More than a "pretty picture" book (although many of the images used to illustrate it fall into this category!), this book provides sound guidelines for presenting your subjects. It serves not just as a starting point for those new to portrait and wedding photography but also shows more experienced photographers how to employ some new tricks.
Norman Phillips, an acclaimed professional photographer and seasoned print competition judge, covers the fundamentals of good posing and shows how to achieve these standards with a minimum of effort. Good and not-so-good examples are shown side by side so you can see the effect that making the recommended changes will have on the final image.
Each part of the body is discussed in detail, building the individual elements of the final pose. Strategies for posing both men and women are also covered in detail. In addition, you'll find helpful techniques for special types of images, such as wedding photography and glamour portraits.
Whatever your specialty, if you photograph people, this book is a must have!
*Understanding the goals of good posing—and the most common obstacles to success
*Styles of posing, from formal to casual
*The differences bewteen posing men and women
*Understanding body language and how it impacts the viewer of a portrait
*Standing, seated, and floor poses
*Strategies for posing group portraits
SPECS: 8.5 X 11, paperback, 260 full color photos, 128 pgs. ISBN: 1-58428-170-7
Norman Phillips is a master photographer who is the recipient of more than 150 awards, including the Accolade of Outstanding Photographic Excellence in Recognition of Contribution to the Industry. He has hosted many seminars, sponsored by corporations like Pentax Corporation, Eastman Kodak and Burrell Colour, Inc. Phillips is also a regular contributor to industry publications including Rangefinder magazine and the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International monthly newsletter.