The legendary photographer Byron Newman brings his personal style and flare to the pages of his posing guide. He and model Mary Alejo conjured up a potent combination of classic glamour and modern fashion poses that carry more drama and expression than a Hollywood blockbuster. Whether standing, sitting, laying down or upon furniture, you’re guaranteed to find a pose that will make your next image a hit.
Shoot The Centerfold posing guides were created and developed from a collection of poses used by world-class photographers for top national and international publications and online images. This posing guide is the result of decades of professional experience and the cumulative knowledge and expertise of master photographers in the glamour and fashion photo industries.
The importance of posing
From ancient statues and renaissance oil paintings to modern fashion and glamour photography, the great artists have always founded their idealistic depictions of the human form on the subtleties of posing. The human body is responsible for the vast majority of interpersonal communication, far outweighing the power of the word and tone of voice. It’s only natural, then, that artists can tell a lot about the figure they are rendering through the positioning of their body. While sculptors and painters have the advantage of being able to modify imperfections in their model’s pose with the stroke of a brush or chisel, photographers must coach the performance out of their subject to pass the intended message onto the viewer.
A good photographer with a solid understanding of how certain poses accentuate or minimize areas of the body, can make a short girl look tall, hide certain bulges in areas of the models body, they know how to manipulate the pose to create an optical illusion of certain attributes being present in the image. or how to hide certain areas without making it obvious that such deception is going on, and gives the pose a certain eroticism by making the viewer infer what is being hidden.
What you don’t see, your mind fills in the rest, if the image is well lit, the facial expression is beautiful, and what you do see is attractive, your mind fills in the gaps that what isn’t clearly visible is also beautiful.
You’ll easily be able to accentuate her best features and hide those that are less flattering with poses to spare for your next shoot. With detailed descriptions on how to get the most from each set of poses, you can easily show your model what you’re looking for and communicate the essential details to make the poses her own. With Shoot The Centerfold’s posing guide series you’ll be able to take your photography to a whole new level; maximizing each shoot to give your clients a wide range of looks, delivering flawless images that excite the viewer and improving your skills as a photographer.
The master photographers of Shoot The Centerfold have developed an incredible series of posing guides to assist photographers with on-set posing inspiration. Each with their own unique style, you can reference hundreds of images shot by the leading visionaries in human form composition.
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