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Dynamic Posing Guide: Modern Techniques for Digital Photographers,9781118290514

Dynamic Posing Guide: Modern Techniques for Digital Photographers

Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 8/5/2013
Publisher(s): Wiley
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Tips, techniques, and inspiration for taking stunning portraits Portrait photography is a key topic for nearly every photographer, from amateur to professional, and yet it is one of photography's most challenging areas. Understanding the details of how a model's pose, body language, and posture affect a photograph is crucial to the success of any serious portrait photographer. Author and Canon Explorer of Light Clay Blackmore shows you how to guide a subject's personality through their body language in order to get the most flattering and memorable shot possible. Answers critical questions such as: how can a photographer avoid having the subject look awkward? How does one offer posing direction to an inexperienced model? What are key factors to consider in the posing of every portrait photograph? Shares helpful posing tips and techniques and explains how to direct models effectively Suggests ways to make strategic edits in post-production to fix common posing mistakes Offers hundreds of examples of strong and stunning portrait posing The Portrait Photography Posing Guide teaches you the skills you need to identify strong portrait posing as you strengthen your photographic skills.

Author Biography

CRAIG STIDHAM is a professional portrait and fashion photographer whose groundbreaking images have appeared in fashion and photography magazines and on billboards nationwide. He teaches his avant-garde style in his popular workshops.

JEANNE HARRIS is a freelance writer and content creation/social media professional. Her career has revolved around photography since she began producing TV commercials and fashion catalog shoots in 1993.

Table of Contents

About the Authors vi

Dedication vii

Acknowledgments viii

Introduction 1

CHAPTER 1: Breaking Down the Human Figure 3

CHAPTER 2: Rules of Posing 49

CHAPTER 3: Seated Posing 75

CHAPTER 4: Posing on the Ground 105

CHAPTER 5: Camera Angles 121

CHAPTER 6: Equipment 135

CHAPTER 7: Breaking the Rules 167

CHAPTER 8: Putting Your Poses to Work 175


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