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Is there a standard vocabulary for posing?

I'm assuming you are a photographer, and you interact with people. Saying "That one", "good", "extend your leg", "nice", "gorgeous", is part of ...
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How can I photograph a book spread and keep a natural look?

I wouldn't rule out putting a glass sheet on top, but don't just dump it on the book - using spacers under the glass so the pages only touch at one point (technically a line) and adjusting the glass ...
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Should I get Ansel Adam's book or John P. Schaeffer's Ansel Adams Guide?

Ansel Adams is my hero. He mastered how to intermix the science of photography and the art of photography. I highly recommend reading his books and those about him. In short, he perfected what he ...
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What Canon printer profiles apply the least amount of ink?

First, do not use regular paper on inkjets. The colors will render poorly and the ink will bleed. Inkjet paper has a special surface coating that causes the ink to instantly dry without soaking in. ...
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Trying to determine potential causes for boxy (digital?) artifacts

The pictures you want to copy are “halftone” images. The original was fractured into countless dots of ink that either vary in size or vary in spacing or both. The halftone method is the mainstay of ...
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Is there a way to achieve even lighting using one flash and a reflector?

A complete tent ought to do, with the light outside. Put a common mirror from around the house on the other side of the tent. You can get ok results using plain white sheets or cloth from a fabric ...
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How to choose a post-procesing photography book

The easiest way is probably to find reviews of the book and find out what someone else thought about it, and also if the Amazon listing has the "Look Inside!" feature, you could take a turn through at ...
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Is there a way to achieve even lighting using one flash and a reflector?

The top shot would be very easy with a shoot through umbrella centered and just up a little, then shooting from center. Think like a photo copier, light up to paper and back to imaging head (or ...
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Is there a standard vocabulary for posing?

Albeit I'm not in any way a professional photographer I doubt this named list does exist. So my answer is rather to give you an option to grunting "dat one", and that is to build up a list of poses ...
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How to choose a post-procesing photography book

My answer will ignore the "photoshop" keyword from your question. I had read some books about photography itself and not only about software. Mostly artistic matters are covered in general books ...
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How can I photograph a book spread and keep a natural look?

Yes there is a contraption for such purposes. A Book Display Stand The come in many sizes and variations. They have little arms that can be positioned to hold open the pages. On some units you ...
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What photography book changed the way you look at the world?

For me, it was Uncommon Places by Stephen Shore. I primarily shoot black and white, but seeing his work in color made me start looking for more opportunities to shoot in color, and his focus on the ...
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How can I reduce reflections in a glass corner?

The light as currently positioned is at an angle to the glass and the reflection will be polarized. A polarizing filter on the lens should help. For the most faithful reproduction orient the camera ...
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Looking for a technical book

I don't think you're going to find a book that ranges from the basics, like what the histogram tells you, to advanced stuff like optical formulae. However, if you have a list of topics in mind you can ...
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How to photograph oil and pastel art works with DSLR?

Personally I would not choose a 50mm lens for this but a higher focal distance. 100-200, but it depends on the art size. The more focal length you have, the less distortion you get. But as it is a ...
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Is there a standard vocabulary for posing?

here is a link from fstoppers. the headache barbie arms counting fingers rock-a-by-baby hands on guns grab handles updo ear pull home alone hair touch tick tock hip twist pop-a-hip pageant pose pin-...
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Is there a standard vocabulary for posing?

I think the poses in general (at least most) don't have a specific name, but you can learn a lot about poses from studying Fashion magazines and specially the work by a model called Coco Rocha, she's ...

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