Poses para fotografía de retrato

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F O R

D I G I TA L

A N D

F I L M

P H OTO G R A P H E R S

POSING for
PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
a head-to-toe guide

JEFF SMITH
Amherst Media
® P U B L I S H E R O F P H OTO G R A P H Y B O O K S

Copyright © 2004 by Jeff Smith. All rights reserved. Published by: Amherst Media, Inc. P.O. Box 586 Buffalo, N.Y. 14226 Fax: 716-874-4508 www.AmherstMedia.com Publisher: Craig AlesseSenior Editor/Production Manager: Michelle Perkins Assistant Editor: Barbara A. Lynch-Johnt ISBN: 1-58428-134-9 Library of Congress Card Catalog Number: 2003112490 Printed in Korea. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopied, recorded or otherwise, without prior written consent from thepublisher. Notice of Disclaimer: The information contained in this book is based on the author’s experience and opinions. The author and publisher will not be held liable for the use or misuse of the information in this book.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Salable Posing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Obstacles to SalablePosing . . . . . . . . . . . .6 The Client Knows Best . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Learning Posing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Show, Don’t Tell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Update Your Pose Book . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 About This Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

1. SIX THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER DO . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Number One: The Angle ofthe Face . . . . . .16 Number Two: The Shoulders, Waist, and Hips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Number Three: The Arms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Number Four: Lower the Chin, Lose the Catchlights . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Number Five: The Spine and Shoulders . . . .19 Number Six: Your Expression . . . . . . . . . . . .20 An Additional Factor: The Tilt of the Head . . . . . . . . . . .. .22

2. DEFINING THE POSE
Types of Poses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Traditional Posing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Casual Posing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Journalistic Posing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Glamorous Posing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Settings, Clothing, and Posing . . . . . . . . . . .29 Settings . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Taking Your Cue from Clothing . . . . . . .33 Capturing the “Real” Person . . . . . . . . . . . .34
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4. POSING THE SHOULDERS, ARMS, AND HANDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Triangular Composition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 The Shoulders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Arms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .57 Long Sleeves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Don’t Rely on Digital Fixes . . . . . . . . . . .57 Explaining Problems with Tact . . . . . . . .59 Posing the Arms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Using the Arms to Conceal Problems . . .61 Observe the Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 The Hands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63Bend Every Joint? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Give Them Something to Hold . . . . . . . .64 Before Moving On to the Full-Length Poses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65

5. THE BUSTLINE AND THE WAISTLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Enhance or Conceal? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Lighting and Posing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 The Waistline . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Angle to the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Seated Subjects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 The Emotional Factors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Technical Skills vs. People Skills . . . . . . . .72 Interpreting Emotions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Lasting Value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76

3. POSING THE FACE . . . . ....
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