Posed vs not posed - hmmmm.... the great photography question - what is your opinion?? Most say that they prefer to not be posed.
The truth is - most everyone needs to be posed or guided for good photography. I like to call it "composing" the shot. The most important part is to not appear un-natural, stiff, or most importantly resemble someone who you are not. A great photographer is one who can compose the shot without you even being aware of whats happening. When done right, it allows for the action to take place as if it were simply happening - the only difference being when directed by a good photographer you are the best looking you possible - who doesn't want that? Simply shooting on location at a great new barn or field doesn't ensure great pictures.
Why do I mention all this - because Jimmy Bishop of gideonphoto.com is one of those photographers. And the video above was shot entirely by him and I had a lot of fun editing it for him. See video... through a photographers eyes!