Whether it be your wedding day or you are coming in to a boudoir shoot, I know that posing is a daunting thought. After all, you want to look your best in front of the camera and although you wish the camera could capture you just the way you are in reality it needs your help to create the perfect visual. The hard part is these are not things that we generally do as habit or a daily basis, therefore we don’t know what to do when we get in front of the lens. So here are some simple beginning posing tips that you can practice before your shoot to maximize your time.
1. Create Separation between Limbs.
Keep your joints loose and don’t push your limbs towards your body. Loose joints and bent elbows create thinner waistlines and when arms are mushed up against your body your skin tends to spread out and make them look bigger and lengthens your body mass.
2. Elongate your neck.
Tara Banks calls this the turtle. Basically it’s pushing your chin and ears forward. This feels weird, but gets rid of that dreaded double chin and contours your face and neck.
3. Pop your hip.
Create an S shape with your body. Do this by popping your hip and putting weight on one foot. Even if you are petite, you need to do this to create curves and angles.
4. Cross your legs.
Another way of creating curves with your body, but mostly this is about bending the knees to create visual lines. No straight joints!
5. Arch your back.
Push your butt out and arch your back! If you are facing toward the camera push your butt away to create flat tummies. If your butt is facing the camera, push your butt towards it for awesome booty shots, but most importantly arch, arch arch. This gives your boobies and your butt a lift.