Synopses & Reviews
A complete guide to creating alluring photos, this book is divided into four partsthe body, studio, locations, and the outdoorswith each covering an important aspect of posing the human figure to look its ideal best. Beginning with the basics of body and hand and head posing, this study details the corrective posing techniques that enhance the appeal of a subject while minimizing any concerns they might have about their appearance. From there, award-winning photographer Joe Farace educates readers the importance of knowing what lens to shoot with, understanding the benefits and limits of black-and-white shots, and mastering the use of a flash. In addition to real-world posing techniques, the author presents real subjectsranging in age from 18 to their late 40s, with a variety of looks and figure typesdemonstrating the effect of careful posing on the types of subjects photographers are most likely to encounter in their professional lives. Armed with these techniques, photographers have the skills required to approach each glamour session with greater confidence, ensuring that they reap the rewards after the shoot in the form of better, more salable images.
"If I knew half as much about photography as my colleague Joe Farace knows, I'd be a better photographer." —Russell Hart, executive editor, American Photo magazine on Creative Digital Monochrome Effects
About the Author
Joe Farace is a professional photographer and the author of "Better Available Light Digital Photography," "The Complete Guide to Digital Photography," "Creative Digital Monochrome Effects," and "Studio Lighting Anywhere." He lives in Parker, Colorado.