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Posing Guide: 21 Sample Poses to Get You Started with Photographing Couples

by Kaspars Grinvalds from Posing App. writing for Digital Photo School

Anything from The Digital Photo School is worth a look and this is too. I am a bit surprised that the author has chosen line drawings to illustrate the article as it is about photography but they are precise and avoid problems with backgrounds etc.

“In the previous articles in this posing guide series we looked individually at posing female subjects, posing male subjects and posing children. In those individual person portraits the main subject was a single person and her or his personality. In comparison, couple photography is more about connection, interaction and above all – feelings between two people. And most probably those are very deep and passionate feelings, which makes couple photography so delightful and positive.

Generally a couple should be easy to engage in a photo shoot. If they are initially a bit shy or feeling uncomfortable, just ask them to show you how they felt and looked when they met for the first time. You will invoke them on an emotional level, providing you with natural and loving expressions in their portraits”...MORE

10 Simple Tips for Better Portrait Shoots

“Where you choose to shoot depends entirely on the style you want to use, the time of the year and what you want to achieve artistically. But starting inside is usually a great way to get everyone, particularly children, accustomed to your camera. If you start your shoot in a field, for instance, you may struggle to keep the kids in a single place.” By on Lightstalking …….More

 

How to Shoot a Book Cover in 15 Minutes

Have you been offered a great assignment but been given a near impossible deadline? Read this interesting account of just such a commission by Jordan Matter

The article begins with “Photographer Jordan Matter had just such a dilemma recently when he was asked, at the very last minute, to shoot the cover photo for a new novel being published by Penguin entitled “The Grief of Others” by Leah Hager Cohen..…..more