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Jeff Smith's Posing Techniques for Location Portrait Photography
     

Jeff Smith's Posing Techniques for Location Portrait Photography

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by Jeff Smith
 

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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,

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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.

Editorial Reviews

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"Simple tricks of the trade will enable you to bring out the best in every subject. This comprehensive book will quickly prove its worth." —Shutterbug

“The solid content and remarkable images . . . make this book a must for any photographer considering the portrait profession.”  —Photo-Seminars.com

"Goes into immense detail with respect to techniques."  —Better Photography

Shutterbug
Professional photographer Jeff Smith provides plenty of top-quality advice that will help you capture the perfect portrait in any type of environment.
Better Photography
Goes into immense detail with respect to techniques, even including tips for photographers on areas like how to cover "age factor" on your pictures

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584282259
Publisher:
Amherst Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,053,673
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet 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.

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Jeff Smith's Posing Techniques for Location Portrait Photography 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Rebecca50 More than 1 year ago
Very good information. I have used several of the ideas already.
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