The pose and expression of the model relays basic information to the viewer. A timid model might shrink, whereas a forceful model will have chest out and head up. The pose and expression should be as natural as possible, as this will ultimately give the viewer some insight into who the model is. Occasionally, it is tip to the photographer to direct the model in a specific area-such as whether to be stern and forceful, in place of sublime and somber. When directed, the model will think about what he or she is asked to portray and will work towards that end, adding in his or her modelality. Ninety-nine percent of the time, the model will give you what he or she wants portrayed, and it is up to the photographer to draw from what is given.
The photograph will become too strained and obtuse if you try to pull out an emotion foreign to the model. It is up to the photographer to know enough about the model to realize that a pose of forcefulness would be wrong for a timid individual. You must go with what you have and exploit it to the fullest. Allow the model thier relaxation and draw from that; work it up to what you want. When your model is relaxed, lie will be more willing and more open. I usually converse with the model and rarely give explicit directions for placement of hands or head; instead, I let the conversation direct the model. Talk about what is familiar to the model; have them tell you something about himself. As they is talking, you will notice how he becomes himself and opens up. This is the best opportunity you have to photograph; for it is now that you can record information that tells the story of who the model is, through his natural Pose and expressions.