Posing women in a flattering way can be challenging. Women come in various shapes and sizes, and just as no single outfit will flatter everyone, there is no perfect pose that is flattering to all women. You need as many tools in your photographic toolkit as possible to complement the different aspects of each individual.

In this chapter, I will share guidelines for photographing all types of women in various situations, including boudoir sessions, bridal sessions, and senior high school photos. These guidelines are simply a foundation that will bring out the best in your female subjects. Once you master posing, you can add other elements that will help flatter the form and draw attention to a subject’s strengths. Lighting, ...

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