Jeff Smith's Posing Techniques for Location Portrait Photography

Jeff Smith's Posing Techniques for Location Portrait Photography

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, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781584282259
Publisher: Amherst Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/01/2007
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.38(d)

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.

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