Posing Pouch-Chin Up and Wind Your Neck in - Par t 3 - part 3 of 1 2 3 4 5

by Andy Cubin Published 01/10/2012


To get to potential solutions, let's have a further look at turning the neck and really force the problem. This will lead us to some answers onto which we can build some photographic technique.

In the above sequence we can only see the compressed area and notice how the creases in the neck grow, the more the head is turned in relation to the shoulders.

This happens in everyone's neck, no matter what body shape they are, but there are a number of ways to solve this problem, including editing out, hiding under her hair or changing the shooting viewpoint.


Nodding results in slightly different issues but maybe there is a pattern beginning to emerge.

Tilting the head back stretches and exposes more of the neck and nodding forward compresses and hides it: Quite nice in the stretched area - not so nice in the compressed area.

A large neck will bulge outwards when a head is nodded forward and this might be seen as unattractive until we decide that by posing we are trying to convey a mood within an image - more about this later.

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