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Posing for portrait and glamour photography : techniques for digital photographers / Joe Farace.

By: Farace, Joe.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Buffalo, NY : Amherst Media, c2013Description: 159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781608955480; 1608955486.Subject(s): Glamour photography | Photography of women | Portrait photographyDDC classification: 778.9/24
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A complete guide to creating alluring photos, this book is divided into four parts--the body, studio, locations, and the outdoors--with 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 subjects--ranging in age from 18 to their late 40s, with a variety of looks and figure types--demonstrating 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.

Includes index.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgments (p. 5)
  • About the Author (p. 6)
  • Introduction (p. 7)
  • How the Book Is Organized (p. 8)
  • What's in the Book? (p. 8)
  • Sidebar: Real People (p. 10)
  • Sidebar: Why I'm Not Switching Camera Systems (p. 13)
  • Part 1 Posing Basics (p. 15)
  • 1 Posing the Body (p. 17)
  • Sidebar: The Polished Portrait: Posing "Rules" (p. 18)
  • Posing Categories (p. 20)
  • Tips for a Seamless Shoot (p. 25)
  • The Three Photographic Phases of Development (p. 30)
  • The Art of the Pose (p. 35)
  • Sidebar: Posing Is a Joint Effort (p. 35)
  • 2 Corrective Posing Basics (p. 39)
  • Strive for a Perfect Capture (p. 39)
  • Sidebar: Soft Focus in the Digital Darkroom (p. 40)
  • Sidebar: The Polished Portrait: Corrective Posing (p. 44)
  • Hiding a Subject's Flaws (p. 46)
  • Sidebar: The Eye of the Beholder (p. 48)
  • Posing Rules, Guidelines, and Suggestions (p. 50)
  • The Right Look (p. 54)
  • 3 How Lens Choice Affects Pose Selection (p. 57)
  • A Basic Lens Kit (p. 57)
  • Fast Lenses (p. 59)
  • Sidebar: The Lens Multiplication Factor (p. 61)
  • Sidebar: Special-Purpose Lenses (p. 62)
  • Full-Length Poses and Wide-Angle Lenses (p. 64)
  • The Pros and Cons of Using Zoom Lenses (p. 68)
  • Sidebar: She Didn't Break My Heart, But I Broke My Lens (p. 70)
  • Part 2 Working in the Studio (p. 74)
  • 4 Seamless Posing (p. 75)
  • High Key, Low Key (p. 76)
  • On Location (p. 80)
  • Sidebar: Do You Really Need a Flash Meter? (p. 81)
  • A Basement Studio (p. 82)
  • Sidebar: Scenic Backgrounds (p. 83)
  • The Polished Portrait: Killer Curves (p. 84)
  • 5 Using Props (p. 87)
  • Sidebar: Halloween Costumes (p. 90)
  • The Environmental Portrait (p. 92)
  • Case Study: Big Props Can Be Fun (p. 93)
  • Sidebar: Unsharp Mask Sharpening (p. 104)
  • Make It Personal (p. 105)
  • Sidebar: Exposure for Monochrome (p. 107)
  • Part 3 Shooting on Location (p. 109)
  • 6 Using the Environment as Part of the Pose (p. 111)
  • Sidebar: Black & White Portraits Create Impact (p. 112)
  • Windows (p. 114)
  • Outdoor Portraits and the Law (p. 114)
  • Working at Interesting Locations (p. 115)
  • 7 Turn your Home into a Studio (p. 121)
  • Making Do (p. 121)
  • Sidebar: Green Eyes (p. 122)
  • Full-Length Shots (p. 127)
  • Other Indoor Locations (p. 127)
  • The Downside of Shooting at Home (p. 130)
  • 8 Making Nature Work for you (p. 133)
  • Practice, Practice, Practice (p. 135)
  • Find New Locations (p. 135)
  • Keep Your Lighting Tools Simple (p. 135)
  • Avoid Distracting Backgrounds (p. 138)
  • Backlit Portraits (p. 140)
  • Colored Flash (p. 140)
  • Posing Aids (p. 142)
  • Made in the Shade (p. 142)
  • Need a Subject? Draft a Friend (p. 146)
  • Conclusion (p. 149)
  • Sidebar: The Polished Portrait: Zero to Sixty (p. 152)
  • Index (p. 157)