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Dynamic Posing Guide: Modern Techniques for Digital Photographers

ISBN: 978-1-118-29051-4
224 pages
September 2013
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Tips, techniques, and inspiration for creating perfect poses

Effectively posing the human body is a challenge for nearly every photographer, from amateur to professional. Understanding how a model's pose, body language, and posture affect a photograph is crucial to success. Author and professional fashion photographer Craig Stidham shows you how to guide a subject's personality through body language, with hundreds of examples and suggestions.

  • Answers critical questions such as: how can a photographer avoid having the subject look awkward? How does one direct both experienced and inexperienced models?
  • Shares helpful posing tips and techniques for posing models in new modern and fashion-forward ways
  • Suggests ways to make strategic edits in post-production to fix common posing mistakes
  • Offers hundreds of examples of strong and stunning posing

Dynamic Posing Guide teaches you the skills you need to identify strong modern posing techniques as you strengthen your photographic skills.

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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

INDEX 193

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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.

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September 09, 2013
Dynamic Posing Guide: Modern Techniques for Digital Photographers

John Wiley and Sons, Inc. today announced the publication of Dynamic Posing Guide: Modern Techniques for Digital Photographers (Wiley, 978-1-118-29051-4, September 2013, US $34.99), the ultimate resource for aspiring photographers interested in portrait photography. Author and expert photographer Craig Stidham reveals the most dynamic and modern posing techniques for taking exceptional portraits.

In the Dynamic Posing Guide, Stidham provides expert advice to both novice and professional photographers and reveals the secrets to directing a model’s pose, body language, and posture to create riveting portraits. The book also details ways to make strategic edits in post-production to fix common posing mistakes. With hundreds of strong, stunning posing examples throughout the book, Stidham’s exquisite portraits will inspire photographers from start to finish.

Dynamic Posing Guide is now available for purchase online and at retailers nationwide in both print and all e-book formats. For a full list of retailers, visit www.wiley.com/buy/9781118290514.

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