Need inspiration for your next portrait photoshoot?
Even the best portrait photographers find their poses getting stale from time to time. The best way to keep things interesting is to try new things frequently. Here are some posing techniques that will help you to get your subjects ready for lights, camera, action!
1. Leaning on Wall
The lean is a standard photography pose – it provides a rebellious, hip look that is especially handy for fashion work.
2. Arms Up
The arms work nicely as a framing device to place the focus on model face. When brought up and positioned around the head, it creates the effect of leading lines, making sure that the focus is brought straight to the model.
3. Bottom Up
This angle creates the most bossy type of language.
4. Elbow on Knee
Elbow on knee is a great pose that creates a sense of intimacy. By leaning in, it’s like you’re confiding in the onlooker.
5. Crossed Legs
If you’re looking for sitting poses with a casual feel, you should include this one in your shot list.
6. Lean Forward
When taking an upper body portrait a simple way to make your subject more engaging and friendly is to have them lean in towards your camera a little.
7. Lean Back with Legs Crossed
This is one of the classic poses because having something to lean on, will help model to relax in terms of body language. People feel much more comfortable when they have something to do with their body.
8. Look Over Shoulder
Looking over your shoulder is a great headshot pose for women, which may be more dynamic than just the classic standing pose.
Kicking adds action and movement to your photo, and in the process, you can come out with some natural and candid moments that look great in photos.
Photos of people smiling naturally are powerful. Besides allowing you to take stunning photographs, making model laugh during the shoot can create memorable moments they can cherish forever.