the design aglow posing guide for family portrait photography is available for pre-order!
Since 2006, Design Aglow has been the premier online resource for information and products created for the success of professional portrait and wedding photographers. Their three founding principles--to save photographers' time, enhance their photography, and increase their sales--have helped guide over 40,000 professional photographers to higher levels of success. Design Aglow's signature blend of sound advice and beautiful design is now available in The Design Aglow Posing Guide for Family Portrait Photography (Amphoto Books, available for pre-order on Amazon, $15.17). As a handbook for modern photography style, this dynamic guide illustrates 100 fresh poses for newborns and babies, children, siblings, and families. With contributions from some of the industry's most talented names, including Anna Kuperberg, Jose Villa, Elizabeth Messina, Tara Whitney, Rachel Devine, The Design Aglow Posing Guide for Family Portrait Photography shares their innovative posing ideas and advice that is relevant for beginning and veteran photographers alike. All poses are paired with helpful tips for directing clients and bonus shots that can be accomplished with the same setup. Both practical and utterly inspirational, this guide is an indispensable resource for family photographers of all levels. And, as of the first day of it's availability for pre-order, the book has reached: #60 in Amazon's Top 100 books #1 in Arts & Photography > Photography > Children #1 in Arts & Photography > Photography > Equipment, Techniques & Reference > Reference #1 in Books > Arts & Photography > Photography > Portraits
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