CyberEditing (7 months ago)
That was a FREE Masterclass !
Raltog (7 months ago)
This was an amazing tutorial. It's obvious that you know what you're talking about and I hope to translate some of that knowledge to my shoots.
Chloe Genet (7 months ago)
wow thanks this is really helpful!
Storm Studios (7 months ago)
This is such an awesome tutorial. Great to share with models too. I use it as a resource on my call sheets.
Michael F. Visuals (8 months ago)
;) 0:24
Ronald Wolf (8 months ago)
Well done!
Frank Aleman (8 months ago)
The goat joey wright
Willow Garcia (9 months ago)
This is the most helpful video I have ever seen on Youtube.
Kevin T (10 months ago)
I just did my first swimsuit shoot a few weeks ago and didn't know any of this! lol
Viola Rose (10 months ago)
She looks so offended for 90% of this. How stupid do you think professional models are?
el_dorado (10 months ago)
GOLD! Thank you Joey and Fstoppers - fuck the 48 dislikes!
Cristian Perotti (11 months ago)
Joey, I would like to know what you think about Portrait Pro and Portrait Pro Body. I have been using them for a while and I have found them to be very good at retouching, and it has make my workflow easier and faster. What is your insight? I would appreciate the answer.
Cristian Perotti (8 months ago)
Indeed, I also tend to over correct too much. The most important things for me at this point are 1) being able to work as fast as possible because of all the work I have, and 2) being able to do it easily. Both Portrait Pro and Pro Body help me do so. Try the Pro Body. It is not perfect, but it really helps a lot when it comes to retouching parts of the body ;)
Ronald Wolf (8 months ago)
Christian; I use Portrait Pro, haven't tried pro body as yet. I find that using portrait Pro I tend to over correct too much. Other than that, it's an amazing program, with many alternatives, even changing hair color.
Erik Dupont (1 year ago)
This is great stuff. Thanks for sharing
Aryan Verma (1 year ago)
Good tutorial. And thats one hot model. Who is she?
Alizee PIETTE (1 year ago)
Hey guys can you please check my ig @alizeepiette p💝
ThrasherTheKid (1 year ago)
Damn, this is some good tutorial.
Fabrizio Evans (1 year ago)
Joey is awesome! :)
chefery philadelphia (1 year ago)
Why does he say Lisa so much?! Started getting annoying
Terri Brice (1 year ago)
I'm trying to get in to this career can somebody tell me how about getting into this thank u so much
Johnny Tig (1 year ago)
She is looking Really Good
Johnny Tig (1 year ago)
I would give her an blanket.
schalazeal07 (1 year ago)
I learned a lot! :D
Silent Slo-mo (1 year ago)
I love how he communicates with her.. That is key when getting portraits..
Huw Penson (1 year ago)
right of the bat, i love this tut ,, vgood
Romain M (1 year ago)
Great advices, thanks !
Sleepless Nyts (1 year ago)
I m intrstd in modals photography ...soo tell plzz what shud i go for doin ...??
wouldbe mcl (1 year ago)
your man got no ball dont goto color world listen for no1 rule。fu
Phil Pan (1 year ago)
This is to photography what Dr Oz is to medicine
Reynaldo Mercado (1 year ago)
Thanks. I learned some important things about it. About the innocent look of this model, sorry I didn't see it.
Y6FM (1 year ago)
I know that girl! LOL! She's my Fashion Model/MBA student mentee's best friend!
jootai (1 year ago)
So what is the command for her to start sucking yo dick?
Nick Fox (1 year ago)
Next shoot, Tops off girls.
abc xyz (1 year ago)
good combination music as usual with the girls movement but old
edgon (1 year ago)
Interesting but $300 is too expensive.
Garry Vancauwenbergh (1 year ago)
Selling your own vision on a DVD and asking 300 bucks for it is insane.  If youlook well, you see directly that Lisa worked with him before. The show must goes on , this is typical for USA.
