500 poses for photographing women: a visual sourcebook for portrait photographers by Michelle Perkins

"The reader will find many poses and inspiration for creating images that would make your model look her best."

Next to lighting, posing, is the most challenging aspect of photography. This illustrated reference provides both amateur shutterbugs and seasoned pros with the perfect place to turn when in need of quick posing strategies and fresh ideas. It explains posing fundamentals as well as how to create a flattering, feature-specific photograph1 that focuses on the head, shoulders, arms, torso, or feet—in different levels of close-ups, from head-shots to full-lengths.

By sampling poses from these accomplished photographers, like Tim Schooler, one can enliven any photo session. The book is mostly visual. That way you can see all the head-and-shoulders poses, for instance, in 1 place. Or you can examine the different 3/4-length standing and sitting poses and compare the different effects. If you only adapt 6 or 7 poses from this book into your posing lexicon, it will have definitely be worth the investment.

Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc. (March 1, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches

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