Modeling Posing Tips

Here are a few posing tips that might be of help on your next photo shoot.

It’s easy to just stand around and look pretty. Anyone can do that. But it’s hard to find someone that can get in front of a camera and really get that perfect picture. Most professional photographers can help guide you in the right direction but its up to you to make that perfect picture happen. It’s important not to look like a deer in the headlights when the photographer points at the camera and says GO. KEEP MOVING Slightly change your pose by moving your shoulders, angling your face differently, repositioning your arms, legs, etc. It helps to think of modeling as a sort of dance. Keep moving, keep flowing and don’t get stuck in the same position for more than three seconds and even that might be a little too much.

Modeling is all about positioning your body in flattering angles and different  shapes, so it’s important to have good posture to begin with. Avoid having your arm hanging flat against your side. For example, if you have one arm bent, keep the other one long and straight. Rest most of your weight on one foot or the other instead of evenly on both feet both of theses tips  will make the pose look less artificial.

If you are taking pictures that involve sitting or reclining, roll one hip up slightly from the resting surface so that most of your weight is on the back of one thigh or the other instead of evenly on both thighs. This gives a slight slimming effect and makes the pose look less artificial.

Looking through diffident magazines also helps a lot. Do your homework before the photo shoot it helps you with inspiration and shows you what looks good and what doesn’t. There are also a few videos that you can watch and they are easily found on the internet.

KEEP YOUR CHIN UP to avoid chin wrinkles or double chins and don’t forget to breathe, and relax. Do not hold your breath for a modeling pose; always remember to breathe and appear at ease. This might be hard at first because you are at in uncomfortable environment and are under a lot of pressure to get the right shot.

And the most important thing is to have fun whit it, remember if you are not having fun the pictures will be able to show that and it will even make it harder on the photographer to get the shot that both of you want.


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