If you like shooting portrait photos, then you're going to love the Posing App. It's a "posing cheat sheet" you can use to help you before or during a photo shoot. It includes over 300 poses with easy to understand descriptions and hand drawn illustrations. In addition, there's a collection of tips & tricks about people photography for easy reference. We've installed it on our Nokia Lumia 930. Check out our hands-on video to see if it's something you might be interested in.
Poses are grouped in seven categories:
After selecting a category, thumbnails of the photos are shown. Clicking on a thumbnail displays a bigger illustration and a brief description. Instead of real photos as samples, hand-drawn images are used. Swipe left or right to see more poses. If you see a pose that you really like, click the star button on the lower left corner. This adds the pose to your favorites list for faster access.
Here are some sample poses:
In addition to the poses, the Posing App also includes some tips and tricks. There are seven categories:
Here are a couple of tips from the Posing App:
- A recurring question might be "Where shall I put my hands?" The solution is actually quite simple. There are four places to keep in mind: in the hair, on the shoulder, on the hips, and loosely by the side. These can be mixed in any combination utilizing both hands.
- Ask your subject to slightly pull back the shoulders. It will straighten out the back and lift up the chest. Be careful not to overdo this, though, since pulling them back too far will end up looking comical.
The Posing App costs $2.99 at the Windows Phone Store and there's no free trial available. It's also available on iOS and Android. The price might turn away many people, especially without a free trial, but the Posing App provides an excellent resource for photographers or models who want quick access to poses. Are you buying the app? Let us know in the comments!