Master Posing Guide for Portrait Photographers by J. D. Wacker
A Complete Guide to Posing Singles, Couples, and Groups

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Updated with new photos and a revised text to reflect the latest techniques and styles in posing and portraiture, this second edition of a bestselling book is a welcome addition to the photography libraries of both professional and amateur photographers. Using a method called the three Cs of posing—compliment the subject, correct any appearance issues, and convey something to the viewer—the author provides step-by-step instructions on capturing natural-looking poses in endless varieties. Whether the subject is an athlete, a judge, a beauty queen, a mom, or a musician, this book shows how refining their pose can increase the ability of the portrait to resonate with viewers on an emotional level. Headshots, waist-up, three-quarter, and full-length poses—both seated and standing—are covered in detail, as well as approaches for working with special subjects such as brides, children, seniors, and couple or group portraits. Techniques are also included for posing subjects both in the studio and on-location.

About J. D. Wacker

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J. D. Wacker is the author of Master Guide for Photographing High School Seniors. He is certified by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and is a PPA affiliated juror, a photographic imaging instructor, and a Kodak Mentor. He has received numerous awards for his work, including a Senior Photography International Gold Medal of Achievement and the PPA Imaging Excellence Award Medal. He is a contributing writer for Professional Photographer magazine and has had his images and articles published in Eastman Kodak’s book, The Portrait, as well as InFoto and Lens magazines. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
Published August 9, 2012 by Amherst Media. 159 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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