If you ever run out of ideas, get stuck in creativity or simply need some guidance when shooting female subjects, you may use following posing samples as a “posing cheat sheet”. Many pro photographers use such a technique when preparing for and during the photo shoot.The poses in this article are selected as initial reference. I would advise to look at the poses together with your subject, especially if she’s inexperienced. During a photo shoot don’t hesitate to discuss with the subject which pose is or isn’t working in any particular situation. It’s usually very productive and you both will feel more confident in what you are doing.OK, let’s start, one by one.1. Very simple portrait pose to start with. Have the model look over her shoulder. Note how unusual and interesting a portrait might look, if shot simply from a different angle.2. In portrait photography, hands are usually not visible or
The castle is still in use for few days in year as the Quin residence. If you so unlucky to get there along with the Quin most of the attraction will be closed. I was lucky, the Quin was busy in London and the entire castle was at my disposal. The castle is heavily guarded even the Quin is not there. I am not big fan of all "royal" stuff but there is not better way to see royal guard and ceremony of change of the guard. The castle itself with museums and churches makes it as a very interesting destination. Even struggling with jet-lag I enjoyed this.
The photographs of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) offer a vivid portrait of a lost world - the Russian Empire on the eve of World War I and the coming revolution. In the early 1900s, he developed an ingenious technique of taking colour photographs. The same object was captured in black and white on glass plate negatives, using red, green and blue filters. He then presented these images in colour in slide lectures using a light-projection system.Supported by Tsar Nicholas II, between 1909 and 1915, Prokudin-Gorskii completed surveys of eleven regions of Russia, traveling in a specially equipped railroad car. His subjects ranged from the medieval churches and monasteries, to the railroads and factories of an emerging industrial power, to the daily life and work of Russia's diverse population.In 1918, after the revolution, Prokudin-Gorskii went into exile, taking with him only
Prague was patiently waiting in my destination list for long time. This year I decided that it is time to balance my wilderness adventure by something more civilized and Prague appeared as a best choice. I also figured out that I never been to Vienna which is in proximity of Prague, so second point was also defined.
The rest was relatively easy:
One week in Austria and one in Czech Republic.
After small research I figured out that Prague is also cheaper to fly to then any Austrian destination.