Christopher Grey's Posing, Composition, and Cropping: Master Techniques for Digital Portrait Photographersby Christopher Grey
Christopher Grey follows up his successful books on lighting for portrait photographers with this complete guide to professional portraiture. Successful poses are shown to be achieved through a thorough understanding of the client’s personality and their objectives for the image’s use. Next, the mechanics of positioning the human body are thoroughly
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A quick read with good examples. If you're a visual learner, as most photographers are, this is a great book for learning the different aspects of good posing. It covers individual troublesome areas such as hands and arms. Christopher Grey includes samples of each of these, along with others, and variations of each so you can see what a slight difference can make. He also includes a few samples of what not to do and why which I find quite helpful especially for someone just starting out with portrait photography. As for the subject of composition and cropping he does just a well at giving straightforward sample images to use as a guide for creating your own excellent portraits. He also covers how these elements work together to make the final pleasing image that your client is looking for. A great reference book for the advanced and an excellent place to start for the beginner.
An easy-to-follow book that can take a photographer's work to the next level. Great visual examples that explain the concepts the author is discussing, and how to make adjustments for better poses and composition. Also shows cropping in a way that makes for better final prints. Definitely a recommended book that all photographers, whether they are just starting out or have been in business for years!