Synopses & Reviews
Providing a concise look at the foundations of posing, this guide illustrates the ways in which key posing strategies flatter the lines of the body, creating definition, dynamic lines, and a camera-friendly posture. Photographers learn how to analyze the facial features of their subjects to ensure the most flattering positioning, how to finesse fingers for delicate or strong hand positions, and how to adapt a pose for a man, woman, or child. Strategies for artfully posing couples, large groups, under- and overweight clients, the elderly, and everyone in between are detailed. With techniques and images from nearly 50 of the industry's most notable artists, this valuable sourcebook offers something for every film and digital photographer.
"Hurter . . . explains basics of posing and working with subjects, with an emphasis on naturalistic portraits, and presents tips and shots from about 30 professional photographers." —www.BookNews.com (December 2011)
Hurter's wonderful tips are certain to push your images over the top and away from the ordinary. I highly recommend exploring the benefits of this book for yourself.” Shutterbug, on the first edition
About the Author
Bill Hurter is the editor of Rangefinder magazine and the author of The Best of Childrens Portrait Photography, The Best of Portrait Photography, The Best of Wedding Photography, Group Portrait Photography Handbook, and Portrait Photographers Handbook. He lives in West Covina, California.