Thursday, July 11, 2013

How to

How to Pose for Photographs

 Today I’m going to share with you some tips from both my experiences with professional photographers and my own DIY efforts and my "internet resources" :-)

1. Gaps are Key in how wide you appear.
Create gaps or hold tight to look narrower in photos.
If you stand in front on to the camera, arms by your side, legs together you tend to look widest.  If you want to appear narrower from the front create some gaps by moving crossing your thighs over each other and putting your hands on your hips. If you wish your upper arm looks smaller than your body hold them away from your bod.

2. Angle yourself to the camera
Rather than standing straight on, angle yourself to the camera .  Angle your body and your feet away from the camera rather than straight on.

3. Face Touching Tip
If you plan on touching your face, such as leaning on one hand, or framing your face with your hands, the trick is to barely touch your face.  Don’t actually lean your face onto your hand or you will distort your face, instead pretend to, just have the lightest contact so that you don’t move your facial skin.

Check the posing guides below to give you a better idea rather than reading. Let the photo guide do the talking ;-)

(PS: The pose guide is for photographers but who cares as long as we are getting the poses right) ..Enjoy!
                                                                       Standing Pose

Sitting Pose

High Angle


Low angle