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500 Poses for Photographing Women

129 Pages · 2009 · 19.96 MB · English

  • 500 Poses for Photographing Women

    500


    POSES


    for


    Photographing


    Women


    A VISUAL


    SOURCEBOOK


    FOR PORTRAIT


    PHOTOGRAPHERS


    Michelle Perkins


    Amherst Media


    ®


    PUBLISHEROFPHOTOGRAPHYBOOKS DOWNLOAD more books from :


    WeLove.UCoz.com Copyright©2009byMichellePerkins.


    Allrightsreserved.


    FrontcoverphotographsbyTimSchooler.


    BackcoverphotographbyDanBrouillette.


    Publishedby:


    AmherstMedia,Inc.


    P.O.Box586


    Buffalo,N.Y.14226


    Fax:716-874-4508


    www.AmherstMedia.com


    Publisher:CraigAlesse


    AssistantEditor:BarbaraA.Lynch-Johnt


    EditorialAssistance:JohnS.Loder,CareyA.Maines


    ISBN-13:978-1-58428-249-5


    LibraryofCongressControlNumber:2008926669


    PrintedinKorea.


    10987654321


    Nopartofthispublicationmaybereproduced,stored,ortransmittedinanyformorbyanymeans,electronic,mechanical,


    photocopied,recordedorotherwise,withoutpriorwrittenconsentfromthepublisher.


    NoticeofDisclaimer:Theinformationcontainedinthisbookisbasedontheauthor’sexperienceandopinions.Theauthor


    andpublisherwillnotbeheldliablefortheuseormisuseoftheinformationinthisbook. About This Book


    Determining the best way to pose your subject—a way intoposesforstandingsubjects,seatedsubjects,andreclin-


    that is flattering to the individual, appropriate to the ingsubjects.


    setting and clothing, and visually appealing in the overall It can be difficult to remain creative day after day, year


    composition—canbeoneofthebiggestchallengesincreat- after year, but sometimes all you need to break through a


    ing a successful portrait. This is especially true when creat- slumpisalittlespark.Inthisbook,you’llfindaplethoraof


    ing portraits of women, where the photographer may be imagesdesignedtoprovidejustthat.


    called on to create anything from a very traditional head-


    and-shoulders pose to a more adventurous full-length look


    Contents


    straight out of the pages of a fashion magazine. Quite sim-


    ply,thevariationsarealmostlimitless. AboutThisBook ...............................3


    Thiscollectionisavisualsourcebookdesignedtoaddress


    Head-and-ShouldersPoses ...............PLATES1–127


    exactly that problem. Filled with images by some of the


    Waist-UpPoses ......................PLATES128–217


    world’smostaccomplishedportrait,fashion,andcommercial


    Three-Quarter-Length


    photographers, it provides a resource for photographers


    RecliningPoses ....................PLATES218–236


    seekinginspirationfortheirownwork.Stuckonwhattodo


    Three-Quarter-Length


    with a particular client or unsure how to use a given prop?


    SeatedPoses ......................PLATES237–270


    Flip through the sample portraits, pick something you like,


    Three-Quarter-Length


    thenadaptitasneededtosuityourtastes.Lookingtospice StandingPoses ....................PLATES271–243


    up your work with some new poses? Find a sample that ap- Full-LengthRecliningPoses ............PLATES244–371


    pealstoyouandlookforwaystoimplementit(orsomeel-


    Full-LengthSeatedPoses ..............PLATES372–440


    ementofit)withoneofyoursubjects.


    Full-LengthStandingPoses .............PLATES441–501


    For ease of use, the portraits are grouped according to


    how much of the subject is shown in the frame. Thus, the Appendix:PosingBasics .......................123


    ThePhotographers ...........................125


    bookbeginswithhead-and-shouldersportraits,followedby


    portraits that introduce one or both hands into the head-


    and-shoulders look. Next are waist-up portraits, featuring


    imagesthatincludetheheadandshoulders,armsandhands,


    andatleastsomeofthesubject’storso.Movingontothree-


    quarter-lengthportraits,theexamplesfeaturesubjectsshown


    from the head down to mid-thigh or mid-calf. The balance


    of the book features full-length images—the most complex


    portraitstopose,becausetheyincludetheentirebody.Both


    the three-quarter- and full-length portraits are subdivided


    3 PLATE1.PHOTOGRAPHBYCHERIESTEINBERGCOTE. PLATE2.PHOTOGRAPHBYBILLYPEGRAM.


    PLATE4.PHOTOGRAPHBYTIMSCHOOLER.


    PLATE3.PHOTOGRAPHBYBILLYPEGRAM. PLATE5.PHOTOGRAPHBYTIMSCHOOLER. PLATE6.PHOTOGRAPHBYVICKITAUFER. PLATE7.PHOTOGRAPHBYVICKITAUFER.


    PLATE8.PHOTOGRAPHBYTIMSCHOOLER. PLATE9.PHOTOGRAPHBYTIMSCHOOLER.


    PLATE10.PHOTOGRAPHBYTIMSCHOOLER. PLATE11.PHOTOGRAPHBYTIMSCHOOLER.


    PLATE12.PHOTOGRAPHBYTIMSCHOOLER. PLATE13.PHOTOGRAPHBYSTEVENBEGLEITER. PLATE14.PHOTOGRAPHBYTIM


    SCHOOLER.


    PLATE15.PHOTOGRAPHBYTIMSCHOOLER. PLATE16.PHOTOGRAPHBYBILLYPEGRAM. PLATE17.PHOTOGRAPHBYBILLYPEGRAM.


    PLATE18(LEFT).PHOTOGRAPHBYWESKRONINGER.


    PLATE19(ABOVE).PHOTOGRAPHBYWESKRONINGER. PLATE20.PHOTOGRAPHBYSTEPHENDANTZIG. PLATE21.PHOTOGRAPHBYSTEPHENDANTZIG.


    PLATE22.PHOTOGRAPHBYBILLYPEGRAM.


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