Jeff Smith's Posing Techniques for Location Portrait Photography (Paperback)

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This comprehensive guide to location portraits teaches the basics of good head-to-toe posing, indoors and out, and shows the classical approaches used throughout photographic history to create a pleasing rendition of the human form. Additional introductory chapters detail the four main posing styles and reveal how to determine which will work best with a subject, their clothing, the location, and the purpose of the portrait. Chapters for advanced photographers highlight the creation of a wide variety of individual and group poses--including ground, seated, head-and-shoulders, and standing--to be utilized in tandem with stairs, rocks, and other architectural and natural elements. A chapter devoted to the essential business skills needed to professionally schedule appointments, work through consultations, manage sessions, and present and deliver final prints is also included.

About the Author

Jeff Smith is a professional photographer and the owner of two successful photography studios in central California. He has written numerous articles for "Professional Photographer," "Rangefinder," and "Studio Photography & Design" magazines. He is the author of seven books on photography, including "Corrective Lighting, Posing, and Retouching for Digital Portrait Photographers"; "Outdoor and Location Portrait Photography"; and "Posing for Portrait Photography." He lives in Fresno, California.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781584282259
ISBN-10: 1584282258
Publisher: Amherst Media
Publication Date: December 1st, 2007
Pages: 124
Language: English