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Free 14 Page Posing Guide For Portrait Photographers

Download our free 14 page posing guide for portrait photographers. In this guide we’re going to look a variety of ways to pose women’s hands during a portrait session. We’ll also look at strategies for...

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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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“C” Shaped Posing in Portrait Photography

Quickly improve the quality of your portraits by using “C” shaped posing techniques. Recently we looked at how to create dynamic portraits using “S” shaped posing. Introducing an...

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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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“S” Shaped Posing in Portrait Photography

Note: This posing technique is found in the Pocket Poser™ app for smartphones and tablets. Learn more about Pocket Poser™ and download it from the Google Play Store. Strengthen your images with...

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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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