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Pose Like a Professional With Pocket Poser!

Always have access to 100s of professional portrait poses and learn the latest posing techniques using Pocket Poser™ for smartphones and tablets! Pocket Poser™ features over 400 professional poses of...

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Behind-the-Scenes Garden Portrait Photography Session

Note: Be sure to check out our off-camera lighting portrait photography guide. I love working with clients in beautiful environments! I photographed Ashley in a whimsical garden filled with vibrant color. Although...

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Top 10 Pro Tips for Posing Women’s Hands

Note: Also be sure to check out our guide on simple ways to pose women’s hands. Hands rank second only to the face in the (positive or negative) impact they can have on a portrait. Hands demand the...

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Consider a Career in Forensic Photography

Editor’s Note: Have you ever considered a career in forensic photography? George Reis is a highly respected instructor, author and photographer. He specializes in Image/Video Enhancement and Analysis as well...

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Whimsical Posing: Flaring the Dress

It’s challenging for new portrait photography struggling to learn how to pose women. This is a whimsical pose that’s quick and easy to put together! I love how beautiful this flared dress pose makes my...

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Part 1: Capturing High Impact Urban Portraits on the Street

Note: Be sure to check out the behind-the-scenes video providing a glimpse into the day-in-the-life of the project at the end of this guide. When you finish reading this guide, click over to Part 2: Street...

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Portrait Photography Posing Techniques Using Park Benches

Whether you’re in a park, arboretum or working in an urban environment, park benches are nearly everywhere, making them a convenient focal point for portraits. Let’s take a look at how park benches can...

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Character Portrait Using Three Lights

Character portraits are usually captured in the environment of the person. For example a steel worker might be photographed in a factory and a nurse in a hospital wearing her uniform. Newspapers are a great place...

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Early Access to Pocket Poserâ„¢ for Portrait Photogs Now Available

Update: This early access offer is no longer available; however you can still get Pocket Poser for Android devices in the Google Play Store. Pocket Poser is a powerful posing tool that will help you take your...

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Five Strategies for Effective Communication in Portrait Photography

Successful photographers know that effective communication in portrait photography is the key to capturing exceptional images; but more importantly, it’s the key to insuring that your clients are pleased with...

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