Always have one foot in front of the competition
There is no truth in if you are naturally beautiful you will take a good photo, everyone is different and different looks come across in different ways on camera. Posing and learning techniques are imperative to taking a good photo, to reach perfection takes dedication and hard work. Practice really does make perfect! All models rely on posing to make the ultimate photo, so if you are serious about becoming the best read the below tips!
- Concentrating on your job at hand and the shot is very important but remember to know relay this in your body language or facial expressions, this will be picked up on camera and can come across tense or false. A good photo is a natural one. Holding your breath for poses is a big NO, NO! you will appear uneasy and look very odd UR models London can advise more on this
- Posture is everything- Keep your back straight, head up, tummy in and shoulders up. Slouching affects the end result and can make a model look awkward or distort a body part, which will make photo look weird. By having good posture you can change your size or shape speak to UR models London for a free model posing guide
- Symmetry- This old technique is officially out within the world of modelling. Creating angles and asymmetrical poses gives a photo more life, always be aware of what your body and different parts are doing.
- The Camera- Ok so the camera is obviously your goal but never look directly at it, it doesn’t look natural. Do different poses to create different end results, be creative and see what works for you and the client. You head and neck should remain in place but use your eyes to create a different look, look away from the camera. Also facial expressions that are natural to you make for a better photo.
- Sitting down- When sitting down for any shoot don’t see this as a break and slack off, in fact this position requires a lot more work. It’s important to put your weight in right place ie on the back of one thigh, rather distributing equally, this creates a slimming effect and stops certain areas coming across huge!
- Teeth- Show them off and make sure they are clean and white but don’t always show them or over use them. If you smile in each pose it shows lack of model ability and versatility and that’s a big negative for clients. Try different expressions like a frown, cute grin, a laugh, scowl and a pout. You facial expressions can make or break a pose, so work on them and practice!
- Research your industry and any job plus practicing is a must! Work hard and you will soon see the rewards! or call UR models london for free advice on modelling