What should a portrait photographer know about body parts when posing?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    Photographers take photos. They do not pose. The models pose. Portrait photographers take photos mainly of people's faces, not the whole body.

  • qrk
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    This is a good basic tutorial on posing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmi9TPQ57Mo

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  • 1 month ago

    He - or she, of course - should know which body parts go well, or otherwise, with which model. For instance, I've heard tell that Claudia Schiffer looked good posing with amputated legs, spleens and eyeballs while Naomi Campbell complemented hands, spinal assemblies and left-buttocks. Hope this helped.

  • Sumi
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A portrait photographer needs to know how to accentuate the good bodily features while being able to hide the bad ones.  This is done by posing, lighting and lens choices.

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