The Photographer’s Guide to Posing: Techniques to Flatter Everyone by Lindsay Adler

photographer's guide to posing

Do you dread every wedding season, night out or family outing when you know there will be lots of photos being taken? Do you take 50 selfies before settling on the one you think looks the best? The Photographer’s Guide to Posing is the book you need!

The book by Lindsay Adler is aimed at photographers but is a great resource for the average person who would like to find techniques that flatter their bodies and enhance their profiles.

The book is full of photo examples of how to pose and posing pitfalls. It’s amazing how the smallest change, like moving a hand, can make to photo. You might think that photoshop is all magazines use to make someone look slimmer on camera, however you’ll surprise yourself how different you can appear in a photo just by following a few rules in the book.

This book has chapters dealing with all sorts of photography:

Posing the Face,
Women Posing,
Men Posing,
Family Portrait,

If you are thinking of paying for professional photography, I would strongly recommend that you pick up this book beforehand to make the most of the session.

As a plus size lady, I really enjoyed the chapter on curves. As someone who is self conscious when their photo is taken, I learned lots of tips and strategies on how to better position myself when I am in a photo. Just by placing your hands farther inward on your waist you can give the illusion of having a smaller waist.

Also, if you are a hobby photographer, this book will help you immensely with your protrait shoots. The book has lots of examples where the author encourages you to train your eye and see what is wrong with the photo before she explains it.

I loved this book and will definitely use it again as reference guide whenever I am getting photos done in the future.


You can reserve a copy online at South Dublin Libraries’ catalogue here.

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