I’d been trying to find any usefull book about posing in photography (how to place a model, her gestures, eyes etc). Unfortunately almost all books which I found were quite useless: most of them were just a catalogue of poses without explanation what is better and for what purpose. Moreover most of them contained images of bad quality and quite old-fashion in total (from 70s or 80s).
Occasionally I have found two books (thanks to friend of mine, you’re the best)
- The first book is in Russian only (sorry, english speaking ladies and gents):
“Фотография. Самоучитель для моделей и фотографов” ISBN 978-5-7931-0829-4):
It’s quite well written and contains more than required info about poses, gestures etc, what they imply for viewer, what emotions reflects etc. I’ve found it very useful for me. It contains quite redundant content but anyway it’s a good one.
- Here is the second interesting book, it’s in English. I could recommend it to every amateur photographer, or even professionals which want to improve their skills. It’s quite short but contains good images without any vast number of poses (as in catalogue) but with reasonable explanations for poses, gestures etc. I recommend it as well. It’s very good one, uncomparable to others: “Posing Techniques for Photographing Model Portfolios [Paperback] Billy Pegram” ISBN 978-1584282204