Here’s a quick how to pose your friends like models portrait photography tutorial tips Evans shares (watch the video for a more thorough explanation of each of them):
Pose then Build. Provide a base pose to start with, then slowly build it up through moving one body part at a time.
Awkward Hands. Non-models often don’t know what to do with their hands. You can give your model something to hold or interact with.
Actions and Emotion. Give your friends something to act out so they act rather than pose.
Communicate. Direct your model vocally throughout the shoot. Your job is to communicate in an encouraging way.
Wardrobe. Have your model wear something they feel comfortable and confident in.