Let’s talk, lovelies.
Posing can SUCK. Sitting there wondering what to do next while people who paid you thousands of dollars stare at you? YIKES.
Let’s DO something about it. (and um…. let’s do something that won’t break the bank- aimirite?)
If you’re looking to step up your posing from “mentally flailing” to “effortlessly awesome”, I seriously can’t recommend “Picture Perfect Posing" by Roberto Valenzuela enough.
Admittedly, when I first heard about it, I thought it would just be a simple book of dry poses to copy. Arm goes here, hand goes here. Blech. But it’s not. It’s something WAY WAY better.
You need this book.
This book is an examination of WHY some poses work and some don’t. It’s a breakdown of how to build comfortable, relaxed, flowing, and gorgeous poses with a few basic rules- so no matter the situation, you have a foundation to build on. (heck, he even breaks down the freaking sections of the spine and how each section effects any posing you do. WHUT.)
I have read it twice now, and it’s already making a HUGE difference for me. I know that I’ll be able to read it 300 more times and STILL get something out of it.
I repeat: You need this book. Go. Buy. It.
You’re welcome! ;)