chapter 11


A successful situational pose occurs in a photograph when the type and the mood of the location fits the pose, and the location/pose combination creates a situation that is believable and where the action seems to have occurred naturally. The goal of situational posing is to avoid gimmicky poses or ideas that appear completely unnatural and obviously staged by a photographer. Consider this approach a “macro” view of posing. It’s about the overall scene and whether or not the photo makes sense when considering the location and lighting. This book is not a posing book; it is a book about how to become a great storyteller. Therefore, I’m not going to discuss “micro” posing points such as how to pose ...

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