Five Easy Photography Poses
Ideas And Tips For Posing Your Subject
I want to share with you five simple photography poses to perk up your
shots. Creating a beautiful portrait is about more than just snapping
shutter or even getting the correct exposure and composition.
In order to create a pleasing portrait
or any other picture with a
person involved, you need to be adept at posing
your subjects so they look
You particularly want
to pose them effectively to minimize flaws, whether real or perceived
by the person, and to bring out their best features. There are dozens
of great photography poses, but the best ones appear
natural and relaxed.
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Five Fast And Easy Photography Poses
Posing Casually With Hands In Pockets
Hands in pockets, with fingers in and thumbs out or thumbs in and
fingers out. This pose is best done with the subject in a standing
position and is a nice casual pose.
It works well for guys and girls of all ages and gives awkward subjects
something to do with their hands when they don't know what to do.
Have the subject put his or her weight on one foot and bend the other
leg just slightly for the best appearance. Just be sure the subject
doesn't cram his or her entire hand down into the pocket, as that looks
Steve says, "The image was
taken in my London studio in the
mid 70's. I was working in London as a freelance photographer and while
most of my work came from the music and entertainment industry, I did
some work for model agencies. This was taken using a Nikon F2 camera on
Ilford B&W film. The image you see is from a scanned print".
This pose works particularly well for women, and if they happen to be a
bit overweight, it's even better because it shows separation between
the torso and arms, making the person appear more slender.
Again, have the subject stand with her weight on one foot and bend the
other leg slightly at the knee. It works even more effectively to shave
a few pounds off the model's appearance if you shoot the photo from
slightly higher than floor level such as when standing on a short
Laying On The Floor On Your Tummy
A laying-on-the tummy photography pose is another great way to make
someone who is a bit overweight seem a bit slimmer because the tummy
itself is never seen at all.
This works particularly well for women, girls, and children. It can
also work effectively for a man with a wife and small children if you
pose him like this as the center of the composition and then pile the
wife and kids around him for a casual family portrait.
For an individual woman, girl, or child, this pose usually involves
having the subject bring their legs up behind them and cross them at
the mid calf area. Then the photo can be shot from either a normal
camera height or it can be shot from down low at about the subject's
head height near the floor.
Sitting Backwards On A Chair
A great pose for young guys and girls is to seat them on a chair
backwards so they are straddling the chair and leaning forward onto the
chair back with arms folded.
They can rest their arms on the chair back comfortably and it's a great
looking pose. Just be sure the subject keeps a straight back so they
don't looked hunched over.
This is a great pose to use with guys, girls, men, women and even
younger boys and girls.
Although, it is masculine and casual, and it's a natural position for
most guys, it can also be used for girls.
Seat the subject on a chair with legs spread and simply have the
subject lean forward and put his or her elbows on their knees, lightly
clasping their hands together. Be sure the subject keeps a relatively
straight back, as a rounded back can look hunched in this pose, too.
Then, get down close to the subject's head or chest level to take this
shot. You could try looking at Brain Morrison's poses from http://www.brianmorrison.co.uk
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