Doug Smith (1 year ago)
Overall I enjoyed the video. It reinforced somethings that I try to do already but I also got some great tips that I had not thought of. The squinting discussion was something that I do not agree with, but I almost feel that it was more of a semantics issue. I did not feel Lisa was really squinting. I think James Madison's suggestion was good. That said, I did find the first part of the video, while informative, a bit off-putting. The first thing I found a bit odd was you talking to her and she never saying a thing, just occasionally nodding her head rather mechanically. I would have preferred if you had talked to the viewers; more like the second half of the video. The other thing that you did during the video that I felt gave a totally wrong impression was when you reached over and moved her into the position you wanted. While I am sure that you have probably worked with the model a lot and she was probably fine with it, I feel for a tutorial it gives the wrong impression to photographers just starting out. I always ask permission to touch the model or the model's hair, even models who I know very well and who are more like family.
Doug Smith (1 year ago)
One quick question, and I realize it might not be totally applicable, but how would you characterize Joey's eyes in the opening of the video (like 2 seconds into the video)?
Doug Smith (1 year ago)
Thanks for the reply. As far as Lisa not talking, that was less of the issue than him talking to Lisa and not his audience. I think a style more like he did in the second half where he addresses his audience as well as Lisa is just a bit more appealing to me. As far as the squinting or squinching I think it is more of a semantics issue. I looked up the term and looked at photos and to me squinching is not the same as squinting. I live in Phoenix so it is almost impossible to avoid squinting, where the eyes are almost closed. I do not know of anyone who like a photograph of someone squinting because of bright sun. I agree that the deer in headlights look is unflattering, but it is also not natural in that it is an over exaggeration of opening up the eyes. Similarly squinting, like when you have someone facing into the noonday sun, is an exaggeration. I prefer something that is more like a naturally open eye that one has when indoors. What I do not like about squinting is that it narrows the eyes so much that you cannot see the iris or pupil. It also causes creases around the eye. That said, I have come to the conclusion that this is more of my misunderstanding the definition of the term.
Fstoppers (1 year ago)
I believe Joey talks about some of these concerns in the full length tutorial. As for Lisa not talking, that section was filmed in hard, harsh sunlight and we did not put a microphone on her (where would you put it too?). There really wasn't a lot for her to say but obviously if you had this conversation on your own set it would be much more personable than what Joey did for the sake of this tutorial. We were just trying to get out as much information as possible in a simple and easy to digest manner. Concerning squinting, it def makes a huge difference in the look of your model. When shooting outdoors, most people will squint to some degree already which makes the photos look much better. Peter Hurley uses the phrase "squinching" to describe the look a person needs to give the camera in order to connect. He says the squint in the eyes gives people confidence while the mouth either gives a sense of approach-ability or bitchiness. I think this is absolutely true and the last thing you want is a model to have the big "dear in the headlights" look in their eyes. What exactly do you not like about having people slightly squint in their photos?
Spawn Brimstone (1 year ago)
Omg, Lisa! <3
Omkar S (1 year ago)
You're tearing me apart Lisa
Elvis (1 year ago)
The gestures are great!
Bill Buffett (1 year ago)
Just wow, thank you for this tutorial!)
Becker Inal (1 year ago)
he is full of it! she can do so much better without his directions.
Keith Snyder (1 year ago)
This was a pretty helpful video. The talk with Lisa was great to see how to go about it. I haven't done much people photography, and I got pretty nervous on a project I'm working on with some people who aren't even models because I want to be clear but not come across as bossy. The "grabbing your chin" and "grabbing your face" is much better than the pointing around I was doing! I also didn't realize that discomfort was a good indicator.
Pieter (1 year ago)
Excellent tutorial. And that girl is gorgeous.
