by Doug Box
In this book, acclaimed wedding and portrait photographer Doug Box provides a posing primer, then moves on to simple lessons that present an image or series of images, along with the precise strategy he used to create each look.
Included are examples for creating dynamic, leading lines to keep the viewer engaged in the portrait, strategies for linking the shapes created in a group portrait to create a cohesive feel, and the use of natural elements to help build the desired posing concept in location shoots. Methods for posing each part of the body and minimizing "problem areas" are covered in detail.
The visually intensive approach used in this book makes it a perfect reference that allows readers to quickly re-create a portrait look that suits their client or subject grouping, regardless of their proficiency in technical posing.
- How posing and composition are interconnected—and how to combine them to best effect in your portraits
- Advice for posing women, men, brides and grooms, kids, teens, and families
- Techniques for designing effective group portraits
- Choosing the best focal length and camera height for each pose
- Using activity-based posing to create more dynamic images
- Corrective posing techniques for addressing concerns your subject may have about their appearance
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Doug Box is a professional photographer who specializes in wedding, portrait and children's photography. In addition to the numerous articles he has written for professional photography magazines, he is a dynamic speaker who as appeared at conventions and seminars all around the world. He is the author of 3 other Amherst Media titles.