Photographers Bring New Meaning to the Term 'Power Pose'

I've always been very slow and methodical when it comes to posing. Each angle is adjusted; every minutiae is considered. Sure, it may take a little longer, but it's worth it for the shot. After watching these videos, though, I've begun to think I've been doing it all wrong.

We're always talking about improving efficiency and time management in photography, whether that be through our post-production workflows, our on-set setups, or other little life hacks. These photographers are taking efficiency to a new level, however. In the above video, Model Filip Timotijevic powers through an impressive 25 poses in 29 seconds. Frankly, he was so methodical that the recycle beep of the flash began to sound like trance music after a few shots. One has to wonder what sort of hourly rate that works out to for him!

In the below video, Jonyehsi Studio works through 50 poses with 2 models in just 57 seconds. Obviously, in both these videos, the models are pros and there is some preplanned coordination, but nevertheless, the precision and efficiency they show are highly impressive. One has to wonder what sorts of tricks these photographers have up their sleeves for post-processing!

Lead image used with permission Nino Batista.

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Igor Butskhrikidze's picture

this is so oldskool like 80s +) nothing near to fashion honestly...

Helmut Steiner's picture

What the heck...
I mean.... WHAT????????

james johnson's picture

For those of you who are doubtful, this is the kind of shoot you do for a "look book" style layout or a catalog. It's meant to be quick simply because there are hundreds of looks to get through. It is very common (although the models are exceptional at it). It's not the sexy side of photography, but it is also what pays the bills.

Tam Nguyen's picture

That's almost like Coco Rocha level right there. Though I think it's a skill that most commercial models possess, not necessarily editorial ones.

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J F's picture

Another one for youz...