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58 Pop That Shoulder

Popping a shoulder doesn’t refer to a knuckle-cracking alternative, but to a pose that can add drama to your shoot. By moving her shoulder in toward her chin, the subject automatically accentuates her collarbone and slims her figure. If a subject has difficulty with this, I’ll ask her to put her hand on a hip, but place the thumb forward on the front side of her hips, which turns her hand and naturally pops her shoulder, as shown in Figure 4.5.


FIGURE 4.5 Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF85mm f/1.2L USM lens, f/1.2, 1/1250 sec., Aperture-Priority mode at +1/3, ISO 100.

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