Posing Basics – The Naked Shoulder & Full Back

Continuing in our series on posing is The Naked Shoulder. In this pose the subject’s face is turned towards a naked shoulder with the face in either full frontal or 2/3 view. Of course the shoulder doesn’t always have to be bare but who doesn’t like to see more skin on a beautiful model? This pose works really well with all kinds of women, its easy to do, always helps to make a woman look great, so its no wonder it is so popular.

Here are some examples of the named shoulder:

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The Naked Back is a variation of The Naked Shoulded but the subject’s back is more prominent and lit along with the side of the face that is aligned with the back.

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Again, please be sure and share any examples you have of this pose in the comments or in the forum thread.



Kerry Garrison lives in Castle Rock, Colorado with his wife and two dogs. With 10 years of experience shooting products and 5 years of experience in the wedding industry, Kerry brings a good deal of technical know-how and can explain topics in easy-to-understand terms.

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  1. jaicatalano says:

    I think this is a good example. Although there is a tattoo that highlights the piece it falls in line with the naked shoulder aspect.

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