Pose!: 1,000 Poses for Photographers and Models (Paperback)
Whether you're the photographer behind the camera or the model in front of the lens, chances are you could use some help with posing, which is one of the biggest challenges when it comes to portrait photography. POSE provides the knowledge and the inspiration you need to make your next photo shoot a success.
With over 1,000 different looks for you to recreate and experiment with, the book covers a wide range of poses and subject matter in an easily accessible and visually dynamic layout. Photographer and author Mehmet Eygi demonstrates exactly how to get the right pose--from hand and leg placement, to a subtle tilt of the chin, to engaging with props and the environment around you.
Each pose covered consists of a main pose followed by three variations on that pose. Organized by subject matter, POSE covers:
- WOMEN: Portrait, Beauty, Fashion, Lingerie, Implied Nude, Curvy, Curvy Boudoir, Sports, Business, Wall
- MEN: Portrait, Fashion, Implied Nude, Sports, Business, Wall
- COUPLES: Portrait, Fashion, Implied Nude, Sports
- MATERNITY: Mother, Couple
- FAMILY: Parents and Baby, New Family, Children
Whether you use POSE as an educational tool to explore the art of posing, or you simply use it as a look-book to find photographic inspiration or to help you direct a model, you'll quickly improve your portrait photography starting with your very next shoot.
About the Author
Mehmet Eygi is an entrepreneur, photographer, creative director, and consultant based in Cologne, Germany. After studying communications, product design, and photography, he worked for large international photo studios as a consultant and creative director. One of his responsibilities was to review photo shoots with clients. What began as a means of quality control soon developed into a passion for people photography. After photographing nearly a thousand different subjects, Mehmet began to recognize a common problem: photographers and models each have their own level of posing skills, and this determines the results of a photo shoot. Mehmet decided to develop standardized practices for posing techniques. He self-published an eBook to teach these essential lessons, and the book immediately took off. His approach proved to be so successful that book publishers have brought the book to market it German, French, and now English. With his new company, Sedcard24.com, Mehmet has created a specialized marketing tool for models and actors: printed and digital comp cards for use as a quick presentation of their portfolios. He is currently building a search engine for models, which will make it easy for photographers all over the world to find models nearby.