A Few Posing Tips for New Models

Adult female model in stdio ice cave

 

It amazes me that so many models do not do this already,
what amazes me more is that photographers don’t correct them.

(1)    ..Every joint should be broke.  This is not a diehard must, but a great rule of thumb to follow. 
Elbow, wrist, knees, neck, waist – nothing should be straight – a small break in the joints will look SOOOO much better.

(2)    ..You hardly ever shoot straight on at the camera.  Again, always exceptions, but 90% of the time you want your body slightly angled to the camera.

(3)    ..DO NOT Hyper-extend!!!  I really can’t recall one good photo where the model had her arms hyper-extended and locked.  It just ain’t pretty…

(4)    ..Please, oh please, do NOT raise your shoulders!  Put a chair in front of a mirror, turn sideways and lean on the chair with one arm.  If you see your eyes, your nose, and then your shoulder – trust me, it looks HORRIBLE!  Keep your shoulders down.  No one wants to see your head sunk down between to lumps.  I don’t care how sexy you think your shoulders are – it isn’t a good pose.

(5)    ..Pointed toes makes legs look longer.  Don’t curl your toes around a rock – you are not a squirrel or a monkey, don’t cling.  Always try and point your feet if you are not standing on them. And yes – there are more

 

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