I keep going back to the archives of Tamara Lackey's reDefine Show, because over and over again she's interviewing great photographers. As an artist herself she knows exactly the questions to ask and she tends to bring out the best in every guest.
In this interview with good buddy, Roberto Valenzuela, he shares ideas on posing. He's got two books out now, Picture Perfect Practice, was his first and Picture Perfect Posing was published last year. Both are outstanding with a lot of great information to help you become a better photographer. Click on either cover below to read more.
"Practice doesn't make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect, because what if you're practicing it wrong?"
I laughed as he said that, because it completely explains my golf game over the years! You can practice all day long, but if the technique you're using to begin with is wrong, then you're doing nothing but reinforcing bad habits.
A lot of his philosophy comes from his background as a concert classical guitarist. As a musician, the importance of practice is never-ending. There is no room to compromise. Spend some time with Roberto and you'll learn that there's nothing he compromises on, especially the quality of his images.
This video might only be seven minutes long, but like anything with Tamara's or Roberto's name on it, they always over-deliver. No matter what level you feel your skill set might be, you'll find something helpful in the next seven minutes. And, if you're at a convention where either Roberto or Tamara are teaching, run don't walk to get a seat. You'll never be disappointed.