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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 communicating with your clients effectively.

Clients and professional models look to the photographer for guidance on posing and presentation. Most people need some direction on how to stand, what to do with their hands and feet and how to present themselves in front of the camera.

Learn How To Pose Women's Hands in Portrait Photography
As portrait photographers, it’s up to us to lead the session. Your confidence and ability as a photographer will set the tone for the portrait session and help your client feel confident that you know what you’re doing.

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This free guide is sponsored by Pocket Poser™ (smartphone and tablet posing app). Pocket Poser™ features over 300 poses, portrait guides and Lightroom presets.

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Easy to understand “how-to” posing overlays accompany many of the images providing detailed information about how poses were constructed and common mistakes to avoid. New and experienced portrait photographers as well as models searching for professional techniques will find Pocket Poser™ a valuable resource.

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You are welcome to share this guide (including hosting it on your own website). We just asked that you do not change the content of the guide in any way. The text and photographs belong to Steve Paxton and are subject to United States and International copyright laws. If you have questions the author (Steve Paxton) can be contacted here.

About the Author and Photographer: Steve Paxton lives with his wife and two children in the Seattle area. Steve has been a photographer for over 20 years. His experience ranges from wedding and portrait work to landscape photography.

Steve owns and manages the F/Stop Spot; a website dedicated to supporting photographers of all skill levels. You can find more of Steve’s work at Paxton Portraits.

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