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

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CHAPTER 9

FAMILY PORTRAITS

A successful family portrait means paying attention to the big picture as well as the small details. Are you flattering each individual? Have you created body language that shows affection and intimacy? Have you created a balanced composition with visual flow for the eyes?

If you think of each individual part at once, it may seem overwhelming. As with any major task, it becomes more manageable when you break it down into smaller steps.

With my guidelines for posing families, I will show you how to build a family portrait so that you flatter each person, create dynamic shapes with body and head placement, create a balance in your images, and more.

Guidelines for Posing Families

In a family portrait, your composition ...

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