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The Photographer's Guide to Posing, 1st Edition by Lindsay Adler

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CHAPTER 4

10 Steps to POSING SUCCESS and POSING VARIATIONS

Posing isn’t just a formula. Like a dance, the core moves may be the same, but each dancer gives the performance something unique based on their body type and personal style.

I approach posing as a process. Well over a decade of practice has made this process instantaneous—I’m not checking off the steps in my mind; instead, I smoothly transition between steps as I shoot. This 10-step process helps me create endless variations in my portrait sessions without memorizing hundreds of poses. Instead, I only need to remember a few base poses. From there I can build on these base poses and never feel stalled for ideas.

If you can master this process, you’ll always have enough material to create ...

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