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Photography Q&A: Real Questions. Real Answers. by Zack Arias

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Previsualization and directing subjects.

Q: I NEED A GOOD RESOURCE TO SEND TO MODELS THAT WILL TEACH THEM ABOUT POSING. SOMETHING THAT HAS A LOT OF GOOD INFORMATION IN ORDER TO HELP DIRECT THEM ON A SHOOT.

A: Resources for Directing Models. A rant by Zack Arias.

You are supposed to be that resource. You’re the photographer. You’re the one who has to create the final image. It’s on your shoulders to be the resource. Not the model’s. Not someone else. You.

A professional model brings a lot to the table. A professional photographer brings a lot to the table. Together, along with hair, make-up, and wardrobe, the image sings. The story is told. The work is great.

From where you are right now—based on this question—I can and will only recommend that ...

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