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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 7. Lying Poses

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Most photographers stray away from posing their male subjects on a floor or bed because it can look and feel really awkward. Plus, most of your clients won’t have half of the confidence that Burt Reynolds had on that bearskin rug. So, what do you do if you want to try a lying pose with a client?

The answer is simple: You continue to follow the same tips that I offer throughout this book. Most men want to look taller, thinner, and younger than they really are. In order to do that for your clients, you need to accentuate their body types and draw attention away from their perceived flaws, while still making sure that they ...

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