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Why fold your hands, and center them, in portraits?

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What's this pose called? Let's not call it crossing your palms!

Anyways, in portraits, the subject usually never shows hands. Then why clinch your hands, then center them in the center of the portrait? What do the clasped hands betoken?

Top — Zenith. Middle — Natalie. Bottom — Wilson.

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Why? Probably because the photographer told the subjects to do that. Personally, I don't think it looks that great. The bottom picture seems better to me than the others in that regard, but I can't really say why.

In any case, you'd have to ask the photographer why he thinks this pose looks better. Artistic value is very much in the eye of the beholder.

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