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Photographing Men: Posing, Lighting, and Shooting Techniques for Portrait and Fashion Photography, First Edition by Jeff Rojas

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Chapter 5. Standing Poses

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We’ve all been there. Our subject arrives on set and without a place to sit, they just stand in front of the camera with their hands in their pockets wondering what they should do. It can be an awkward experience for both the photographer and the subject. The average subject won’t be a professional model, so he probably won’t understand how best to accentuate his figure. That’s where you come in.

Most men want to look taller, thinner, and younger than they really are. So your mindset when posing a man should be to better accentuate his figure by using negative space and lengthening his body.

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