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Posing, Composition and Cropping is a master guide explaining how best to pose, compose and crop your portrait shots, specifically for digital portrait photographers.
The book begins by explaining how to conceive a successful image for the specific client. Right from the very beginning, it is made clear that different people will need different styles of shot, to represent their personality and job.
Christopher Grey uses key posing tips and ideas to enable you to pose your clients exactly how they should be to create that stunning and meaningful image. He looks at everything from the setting of the shot, right through to the positioning and angle of the head to create the ideal shot.
No matter what type of shot you are looking to create with your clients in the studio, this book has it covered, with loads of pictures and step by step detail. It outlines the importance of talking to your clients before the shoot, to sort out what is wanted, and what can be created by your shoot.
The most useful part of the book though, is the part about avoiding common mistakes. Once you know what these are and how to avoid them, you can refine your own techniques.
The book provides nothing in the way of technical information on how to set the camera up, so it is perhaps not the most ideal for beginners, but it will provide some good tips for those who have a studio and wish to improve their posing, composing and cropping techniques.