“Posing Techniques for Glamour Photography ” by Rolando Gomez was one of my first posing guides as I got back into the swing of Glamour Photography a couple years back.
Rolando has a style of writing which makes for a fairly easy read and his books are chock full of many glossy glamour illustrations.
While I do recommend “Posing Techniques for Glamour Photography ” it may be important to know what this book may and may not do for you.
One of the areas Gomez excels is emphasizing how important our banter and good etiquettes are in keeping the model’s confidence high and thus her poses and expressions tip-top. He gives some great advise on what not to say as well as what to say, for instance with regards to breast enhancements.
Covered are a wide range of topics on posing various parts of the female body, emphasizing key features and de-emphasizing other features, all without drawing confidence robbing attention to sensitive areas.
I have several Gomez titles and have learned from each of them. “Posing Techniques for Glamour Photography ” is no exception in bringing value to the budding glamour photographer and a touch up to those of us a bit more advanced.
One of the areas I learned the most about from “Posing Techniques for Glamour Photography ” was the subject of how hands can steal the show in a photo, and perhaps not in a good way, if not properly put to work or de-emphasised. Gomez’s treatment of this subject was masterful.
Where he can do much better is in the area of having his illustrations, that is his photographs, match the text of his instructions. That is, while the photos were captioned, the text might be talking about a certain pose, and the picture on the page would have nothing to do with the text. One is left hunting, frequently even outside the chapter and even the book, for good examples of the text’s points.
The photos themselves are fairly nice with a mix of mainly implied nudes, a bit of tasteful nudity and lots of cheese cakey glamour shots … you know, sunsets, bathing suits, sexy little nothings and the like.
With Gomez’s books, there is also a great deal of overlap between titles.
That said, I do recommend “Posing Techniques for Glamour Photography ” particularly for the new glamour shooter, as this title can quickly improve the photographers understanding, confidence and competence and also for those more advanced who are looking for a quick read on how to touch up an area here or there.
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