How to Pose Like a Model: The Ultimate Guide for Flattering Photos

How to Pose Like a Model: The Ultimate Guide for Flattering Photos

October 24, 2018 2 Comments

Not everyone is a model, but there are ways to enhance your appearance to look and feel like one! 

1. Have photos taken slightly above eye level

(Do not MySpace it)

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2. Turtle it + posture

(it feels awkward, but stick out your neck!)

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3. Contropposto

(put all of your weight on one leg, and slightly pop a hip)

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4. Lift arms slightly

(helps to avoid those "bingo wings!")

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5. Become a teapot (Create negative space), Bend at the knees

(creative visual interest by varying where your arms and legs are in a pose)

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6. Pose for your attitude/gender

a. Pose/Stand at an angle (feminine/gentle)

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b. Pose/Stand facing the camera fully (masculine/power)

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7. Open your mouth

(don't catch flies, but part your lips)

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8. Vary your shoulders

(shrug much?)

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9. Follow your nose with your gaze

(Don't stare at the camera!)

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10. Dress to impress, and dress for success!

(wear flattering, solid colored clothes!)

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BONUS: RELAX and TRUST your photographer!

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Want to take it to the next level?

LEVEL UP!

11. Relax your hands like a balllerina

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12. If you're short, have the photographer take a photo from the ground to make you appear taller, and even more majestic.

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13. Bellybutton to hip bone!

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14. Look back at the camera

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15. Avoid Duck Face

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16. Don't fake smile :}

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There, now go pose, like a boss!

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2 Responses

Karoline Rose
Karoline Rose

October 31, 2018

I get my photo taken alot, so these are some very handy tips! I definitely am making note of quite a few of them.

Glady from Heart take the Wheel
Glady from Heart take the Wheel

October 31, 2018

Seriously, the gifs made this the best post ever hahahaha I share these tips all the time, but not nearly as awesome as this.

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