Most of us are not fashion models with the knowledge of how to pose properly for photographs. Fortunately, there are things that each person can do to pose naturally, leading to a fantastic photograph. Choosing the best pose depends on whether this is a group or individual photograph. A formal or candid photograph session also requires selecting the most appropriate pose. Take time to determine the clothing styles and colors that are the most flattering on you to look great in photographs.Tip One: Hands and ArmsHaving naturally posed arms and hands makes a huge improvement in the way someone looks in a photograph. Brides often hold a bouquet of flowers to achieve a natural pose without stiff arms and hands. However, if there is nothing for you to hold, then pose with relaxed arms with slightly bent elbows away from the body or place the hands on either side of your body above the corresponding hip.Tip Two: Whole-BodyMany people are afraid of whole-body photographs because it tends to make someone look overweight. The trick is to turn your body at an angle to the camera with a shoulder toward the camera while standing so that the toe of the other foot is pointing toward the photographer holding the camera. By slightly turning at the waist in this pose, you will look slimmer while still getting a full-length photograph.
Tip Three: Sitting Poses
There are special ways to look better in a sitting pose too, including keeping your back ramrod straight while tightening the abdominal muscles to look thinner. At the same time, slightly drop your head forward to eliminate shadows along with the appearance of a double chin. Leaning forward slightly or sitting on the edge of a chair gives an illusion of thinness while eliminating bad lighting in waist up photographs.
How to Practice for Photographs
For special events such as weddings, graduation ceremonies or parties, understanding the perfect natural pose can lead to a beautiful photograph that looks fantastic many years later. Practicing to look great in a photograph is easy at home by looking in a mirror. Learn the smile you like best by practicing a variety of facial expressions while looking in the mirror or having a friend take digital photographs. For an even better appearance in photographs, make sure your hair and skin looks great.