How to pose in a photo shoot.
Like any profession, it can take years to build up the right knowledge for your industry. Modelling is not different, there are many things you could practice before your photo shoot. Here Kube Studios guide to how to pose correctly at photo shoots.
- Use a mirror. Learn how your body looks and moves. The mirror is a perfect tool to give you an idea of what the camera can see.
- Use separation between your limbs from your body. This helps to prevent your arms and legs from being squashed against you and making you look awkward. This can also give an illusion of a slimmer figure.
- Lighting. Use lighting to your advantage. For example, if you raise an arm to the light, it could be a whole lot brighter in camera than your face this is because it’s the object closest to the source of light. This will also cast a shadow across you, which will not be flattering. To counteract this you can use your other arm or move your arm a backwards slightly, so it is away from the direct beam of light. Learning how the light will fall is very helpful when you are trying to get a perfect pose.
- Eyes. sometimes if you not careful your eyes can look un- focused. To try and avoid this follow the line of your nose so it keeps your sight straight, this will also prevent too much of the white of the eye showing.
- Elongate your neck. This can simulate height and poise. This can be hard to remember because it feels unnatural. Try standing in front of the mirror and stand how you would normally. Then try rolling your shoulders back allowing your face to come forward. This should make a difference in the width of your neck. You can also try popping your jaw towards the camera this creates a strong line as your will have created a shadow
- Smaller waist. You can create an slimmer appearance by positioning yourself to the camera, then you can create the waist you want seen with positioning of your hands on the hips
- Hands. It is important to keep your hands loose, try not to clump your fingers together and try to not show as much of the back of your hand. This is because the sides of your hands are smaller and dainty so they look better in photos.
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