Posing Workshop

Posing is one of the most challenging skills to master as a portrait photographer. The ability to produce unique poses, time and time again on a variety of backgrounds is what will set you apart from an amateur.  Whether you’re looking for a portfolio building opportunity for your business or you just want to get out and practice posing people to improve your skills for the next time you take photos of your family, this workshop is for you!

calgary-posing-workshopPhotos taken at our Calgary Workshop in Oct 2017!

What’s Covered?

How do I keep my photos from looking “too” posed?  What’s the best way to pose a couple with a big difference in height? How do I find unique backgrounds? How do I make a photoshoot fun? 

We’ll answer all these questions and more! You’ll begin this workshop with learning how to pose couples and then move on to posing people for individual portraits.

We’ll also cover:

  • Choosing locations that compliment someone’s style and wardrobe,
  • How to pose a variety of body types,
  • Using levels.

calgary-posing-workshop-classPhotos taken at our Edmonton Workshop in June 2017!

We’ll meet you on location, with models, and you’ll have the opportunity to replicate poses given by the instructor, receive feedback on some of your own poses and learn a variety of tips for dealing with common portrait challenges.

This workshop will be similar to our Photo Walks in structure- we’ll send out information on timing and a meeting place a few days before the event. For this workshop, ALL registrants must have taken Using Your DSLR Camera.

posing-class-calgaryPhotos taken at our Calgary Workshop in Oct 2017!

“Excellent Instructor that gives the student time to set up their own shots while offering constructive feedback. Class moves along at a nice pace. I have participated in other work shops where the instructor is only concerned with getting the shot for his own portfolio. With CPLC that was not the case. I will register for more courses with them.” — Rod King (5 Star Google Review!)


Length & Format 2.5 hours total
Maximum Number of Students 8
Prerequisites Using Your DSLR Camera
To Bring With You Please see this page for complete details on what to bring, and what not to bring.

  • DSLR Camera
  • Batteries
  • Memory card
  • A vehicle (in case we need to travel to an additional location)
  • As we are outdoors, be sure to dress for the weather.

NOTE: This class requires a minimum number of students to attend before it can run. If we don’t meet this minimum 5 business days before the class is scheduled to start, we will cancel it. If you want to take this class, don’t wait until the last minute to register!


Thursday (6:30PM – 9:30PM) Jun 13 $175 Register Here
Saturday (Afternoon start TBD) Oct 19 $175 Register Here


Thursday (6:30PM – 9:30PM) Jun 6 $175 Register Here



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