We will break it down to you gently, you’re not a rare photogenic beauty or have skilled photographers as friends and you most likely look horrible in pictures. So, does that mean you’re ugly? Well, no, it’s just that you look half as attractive on photos as you do when looking in the mirror — unless you look like your passport photo in real-life… in that case you REALLY need a holiday…
The truth is, posing for a picture comes totally unnatural for a lot of people — resulting in moments of awkwardness and the photos to prove it. But don’t worry, we totally got you back! Below we’ve rounded up 20 of the best photography poses. Poses that will highlight your best features and hide even the most most obvious imperfections.
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Learn these poses and you’ll feel like a supermodel in no time, we pinky promise!
#1. This is simply a great angle which always make you look slimmer. You face the camera side-on, with your chin pushed down and your shoulders slightly raised.
#2. Placing your hands behind your back, whilst unusual, is nevertheless an interesting idea for a photo, which gives you an open, sincere look. The option is also there to lean against a wall.
#3. Sitting or leaning against something is also a great idea. This can work for photos taken both indoors and outside.
#4. This is another great pose for a full-length shot. It really brings out your femininity.
#5. This is a great, comfortable pose which can be used when taking photos at home, in a studio, and in many other locations.
#6. This is a superb choice for a shot when you’re sitting on the ground. In this position you can be photographed from many different positions.
#7. It’s believed that folded arms and legs create psychological barrier between people, and therefore is not recommended for photographs. However, it’s worth trying a shot where your arms are folded across the chest.
#8. However, you don’t always have to worry too much about where to put the arms. It’s perfectly OK to leave them in a relaxed position at one’s sides. The same goes for the legs, although remember that body weight should always be on one foot only.
#9. This interesting pose involves adopting a perspective from below. Your upper half should be raised slightly, whilst your head should be inclined downwards. The legs are bent at the knees and the feet are folded across each other.
#10. Often, the most straightforward poses turn out to be the best ones. Here, you should put your body weight all on one leg, bending your overall stance slightly so that your silhouette is ’s-shaped’.
#11. This pose is ideal for an artistic shot. There are a huge number of positions for the head, arms and legs which can be adopted.
#12. A nice sentimental pose. You should be kneeling, but not leaning too hard on your feet. And you should also be looking over your shoulder.
#13. A great pose for taking a full-length shot by a wall. Your back should be at the centre of the picture.
#14. If you have long hair, definitely try to take an ’action shot’ while you are moving. A good way to do this is to turn your head sharply.
#15. Here you lightly touch a vertical surface, such as a wall or a tree, with both hands. This is a great pose for taking a portrait shot.
#16. This pose is ideal for a full-length photo. Your hands should be placed either partly or fully in your pockets.
#17. Here’s another beautiful pose that brings out your femininity.
#18. The most important thing to get right with this pose is the position of the legs. For maximum effect, you should also wear high heels.
#19. This is a great pose for when you’re sitting on a sofa.
#20. Finally, we have this highly elegant pose. The model should be leaning forward slightly whilst sitting on the edge of the sofa, bed or bench.