Posing Techniques for Photographing Model Portfolios by Billy Pegram

By Billy Pegram

With particular discussions and attention-grabbing, dynamic photos, this guidebook exhibits expert photographers how you can masterfully create appealing pictures of a version to accomplish any artistic aim. directions illustrate uncomplicated poses in addition to a bunch of sophisticated adaptations to supply photographers with an unending array of seems to be for editorial style photographs, athletics, glamour or nude images, and pictures designed to teach curves, exhibit character, or exhibit the palms, hair, or legs. This accomplished source additionally offers professional suggestion on carrying out a winning consultation, tips on how to paintings with the version, how you can paintings with a help employees of photograph stylists, and suggestions for designing an exceptional portfolio. extra classes offer a start-to-finish research of 4 assorted taking pictures classes, every one with a special version and a special objective.

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Most often, the straighter the wrist, the better. Here, the thumb protrudes and the fingers are missing. This is a better lapel pose. The hand is shown in a side view, the fingers are nicely curved, and the wrist is gently bent. POSING THE BODY 57 We’re so accustomed to grabbing zippers that it’s hard to think of having to do it in an “attractive” way. In a photograph, though, what feels natural will rarely look good. Although this is how many people naturally grab a jacket zipper, the model’s hand looks awkwardly twisted.

This idea was based on methods taught by early European artists. Today, the poses used in her origi34 POSING TECHNIQUES FOR PHOTOGRAPHING MODEL PORTFOLIOS RIGHT—Good image. posture leads to a much better nal photographs are considered stilted, stiff, and old-fashioned. Yet, the basic idea of the CSI program (named for the three major poses it identifies; see below) is still valid for photographers who wish to develop their posing skills. The program also enables a beginning model or photographer to analyze and re-create a pose selected from a magazine or catalog.

Hands with Props and Products. Props and products are two completely different items. A prop is used to accentuate a mood or When selling products, add to the ambiance of the photo; it is not the focus or the “star” of the hands must work A product, on the other hand, is normally the focus of the photo- the shot. Generally, a prop is held more casually than a product. graph. When selling products (or when demonstrating the model’s to illustrate the message of the photograph. ability to sell products in images for her portfolio), the hands must work to illustrate the message of the photograph.

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