5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Good - but not perfect,
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This review is from: Photographing Models: 1000 Poses: A Practical Sourcebook for Aspiring and Professional Photographers (Hardcover)
I think the problem with this book, and books like it, is it is at fault by it's very nature of trying to do and show so much. I think 30% of the poses are perhaps redundant - if that had been removed but the book left the same size, so more detail put in, it would have been better. The author, Eliot, you start off really liking, but by the end you realise he isn't as good as some of the contributors, and his work is a little flat - which is a shame as there's a lot of his work in here. He says his shoots are for jobs, but they look like they've been done for this book, and been done a little on the cheap. Yes they show the poses well, but the lighting is a little uninspiring, which goes against some of the poses - they might work better had the lighting been better. All that said, if you need some inspiration for a model shoot, chances are the pose you need will be here or will help you find it.