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Basic posing techniques

In portrait photography there are two basic poses. The C pose and the S curve.The S curve pose in predominantly a female pose while the C curve can be used for both female and male model, while being predominantly a male pose.In this blog we will explore these poses.The S curve for the female is defined by drawing a line the top of the head and following the middle of the body to the knees.Please view these images in full, most of them are vertical and cropping them for this blog obscures... continue reading

Composing your Own Photo

Just think about this, you have a subject selected, but now, how do you make this picture as amazing as it can get? Well, you need to start off by knowing what makes up a good photo. When someone is looking to buy a photograph they look for key elements of composition, patterns in the photo, such as bricks, lines, such as buildings, shapes like public art, grass, and graffiti.They also look for colors, but be careful with colors because colors can mean white or black, not only the colors in the... continue reading

Lada "Final shoot"

Lada have told me that she quit posing and there is no reason to invite her to the photo sessions. I'm hoping that after she will see the results of our last photosession she will change her mind. continue reading

Non posed portraits

Since I started on with Dreamstime I've started taking a lot more 'posed' shots trying to achieve something in particular.However, most of my favorites are still shots where the subject wasn't posing - I just captured a moment that will never happen again...That is what drives me to take more and more photos. continue reading


At this point in my exploration of Dreamstime, I've hit a wall:I've combed through my existing photos for shots that might have commercial value, and submitted most of those.I have no travel on the immediate horizon, and so, for now, my subjects are limited to my immediate area.For better or worse, I live in Washington, DC.The better:There are many, many iconic buildings here, from the Capitol to the White House to all the Smithsonians.The worse:These might just be the most photographed... continue reading

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