A professional model needs little or no direction from the photographer. They have a familiarity with their bodies and understand which angles will appear most flattering in photos.
Not only have I worked with professional models, but I am also experienced with amateur subjects who have never posed in front of a camera before; let alone in a professional studio environment.
My job as a photographer is to not only snap a photo, but to make my subjects feel comfortable and relaxed through specific instruction and communication.
Virak Photo © 2013