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    A site to practice poses

    Someone linked an awesome site with a chrono and tons of photos but I can't recall who and where, it wasn't posemaniacs, was more or less the same anyway, but with photos.

    I'm not really in to finding that particular website, any resource of similar quality is really welcome.
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    Was it quickposes (the one on the bar up top)? http://www.quickposes.com/ There used to be a few of them but I think they might be defunct now.

    Edit: Looks like these two are still around: http://www.posespace.com/ http://artists.pixelovely.com/practi...igure-drawing/
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    Not sure if I feel familiar with the interfaces, but anyway that will suffice (it doesn't matter if it's the same site, really) thanks a lot @dierat.
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    I wish there was some site like that for portraits. With a reasonable amount of different models and, above all, good, simple lighting/shadows. It's such a pain to find good refs for portraiture, all photographers in the world seem intent on eliminating all kinds of shadows on the models' faces by using as many strobes from as many directions as possible :/
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    @Benedikt, well, a bit off topic, but it's an interesting subject I've been silent about by some time, taste in photos is mostly terrible these days, if I wanted to do nudes, I was forced to do softcore, until I found better references. People into comic and CA, specially teachers, seems to care less about portraits than anatomy or dynamics (maybe I'm wrong) so, we have less demand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    I wish there was some site like that for portraits. With a reasonable amount of different models and, above all, good, simple lighting/shadows. It's such a pain to find good refs for portraiture, all photographers in the world seem intent on eliminating all kinds of shadows on the models' faces by using as many strobes from as many directions as possible :/
    Study the real thing or, at least, shoot your own models. I can imagine people are reluctant to ask friends and family to do nude poses, but getting models for portraits should be easy...
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    The best site for such practice is in front of a mirror, or in a figure drawing class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eezacque@xs4all.nl View Post
    Study the real thing or, at least, shoot your own models. I can imagine people are reluctant to ask friends and family to do nude poses, but getting models for portraits should be easy...
    Yeah, that goes without saying. I don't like asking people to sit for portait paintings from life since I usually take longer than 4 hours, but I often shoot refs myself. With a single strobe, nice shadows, nice form. I just meant it'd be nice for convenience to have a large repository of well lit portrait shots as well. There is so much "stock" photography out there, it's just such a waste that 99% of it is badly lit. That's all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    There is so much "stock" photography out there, it's just such a waste that 99% of it is badly lit. That's all.
    In my opinion, the requirements for model/celeb/glamour/portrait photography are different from the needs of the aspiring art student: relatively simple light from a single source, supported by a fill light, so that the 3d forms of the model are emphasised and can be easily understood. Model photography is a lot more about reducing shadows, showing beautiful skin...
    Grinnikend door het leven...
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    True. I mean dA-Artsy-stock photography though, photographers who produce stuff mainly for your typical dA-photo-manip and that sort of thing. Some specifically want to produce references for artists and still go all crazy with the strobes :/
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    No one ever mentions Croquis Cafe for online gesture drawing; I really like it, because it provides full sessions with one model. =)
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    well, a few places I didn't even know about! Thanks!
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    Thanks to everyone who brought these sites to my attention. I was in desperate need of resources like these for my own work/study. I'm having a good time with these.
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