Kyle Maddison (1 year ago)
Do be aware when touching the model, not all models are ok with it, so just be careful, it depends on the model, as well as the relationship you have with them, None the less one of the best tutorial type videos ive seen, I have found that sometimes drawing in the sand out of frame can help by saying turn your body to the 8 and your head to the 1
David Styv (1 year ago)
Amazing part of lesson. I must say of the posing lesson videos i've seen, it's probably the best, at explaining also why he is choosing the poses, trying to get a balance / natural feel. I admit it's really making me want to see more of Joey passing some of his tips like here.
Schneider (1 year ago)
Yes participó 😁 a9
Alexander Merker (1 year ago)
awesome video guys, thx for that! btw. which song is this, playing in the beginning. liked it a lot!
Zirnigais (1 year ago)
Very useful video !
Jared Kinley (1 year ago)
Seriously you guys did awesome I sent this to a few people models and photographers because we all need to know how to pose!
lilmario0 (1 year ago)
I thought she was Emily from Complex when I saw the thumbnail. Almost made me take out my roasting hat.
Bryn Price (1 year ago)
Does anyone else think that when Joey is posing Lisa it is like he is talking to Alexa? "Lisa, swing your left knee out from your body" :)
Caleb Wilson (1 year ago)
I want to know how Lisa got that awesome scar. Appendix surgery? Or did she get it in a bar fight?
Keith Snyder (1 year ago)
My hat's off to a totally awesome *daughter* for that, not to mention being a terrific model!
Ole Reidar Johansen (1 year ago)
Caleb Wilson Love the scar :)
Daniel Shortt (1 year ago)
yeah Kidney from her dad.
Fstoppers (1 year ago)
Oh man, I want to say she had a major organ removed and her dad donated her a replacement. Maybe kidney? Something like that
Pedro Hoffmann (1 year ago)
Lisa you are gorgeous!
Robert Jackson (1 year ago)
Great advice for posing the model
daniel junior pilote (1 year ago)
Absolute legend! Seriously this piece of tutorial is way better than most of the other videos ive seen on this!
Ivan Aleksic (1 year ago)
Not many models will have IQ high enough to remember this whole gesture language ;-)
CyberEditing (7 months ago)
Ivan Aleksic 😁😎😁
Candy Fiend (9 months ago)
Not many models will have an IQ high enough* :)
Daniel Shortt (1 year ago)
If you work with the same model enough it would become a second language. Especially at a beach when waves and winds are up speaking to someone can get hard at any kind of distance. Yelling at someone so they can hear you ruins the mood totally. At the end of the day if the model can't learn basic stuff like that they aren't cut out for the job.
szido (1 year ago)
I watched the BTS videos, and I thought Joey was just a clown. But no! He is a real professional. :)
Patrick Hall (1 year ago)
Joey is one of the most fun yet down to earth people I know (not just in the photography industry). I actually hope I get to make it down to Miami sometime soon just to hang out; he's incredibly funny too.
Fstoppers (1 year ago)
He's a sleeply clown for sure but he's an incredible photographer who is quite good at teaching. Many photographers work with a high end crew and models and tend to "get lucky" a lot but Joey certainly has a vision for every detail.
Oliver Rensch (1 year ago)
Lisa is very Hot ;)
Subodh Khanal (1 year ago)
Who else came just for the girls? :P
mr_narto (1 year ago)
I came
Eli (1 year ago)
This is an outstanding tutorial. Whoever is going to dislike it is an idiot!
mavfan1 (1 year ago)
the internet is full of idiots/people who think anyone trying to make a living is evil.
bla40955 (1 year ago)
Awww...I tought Mela was going to appear on this one :(
Neopulse00 (1 year ago)
Mela is all pro
Hoang Tran (1 year ago)
bla40955 I like the fact that they went with Lisa because Mela seems too professional to me. We would want a model that is pretty close to the real model we might work with. I'm not saying Lisa is bad in any ways.
Fstoppers (1 year ago)
Ha Mela is throughout the entire tutorial and BTS too.
Linusphotographie (1 year ago)
Nice Video

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