iPose U - Photo Posing Guide
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iPose U - Featured by Apple in the New & Noteworthy section of iTunes in December 2009!
You love to take pictures. Every holiday and birthday finds you with your camera in hand, lining up the family for the same old group shot you take every year. Yeah, boring but how on earth can you take a family photography any other way?
Those photos that your friend had taken by a professional photographer are awesome. You'd love to get your engagement pics taken by a pro but you really can't afford it right now. Still, the occasion is a memorable on and you don't want the same old thing everyone has for their engagement announcements. You want outstandingly special and perfect. You know someone who takes great pictures but you want more exciting poses and don't know where to find new ideas.
Both of these photographic dilemmas can be solved for less than the price of one roll of film developing. With iPose U, the two photographers above would have their answers with just a few taps to their iPhone.
The iPose U app is a creative pose library and resource for professionals and amateurs alike. Loaded with more than 1100 categorized pose and angle samples, users will never again struggle to find the perfect subject set up for a shot. The portraits on iPose U are a mix of traditional, contemporary and creative. In other words, there is something for every photographer in this app.
This app is a result of some pretty impressive, expert experience. iPose U was developed by a well-established, professional photographer who specializes in family photography, wedding photography, and shoots of countless baby and child models who are seen on TV, as well as in many ads and commercials. If anyone knows a good pose, it's this developer.
So aside from great poses and a lot of creative stimulation, what can you gain from this app? Plenty, regardless of your status as a photographer right now:
* Professional looking, less conspicuous angle/pose reference on shoots - so you can leave the old-school, unprofessional thumbnail sheets at home
* Ideas for both posed and candid shots
* Ideas for various angles
* Your favorites, so this is not forgotten in the pressure and time constraints of the shoot
* Quick reference on how to group/pose people and what type of shots/angles to get when the photographer is drawing a blank
* Great ideas for wardrobe suggestions
All of the images in iPose U are sorted into 8 different categories for easy retrieval:
Babies, Children, Siblings, Family, Relationships, Maternity, Couples & Adults
Find what you're looking for quickly and easily ahead of time.
Your next photographs can have some extra sparkle and life just by purchasing iPose U.
What's New in Version 1.1
added new photos
This isn't quite ready yet - good idea with fatal flaws.
There are a couple of fatal flaws that make this app fairly useless right now. First, the thumbnail screen does not have side-to-side scrolling. Instead you have to touch a small arrow at either side of the screen to change pages. This is non-intuitive for iphone users (was this designed for another phone and ported over?) and slows the process down a great deal making it clumsy and inefficient. Second, the thumbnails are far too small. There is a great deal of wasted black space on the thumbnail pages that could have been used to make the thumbnails large enough to actually see. These two flaws make the app far to difficult to use in a photography setting. Finally, there is very little to this app but pictures. No tips or context or anything except example poses that I saw in the app. Fix those problems and this could be an excellent resource for photographers looking for a little extra spice or diversity in their posing. As it is now, I cannot recommend this app.
I think it's great!
I have been a portrait photographer for 3 years, and sometimes it feels like the same ol' same ol'. I think this is a great app for different ideas as well as subtle changes to poses I already do. I like looking at the different background ideas as well. Verbal pose techniques would be nice, although I knew they weren't included with this app when I bought it. And yes, you can browse ideas on the Internet, but why go through the trouble when you can have so many easily accessible ideas with the click of one button? I enjoy looking and studying the poses when I have a few minutes to spare, such as waiting at a doctor appnt or waiting for a client to show up at a location for a shoot, which you can't easily do with a laptop.
Anyone who gave this app a low review due to lack of creativity, should hang up their cameras now and make room for us real photographers. The creativity is supposed to come from the person BEHIND THE CAMERA. Not some little gadget in your vest pocket. this is a tool no different than a filter or a gobo. it's a suggestion guide which is exactly what it says it is. Want something different, then use one of the poses as a start and LOOK WITHIN YOURSELF FOR THE CREATIVITY!!! God it's no wonder so many of us struggle to survive while posers undercut pricing and destroy reputations of real photographers everywhere. I bet some of you expect to be able to push a button and have photoshop add swirls, adjust compensation, fix your white balance, remove dust, and wipe your rears too huh???
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- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: Oct 31, 2009
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 60.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Michele Ehlers
- © 2009 iPose U
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (2nd generation), iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation).