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Unread 04-14-2011, 01:34 PM   #76
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Originally Posted by tereshkova2001 View Post
Excellent tips, thank you!
The photographer I sometimes model for gave me the "rule of two": if you have two of something (legs, feet, hands, arms, etc), do something different with each one.
This is good advice for many portraits, but keep in mind that sometimes symmetry can be a wonderful effect. Making the arms and legs balance a composition by doing the same on the left and right can be great too.
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Unread 04-15-2011, 01:20 PM   #77
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Wow, great tips! I have to confess I had sometimes come up with the "dead hand" on my pics!
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Unread 04-15-2011, 07:04 PM   #78
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Great little guide!

I couldn't improve on it, although it would be easier to view if you saved it as pdf.

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Unread 04-18-2011, 08:32 PM   #79
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Very helpful! Thanks a lot for this.
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Unread 04-26-2011, 08:47 PM   #80
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thanks for the guide. it helped me alot pal. i will share this to my co-cosplayer friends.
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Unread 05-05-2011, 06:08 PM   #81
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Thanks for the tutorial! I love your tips. I used them at the last con I went to and my photos came out much better.
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Unread 05-06-2011, 10:11 PM   #82
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I wish I'd seen this baby sooner. XD

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Unread 05-08-2011, 03:47 AM   #83
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Thanks for this! Its helped me tons!!
I actually did the straight on photo with a prop, and the photo looks really weird! Haha!
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Thank you!! This is really helpful. Hopefully my poses will come out better at my next con thanks to this.
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Unread 05-09-2011, 01:21 PM   #85
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A very helpful tutorial! I'd already learned a lot of what you covered (mostly the hard way!), but I also learned some new things! Thank you!

I put it into PDF format, for if you'd rather read it that way, or even to print it out and take it with you to your shoot:
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Unread 05-13-2011, 01:13 AM   #86
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wow this tread is very helpful to me..bein a noob an all
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Unread 05-13-2011, 11:38 AM   #87
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really great tips! : O
i always use the whole 'hold a prop the way they do' pose though XD it's easier for me...
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Unread 06-26-2011, 01:02 AM   #88
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This is a good tutorial. I'm terrible at posing since it's my first time cosplaying; last year I didn't expect people to take my picture and hug me. XD
When I saw the pictures of me posted up, and no offense the photos were a little sloppy but still good storing memories, I just hid in my embarressment. I had the lazy dead "pose" of me just standing there looking clueless.

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Unread 06-26-2011, 01:31 AM   #89
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Practice is a big thing. Just you you know where your body is, what a good smile feels like and how to stand. Practice in front of a full length mirror and when you get confident enough have a friend take your picture. Practice. Also I find tilting the head down just slightly and at an angle helps to make the eyes look open (if I don't my eyes look squinty). The "dead hand" thing can also be a problem. Props can give you something to pose and hold just don't let it overwhelm you. Also if you don't have a prop, hold on to something around you in the environment or yourself.

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Unread 06-29-2011, 12:26 AM   #90
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Read this guide abit and like what I am seeing. I usually expect cosplayers to have poses ready for me, but for the past year I find myself having to give direction a lot which is something i've adapted to.
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