Posing Tips for Great Photos
Although the photographer will direct and pose you it is a good idea to have some tips in hand to assure the best photos are taken.
1- Rule one, the mirror is your BFF. Stand there, perfect your poses and learn how your body shapes.
The mirror is a perfect tool to show you what the camera can see – try to imagine it behind your photographers head when shooting and always consider what can be seen from that angle. For example, if your foot is closest to the lens, it is worth remembering that your foot is going to the largest thing in the picture
2- Keep your hands loose and fluid. The term ‘ballet hands’ is often thrown around…
Don’t clump your fingers together and avoid showing the back of your hand.
3-. How to avoid the double chin-Most of us, when a camera comes near us, in a defensive move, pull our head backwards and chin in toward our chest, which of course doubles our double chins. Remember to push your chin out a little when having your photo taken to stretch your neck and eliminate extra chinage. Go one step further by popping your jaw towards camera if you want a strong line created by the shadow.
4- Create separation between your limbs from your body. Not only does it prevent the arm/leg from being squashed against you spreading out any fat, it is also an optical illusion for a slimmer appearance in terms of overall width.
5- Don’t forget too to stretch and elongate your body too rather than slouching, this will make you appear longer and leaner. Stand in front of the mirror and look at yourself…stand normally, then roll your shoulders back allowing your face to come forward…notice the difference in the width of your neck? An instant slimming trick
6. 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.
7- Which is your best side? Very few of us are symmetrical in our features (I believe that Christy Turlington is about as symmetrical as people get) so most of us look better when photographed with our face angled toward the camera rather than straight on as we don’t notice asymmetry then. But which side is your best side, and do you angle that side toward the camera?
Whatever is closest to the camera looks bigger? Well this comes into play when deciding which side to put toward the camera, particularly if one of your eyes is more open or bigger than the other. If you put your larger eye toward the camera, the smaller eye will look even smaller, so in fact if you want to look more symmetrical, you angle your smaller side to the camera as this will make it look larger.
8-Photo kit- outdoor shoes, nude/black underwear, face wipes, moisturiser/oil for your legs, a straw for drinks (as not to ruin your lipstick, spare stockings .and also hairspray, a top up lipstick, hair grips, brush and eyelash glue.