500 Poses for Photographing Women: A Visual Sourcebook for by Michelle Perkins

By Michelle Perkins

Subsequent to lighting fixtures, posing is the main difficult point of photography-with such a lot of physique components to trap, the chances are never-ending, and it's all too effortless to make a improper flip. This illustrated reference offers either beginner shutterbugs and pro professionals with the suitable position to show whilst wanting speedy posing concepts and clean rules. Containing 500 modern photographs through top photographers, this critical handbook explains posing basics in addition to how one can create a flattering, feature-specific photograph-one that makes a speciality of the pinnacle, shoulders, palms, torso, or feet-in diverse degrees of close-ups, from head-shots to full-lengths.

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