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Photographing Models: 1,000 Poses is the ultimate guide to posing your models.
The first part of the book explains how to shoot models effectively, from how to set up your lighting to suing an exposure that will flatter the shot. The technical know how section also covers using the correct angles to get a provocative shot, and also how to creatively crop your images to make them look stunning.
Also covered is how to make you shoots look like editorial and advertisement shots, and how to style your model accordingly. The book gives you hints and tips on make- up and hair styling to make your shots look really professional.
Also looked at is digital correction and enhancement, before the book launched into the 1,000 poses promised on the cover.
These are sectioned according to pose, and cover absolutely any pose you could want for a model. From kneeling poses, to expressions and lounging poses, standing poses and sitting poses, it’s all covered with images of every possible pose, to help you recreate them with ease.
Larger pictures have captions, explaining how and why the pose works, along with sequencing information to help you get things in order. The book also uses the images to tell you what will not work in each of the pose sections, for example, if the model looks like they are missing an arm because of the way they are sitting. It this way, you can see what is wrong as well as what is right.
This book is quite hefty, but if you are stuck for model pose inspiration and technique it will certainly help you out.