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02/21/2008 09:46:59 PM · #1
Hi guys,

I just started to work (as my second job) at a very well known photography studio. Here is my problem... I can take pictures, but I never had to do that kind of photography, heavily, by myself without any help. Girls, guys, kids, couples, I have to pose them and take about 15 pictures, 5 by 5 (5 face, 5 full body and 5 play) in 20 minutes. Now, 20 minutes sounds pretty long time to take 15 photos, but since I don't know many posing techniques, or styles, I probably will kill it with only 10 good shots...

I found some pdf files, and some sample pictures online, free... any of you know other, or more sources that I can study a little bit more. I don't need nude posing (not yet at least)

Thanks

FP
02/21/2008 10:39:44 PM · #2
I found one (Posing Guide.pdf), if anyone else could get me more samples, or websites that I can download some free samples to study, that would be great.

FP
02/21/2008 10:47:38 PM · #3
Nice find on the pdf!
02/21/2008 10:51:26 PM · #4
This is the only pose I know.
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02/21/2008 10:56:00 PM · #5
Real basic, but you could try browsing the portrait gallery here on DPC, and other sites. Look up pro photographer sites, check out their stuff. Try going to a book store or library, there are a lot of books out there on portraiture.
02/22/2008 04:43:12 AM · #6
Just gotta say,

That PDF file is great! What a great source. A lot of glamour ideas too.

Thanks for the link!
02/22/2008 06:34:05 AM · #7
Bump.

I know there are lots of sources out there in the bookstores, other websites. I was just wondering if anyone could share any material here.
02/22/2008 08:47:56 AM · #8
Originally posted by Tez:

Just gotta say,

That PDF file is great! What a great source. A lot of glamour ideas too.

Thanks for the link!


Ditto!!!
02/22/2008 09:59:32 AM · #9
Start keeping a Posing File/Notebook. Pick up any magazine and flip through it. Tear out any Page that has a pose you like and stuff it into your pose file. You can even hand it to your models to give THEM ideas.
02/22/2008 10:26:40 AM · #10
Originally posted by _eug:

Start keeping a Posing File/Notebook. Pick up any magazine and flip through it. Tear out any Page that has a pose you like and stuff it into your pose file. You can even hand it to your models to give THEM ideas.


That's a very good idea. I already have started collect some fashion magazines, and yes I will make my own file book. I just don't have time in the studio to discuss what the people would do; they are ordinary people coming in and out. So, I have to be the one who will actually posing them in 20 minutes with 15 acceptable photos. I am sure I'll do fine, but still have to learn new stuff for different bodies :D
02/22/2008 10:41:19 AM · #11
I have this book, and it is quite good for portraits.
02/22/2008 10:47:46 AM · #12
I am going to visit Borders today... I hope to find a few good books, I make sure check out "Posing for Portrait Photography" as well.
02/22/2008 01:28:10 PM · #13
"Professional Posing Techniques for Wedding and Portrait Photographers". Basics, and looks like a good book for me to get started. I also printed out the PDF file I have linked here, and some other website forum that I was directed to. So, I should be ok.

Thanks for the suggestions :)
02/22/2008 02:02:13 PM · #14
Good luck!

Message edited by author 2008-02-22 14:02:39.
02/22/2008 02:12:22 PM · #15
Originally posted by Pixlmaker:

Good luck!


I also saw your book (Posing for Portrait Photography). I probably will get it later. There are many to choose from. I am interested in also "How to take baby pictures" "Taking pictures of pregnant women" and I think a few portrait books that are available. Not all the books are inspiring though. I think it depends on photographer :P

FP
02/22/2008 03:08:24 PM · #16
"Taking pictures of pregnant women"? That sounds interesting. I've only done one maternity shoot, but I would like to do more. Please post back and let us know what you think of that one. Thanks in advance!
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