Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Posing Guide

reposted by: The Posing Guide
Special thanks to my model, Lacey! She did a beautiful job!
Everyone wants to look their best in their images. Let's face it - All girls want a little Tyra flair!
We want to look at our images and not pick ourselves apart!
This guide serves to provide hints to clients who want the best look! The posing changes from the first to second image in each set is minimal, but small changes impact greatly!

Set 1
The Full Frontal Stance (that almost sounds dirty!)
Notice the straight stance in the first image versus the S-curve in the 2nd. With the change in her stance came the tilt of the head. Thumbs in pockets are always better than stuffing four fingers in your pocket. Bringing in the leg closest to the camera is a SLIMMING move! I always stand like that for pictures!
Set 2
The Liz Pose
The eye likes to follow a line, but not a dead level horiztonal line. Leveled body images are widening and create zero dimension in the image. The same is true for knees and elbows that point directly to the camera. For the most slimming pose, turn to the side and bend the leg closest to the camera. Notice how other elements naturally fall into place such as head tilt. Hand placement is also important. Notice you can see that both hands are relaxed in the 2nd image. They are visible and not closed off.

Set 3
The Hand Pose
Let's talk hand placement for a moment. Keep hands relaxed. Avoid the open palm look. Again - widening. Notice how the soft curve of her hand in the 2nd image shapes her face without squishing it. Her face is resting in her hands and she is now looking up to the camera.
Set 4
The Arm Cross Pose
Just a variation of the topics above:
Hand placement - Open, visible and soft!
Unlevel shoulders which lends to chin down, eyes up and super slim!
Set 5
The Side Stance Pose
Bring on the S-curve! Notice the super slimming and simple respositioning from image 1 to image 2. All other elements naturally follow! Shoulders are turned slightly back toward camera.
Set 6
The Headshot Pose
Rule of thumb: Two eyes, two ears, two of anything... always position on an unlevel plane.
Obvious difference, eh?
Now you know how simple getting a better image of yourself can be!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Newton CN school,shootings

It is such sadness the terrible shootings today at the Newton CN school, 27 dead (20) children); I can't believe anyone can be so heartless as to hurt any child ever.
Prayer of Passage
Oh Goddess
There is great sadness
A cherished one has gone
Emptyness engulfs me
Loss languishes within
Help me bear this grief
Accompany their spirit
Comfort we who grieve
Let us rejoice in their life
May their essence be recorded
In the Great Book of Shadows
Renew our rememberance with joy
If you would like to mail sympathy cards, postcards or letters of support and solidarity to the school, the school address appears to be:
 Sandy Hook Elementary School
 12 Dickenson Drive
 Sandy Hook, CT 06482
 Please copy/paste/share widely. Sending a card is something small but at least it's something we can do. pass it on