Strike a Pose

osing in fashion is an art, not a science, and there are no rules or special guidelines. In fashion photography, poses can be expressive, but they can also be straightforward. When I do a fashion shoot, I often keep my poses relatively simple unless I'm trying to accentuate a certain part of the clothing or my image concept is based on a particular pose. Many fashion photographers prefer strong, simple, and stoic poses in their images.

Other times I specifically aim for a more exotic pose to emphasize the fantasy aspect of the shoot. For example, the bride in Figure 4.1 is in more of a "fashion" pose; her positioning is strong and dynamic instead of traditional. Seldom will you see a bride posed in this unique way that emphasizes the C curve of her body and her long neck.

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