poses for male seniors??

mghanermghaner Perfecting the GrinPosts: 93Registered Users Big grins
edited April 23, 2011 in People
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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  • DaveLDaveL Beginner grinner Posts: 7Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited July 26, 2006
    We've shot a couple guys.
    Check out www.tmlphotography.com under the seniors link.
    It may give you some suggestions.

    Dave
  • mghanermghaner Perfecting the Grin Posts: 93Registered Users Big grins
    edited July 26, 2006
    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?
    DaveL wrote:
    We've shot a couple guys.
    Check out www.tmlphotography.com under the seniors link.
    It may give you some suggestions.

    Dave
    "I feel way more like I do right now then I did earlier today"
    http://www.mikehaner.blogspot.com

  • Alaska shutterbugAlaska shutterbug Big grins Posts: 91Registered Users Big grins
    edited July 26, 2006
    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.
  • JamieCJamieC Major grins Posts: 154Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 26, 2006
    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.

    Jamie
  • mghanermghaner Perfecting the Grin Posts: 93Registered Users Big grins
    edited July 26, 2006
    Topic Changed
    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.
    JamieC wrote:
    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.

    Jamie
    "I feel way more like I do right now then I did earlier today"
    http://www.mikehaner.blogspot.com

  • mghanermghaner Perfecting the Grin Posts: 93Registered Users Big grins
    edited July 27, 2006
    Guess I did not change title
    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?
    mghaner wrote:
    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.
    "I feel way more like I do right now then I did earlier today"
    http://www.mikehaner.blogspot.com

  • stephcha@nmsu.edustephcha@nmsu.edu Big grins Posts: 37Registered Users Big grins
    edited July 27, 2006
    mghaner wrote:
    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

    steve
  • mghanermghaner Perfecting the Grin Posts: 93Registered Users Big grins
    edited July 27, 2006
    Thanks
    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
    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

    steve
    "I feel way more like I do right now then I did earlier today"
    http://www.mikehaner.blogspot.com

  • photofreakphotofreak Major grins Posts: 233Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 27, 2006
    mghaner wrote:
    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
    Mandi
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  • mghanermghaner Perfecting the Grin Posts: 93Registered Users Big grins
    edited July 28, 2006
    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.

    Mike
    photofreak wrote:
    you can look at mine...and, I too, have shot more gals than guys..
    www.mandraleephotography.com
    Mandi
    "I feel way more like I do right now then I did earlier today"
    http://www.mikehaner.blogspot.com

  • uhs_senioruhs_senior Beginner grinner Posts: 5Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited October 27, 2008
    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.

    Please click this link: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30132415&l=c547f&id=1378990392 (you do not have to have an account)
  • BeMoorePhotographyBeMoorePhotography Beginner grinner Posts: 2Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited April 22, 2011
    uhs_senior wrote: »
    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.

    Please click this link: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30132415&l=c547f&id=1378990392 (you do not have to have an account)

    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.
  • jpcjpc bokeh junkie Posts: 840Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 22, 2011
    uhs_senior wrote: »
    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 ;)
  • cr8ingwavescr8ingwaves Major grins Posts: 194Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 22, 2011
    I think its the clasped hands that lends to the girly look.
  • IcebearIcebear Major grins Posts: 4,015Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 22, 2011
    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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  • zoomerzoomer Major grins Posts: 3,688Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 22, 2011
  • NeilLNeilL B+R=M,B+G=C,R+G=Y Posts: 4,201Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 23, 2011
    @ 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

    Neil
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