Providing a concise look at the foundations of posing, this guide illustrates the ways in which key posing strategies flatter the lines of the body, creating definition, dynamic lines, and a camera friendly posture Photographers learn how to analyze the facial features of their subjects to ensure the most flattering positioning, how to finesse fingers for delicate or strong hand positions, and how to adapt a pose for a man, woman, or child Strategies for artfully posing couples, large groups, under and overweight clients, the elderly, and everyone in between are detailed With techniques and images from nearly 50 of the industrys most notable artists, this valuable sourcebook offers something for every film and digital photographer....
|Title||:||The Portrait Photographer's Guide to Posing|
|Publisher||:||Amherst Media 2 edition November 1, 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||125 pages|
|File Size||:||592 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Portrait Photographer's Guide to Posing Reviews
The title of this book is slightly misleading. It's not a strictly posing guide but and all-around handbook on portraits. It covers things as technical camera settings for various effects, depth of field rules (and how to break them), posing and communication techniques, composition rules, detailed guide on how to enhance/fade various details of your model (ex too large chin, overweight body, etc).
As is typical of Hurter's books, they are well written. The problem I have with them is that most of the photos are final prints. Very few photo examples of what the text is trying to convey.
This is one of Bill Hurter's better books. Like his other guides, every page contains highly professional, artistics examples by well established portrait photographers. Along these examples are Hunter's copious guidelines and suggestions for setting up and taking portrait shots in various situations. This book will be a useful guide if you underline and make notes in the margins of the book as you read, and then actually take out your camera and practice many of the suggestions he provides in this book.
Comparing this book with Bill Hurter's The Best of Family Portrait Photography: Professional Techniques and Images, this book is a complete waste of money!