One of the most popular forms of photography is portraiture. Whether you are an enthusiastic amateur or a seasoned professional you will almost certainly have been asked to capture someone’s image. However, so will almost every other photographer. If you want your work to stand out in the crowd you need the ability to produce images that are in a different league. Every photographer knows that a portrait should show more than just a person’s physical appearance. A good portrait should also convey some of the character and spirit of the person. How many of your competitors know how to do this? Do you?
If you’ve read Volume One you’ll know a lot more about posing than most. You should be able to produce a pose in almost any situation and come up with variations on that pose too. But can you use your poses to convey attitude and character? Can you add distinction to your work? Do you have a consistent step-by-step method that enables you to extend the types of poses you can produce?
If you’ve learnt the principles given in Volume One you have laid a foundation that enables you to produce a pose for any situation. But is it the very best pose? Do you have an effective method to make you fully aware of the range of possible poses?
To move your portrait photography to the next level you need a simple system that you can use while in the studio or on location that produces an abundance of possible, effective poses. To make your portraits more insightful you need the ability to add those subtle changes that can effectively convey a person’s character, spirit and mood.
Now with Posing Secrets – The Photographer’s Essential Guide Vol.2 you can discover a simple checklist…