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Old 09-04-2007   #101
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Nicely done Benji. Many thanks for taking the time. I'll be reading this several times.

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Old 09-05-2007   #102
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Benji you're the man! Just viewed your DVD and to put it bluntly, it's great! Your down to earth approach to lighting and posing is exactly what I've been looking for...
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Old 09-07-2007   #103
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This is fantastic info and I was referred to it by another photographer which I'm really pleased about.

One question I've been trying to find out what the 1-2-2 and 1-3-2 posing techniques actually relate to (number wise).
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Old 09-07-2007   #104
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Mark,

See the image below for the 1-3-2 and the 1-2-2 poses.

The numbers correlate to the position of the body, the face, and the eyes in that order. The # 1 position is anything positioned so it is pointing at a 45 degree angle relative to the camera. So a 1-1-1 pose would be where the body, face and eyes all point at a 45 degree angle relative to the camera. This pose would be quite boring! The # 2 position is when anything is pointed toward the camera. A 2-2-2 pose would be where the subject's body, face and eyes are all pointed directly square to the camera. This pose would also be quite boring! A 1-3-3 pose would be where the body is posed at a 45 degree angle and the head and eyes are turned about 30 to 40 degrees back beyond the camera. This pose would look rather strange (although I have seen it before and I have even done it a few times.)

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Old 09-12-2007   #105
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Ben thanks for that, it makes more sense now. Great info btw!!
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Benji- your portrait looks like a Kmart photo- is this tongue-in-cheek?
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Benji- your portrait looks like a Kmart photo- is this tongue-in-cheek?
I wish I would understand that comment ... maybe it's because my english is so poor ...
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Hi Benji. This is a splendid job. Many thanks for taking the time.
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Old 10-01-2007   #109
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No my tongue was in my mouth

My son took this image. It needs updating!

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No my tongue was in my mouth

My son took this image. It needs updating!

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