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Dynamic Posing Guide: Modern Techniques for Digital Photographers



Dynamic Posing Guide: Modern Techniques for Digital Photographers

Craig Stidham, Jeanne Harris

ISBN: 978-1-118-73994-5 August 2013 224 Pages


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.

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