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ShuuShuu
01-25-2011, 05:23 AM
I don't really know if I'm posting in the right forum, but I can think of one that would suit better XD' sorry if I'm wrong~


Anyway..
Last year I met a girl at a convention who asked me to choose a card from her deck (I think it was called 'Strike a pose' or similar).
On it, there was a kind of stick figure making a pose. So she asked me to pose the same way and took a photo of that.
Afterwards, I saw her complete gallery on the internet and WOW! She asked everyone she was photographing to make a pose from a blindly chosen card. All photos looked really.. well.. unique! The poses weren't stupid or anything, just simply different from usual posing!
(also, I suppose she was a real good photographer as well XD)

But to come to my question:
Do you know anything about these deck of cards? I would really like to have one myself!
Does anyone know where to get it, or what it is called?

(I'm really sorry.. Since i finished school my english gets worse and worst XD' I hope you can understand~)

SvK
01-25-2011, 12:42 PM
I haven't heard of such a thing. She may have made the cards herself. Could you link to her gallery, please? I would like to see these photos.

ShuuShuu
01-25-2011, 01:28 PM
I just noticed.. she added new photos, so only few of the strike-a-pose-images are left X/
http://animexx.onlinewelten.com/fotos/fotoreihe.php?id=110108
Just search through, you'll know then ^^

CosplayCinema
01-26-2011, 09:07 PM
:O That seems like fun....

IAmShorty
01-27-2011, 10:15 PM
Ooh, thats an awesome idea!

creativecrater
01-27-2011, 11:30 PM
This is pretty awesome! I could see it being a lot of fun! Though, i could see some cosplayers not willing to do it (like, say they are spiderman and already have plenty of character fitting poses) but it would be a great tool to have on hand anyhow for those cosplayers who just aren't sure what to do. Or, ask them to do their own pose, then do one of the strike a pose cards. As long as the poses aren't overly lame or ridiculous. Kind of reminds me of WarioWare Smooth Moves, when you get to do a "victory pose" after oh so many rounds.

Rander
02-16-2011, 10:08 PM
Here is an app for the iPod/iPhone ($2.99):

http://www.sofunapps.com/cn.htm

There are about 250 poses for females, if you want general and cute posing. There are poses for sitting, standing, full body, head and shoulders and just head shots. I like it because there is a large variety of poses.

FYI: The text is all in Japanese, so you won't get much out of the tutorials if you can't read Japanese. I only use it for the posing examples.

There is a free app named Harajuku Girls 365 and use that as posing examples too.

http://www.iphoneappsplus.com/productivity/harajuku-girls-365/index.htm

Firefly026
02-21-2011, 10:56 PM
That's an awesome idea!!! I love it lol.

Neko Minaue
02-24-2011, 02:11 AM
That sounds fun! I've never heard of it but a fun thing to do!

chrisy-spazz
02-25-2011, 06:21 AM
This is really cool, we need more people at conventions doing this type of thing :]

krys-chan
02-25-2011, 09:07 AM
It does sound like a fun idea :)

IAmShorty
02-25-2011, 06:38 PM
I think Im gonna do this for the next con I go to. It might be cool :)

glitter bomb
02-25-2011, 07:00 PM
I've never seen or heard of this before, but it sounds like a fun idea. It turns the process of cosplay photography into a creative project itself. Plus, it probably takes some of the pressure off of the cosplayers who aren't sure how to pose, helping them relax and have fun.

tfcreate
02-25-2011, 11:02 PM
Looks like a good at-con game.

koi-ishly
03-04-2011, 09:36 PM
This is certainly something I'd be interested to do, sometimes it is hard to come up with a new pose if it's your first time wearing the costume that day and don't have your stride right.

Added bonus for some variety =)

kittymutt
03-05-2011, 01:04 AM
Well, I haven't heard of cards with poses on that you can buy, but I think you could probably make your own.

I found that this website has a ton of pose ideas on it: http://www.herrickphoto.co.uk/poses.html

You could maybe print them and cut them out. :)

daylight
03-05-2011, 02:06 AM
@kittymutt
gah! thanks for posting that link. its so great! :D

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this pose card thing is a great idea. seems like soo much fun, especially since im a beginner, so im always sort of stumped when it comes to posing

tfcreate
03-05-2011, 04:34 AM
:eek: Hmmm.... some of those poses are a bit on the provocative side. (I should have looked earlier,) be warned. Especially for the under aged.
No drama, just putting it out there. :eek:
TFC

koi-ishly
03-05-2011, 09:58 AM
This thread made me want to research this more, and I don't know why I didn't before. So anything thing that I find and think is interesting I'll post.

http://semotion.net/products/Fullpack-of-4-models.jpg
It's a cg model of girls, and not the best quality but you can still see the idea of the poses. All the poses are PG.

http://se-motion.blogspot.com/
Here is the main site, it has a lot of pictures of poses. Some more suggestive than others, but I've not come across anything too sensual.

I'm think I may do this as a game for myself and have a photographer pic out of the stack of poses.

kittymutt
03-05-2011, 09:50 PM
:eek: Hmmm.... some of those poses are a bit on the provocative side. (I should have looked earlier,) be warned. Especially for the under aged.
No drama, just putting it out there. :eek:
TFC

Woops! Now that you mention it, they are kind of provocative. Sorry about that. ^_^; They were the first ones I found and it seemed like it had some good poses, but I guess I didn't really look at them clearly enough. But I'm sure there are maybe some that could be used.

Edit: Do'h! How could I forget this site: http://www.posemaniacs.com/

It's for artists, but it could probably be used for cosplay too. They're 3-D and just muscle, so they don't look too provocative. XD

Kawaiichibiz
04-13-2011, 11:00 PM
This sounds like an awesome idea! I'd love to try it out when I get my own camera!

Variegration
04-27-2011, 01:16 AM
Wow! This looks so useful!! It would probably give you better photos, right? Because then your cosplayers aren't going to have to worry about posing, it makes the whole thing more fun! Thanks for sharing

coolsteel
04-28-2011, 06:51 AM
Sounds fun I think I will use this too

Yui H
05-14-2011, 04:52 PM
Oh God save me.............

Kaniki
06-19-2011, 03:35 PM
I just got my amazing camera. xD And I love this idea~! Thank you for mentioning it and posting links. o: I'm tempted to make my own cards now. xD

enayla
08-09-2011, 06:36 PM
I think that'd add a ton to the diversity of hall photos, and it'd be a lot of fun! Just make sure to let the cosplayer do their own signature poses or whatever first - if anything, I'd keep the cards around for when they run out of ideas.

JessJupiter
08-10-2011, 11:18 AM
Here is an app for the iPod/iPhone ($2.99):

http://www.sofunapps.com/cn.htm

There are about 250 poses for females, if you want general and cute posing. There are poses for sitting, standing, full body, head and shoulders and just head shots. I like it because there is a large variety of poses.

FYI: The text is all in Japanese, so you won't get much out of the tutorials if you can't read Japanese. I only use it for the posing examples.

There is a free app named Harajuku Girls 365 and use that as posing examples too.

http://www.iphoneappsplus.com/productivity/harajuku-girls-365/index.htm

Great apps! I'm so trying these out!