Synopses & Reviews
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 posesincluding ground, seated, head-and-shoulders, and standingto 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.
"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
"Goes into immense detail with respect to techniques." Better Photography
The solid content and remarkable images . . . make this book a must for any photographer considering the portrait profession.” Photo-Seminars.com
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.