Both photographers and models must understand different photography modeling poses to use during shoots. It is therefore imperative to at least take a basic photography course so you can familiarize yourself with various techniques. This is because different posing techniques are used to express and communicate different messages to the observers. Hence, you must not only use the right model to communicate the message, they must also pose appropriately for the intended shoot. As the photographer, it is your onus to guide the models on proper posing techniques in order to reproduce the type of photos required. This obviously requires some expertise and experience on the part of the photographer. For instance a young inexperienced model will have to be coached and shown the different poses aimed at achieving diverse looks. This meticulous process takes patience and skills by photographers. They must be able to articulate exactly what is needed to the model and deliver the expected results to demanding clients. There are two main ways through which professional photographers have been able to hone their skills for a long time. This is either by trial and error method or by working close to professional photographers. Other amateurs have tried to emulate the technique used by their mentors with various levels of success. The process normally entails studying how individual photographers approach and tackle different shoots and trying to incorporate the knowledge in your work. Still, other photographers compile portfolios of their favorite images and study them in depth. They check for the head positioning sequences, hand and leg positioning and also the body formations. All these are attempts at learning the various photographic modeling poses used in typical photo shoots.