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I have been photographing people steadily for the past year or so.. I have improve a MASSIVE amount since I originally started.. However, I can not seem to improve what so ever in one vital aspect of portrait photography and that is posing people, specifically couples. I am constantly viewing other's work I envy, reading, watching video recorded shoots, etc and gaining knowledge about photography but it feels like as soon as I go out to photograph a couple, everything I have learned about posing people and such just goes out the window and I just draw a blank. It is quite embarrassing sometimes when I have to stop and think what I want to do. In situations where I draw a blank I always resort to "Be natural" or "Just love each other, have fun" etc etc. I am getting increasingly frustrated with myself. I feel like I have hit a brick wall and for months now I have been struggling with trying to pose people and it is holding me back from improving as a whole and I find it hard to fulfill my creative ideas on a shoot when I can not simply pose someone. Is there any advice anyone can give me? Did it take you a long time to learn how to comfortably pose people?
Thanks in advance for any comments. Contrary, I understand some people will want to flame me as well, feel free to do so.
Some of my work can be found on my facebook (I am in the middle of updating my site): http://www.facebook.com/thierrylylesphotography