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How to pose in photos

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How to pose in photos: Much to your surprise, you have been invited to a gala dinner and, as you will likely be snapped photo, would you like some advice that can be useful for you to have a pleasant result in the shots. While it is true that part of the responsibility lies with the photographer who is about to take the picture, it is also true that the pose taken by the subject plays a rather important role.

Even if you are not a model or a professional model, you have no reason to fear: by following a few small tricks, you too will be able to assume the right pose when you need to face the lens. If you want, I can provide you with some useful advice on how to pose in photos: following them, I’m sure you will be able to get some shots that the photographer and especially you will be proud of.

So, are you ready to get started? Yup? Fantastic! Take all the time you need to concentrate on reading the next paragraphs and, more importantly, slavishly follow the “tips” I will give you. There is nothing left for me to do but wish you good reading and wish you a big good luck for everything!

How to prepare for posing in photos

Prepare to pose in photos it is of fundamental importance if you want to get good results. If you do not prepare yourself properly, in fact, it will not help to try to follow the instructions given in the rest of the guide. Understood?

Dress the right way

Dress the right way it’s important for at least two reasons: it affects your mood and helps improve your overall appearance.

If you know in advance that you will be taking photos of a certain event, don’t put on the first thing that happens and choose carefully what to wear, giving priority to clothes that are able to best enhance your lines. You don’t necessarily have to wear designer clothes or that are in step with the latest trends, but that in some way can enhance your body.

Do you want me to give you some practical examples that can help you understand this point better? If you have a very lean physique, wearing loose clothing will only accentuate your slenderness; better to wear tailored clothes and, possibly, that are colored. If, on the other hand, you have the opposite problem and, therefore, you have a few extra pounds, it would be better to wear looser clothes characterized by dark shades.

You may not believe it, but paying attention to these few simple steps can make the difference between a good photo and a bad one. Oh, I almost forgot: when dressing in the right way, also consider the possibility of wearing some accessories suitable for the occasion: a scarf, a foulard, a bracelet, a watch, a pair of glasses and so on. It can give that extra touch, which doesn’t hurt at all!

Take care of your appearance

Smile in the photos

Dressing in the right way is important, but given that “the dress does not make the priest“, this is not enough to look beautiful in photos. Also take care of your appearance has its importance. What do I mean by this? Simple: being clean and tidy has an important effect on your appearance and on the opinion that others have of us, which is why you have to pay close attention to this (this applies in general, not just for photos!) .

By taking care of your hygiene, the skin becomes brighter, the hair acquires more volume and softness and even the smile becomes brighter. I believe that there is no need to give you specific advice on what you need to do to take care of your personal hygiene.

In taking care of your appearance, however, also pay attention to your hairstyle: if possible, go to a professional hairdresser and ask him for advice on how to bring out the features of your face and your body in general, perhaps adopting a new cut and / or by changing the color of your hair.

More importantly, pay attention to the health of your teeth. If you want to show a beautiful smile, brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste at least a couple of times a day (especially after eating) and make good use of dental floss, which has the task of removing food residues that may have nestled in the interdental space.

How to pose well in photos

Once you are properly prepared (or prepared), you can actually strike a pose for the shot. Allow me, therefore, to give you some merely practical advice on how to pose well in photos. I am sure that, thanks to these “tips”, the photos that will be taken of you will have a more pleasant aspect.

Smile the right way

Smile the right way

Smile the right way can give the shot greater vitality, which will positively affect the subject portrayed, in this case you. What do you need to do to smile correctly? You must try to be as natural as possible: this will relax the facial muscles and help to enhance the features of your face.

To smile naturally, try not to clench your mouth, as this would make the expression seem unnatural, not to say “fake”. Maybe try to slightly uncover the upper dental arch and, to a lesser extent, the lower one as well. By doing this, your expression will take on greater brightness: seeing is believing!

The smile, to be perfect, should involve not only the mouth but also the eyes: squeeze them a little, being careful not to close them too much, and you will see that even your gaze will be able to transmit hilarity and positivity, impressing all this in the photo.

Further practical tips on how to smile in photos are contained in the guide I just linked to you: why don’t you take a look at them? I’m sure this reading will also be of great help to you.

Choose the best pose

Choose the right pose

Choose the best pose it is the most delicate phase of all those I have indicated to you. By choosing an unnatural pose, in fact, you will nullify all the efforts made up to this moment to be able to look beautiful in photos.

If the person taking your photos is a professional photographer, I recommend that you follow the instructions he will give you on the spot: no one better than him will be able to show you how to position yourself in front of the lens. If, on the other hand, it is you who has to decide the posture to assume, perhaps because a simple acquaintance takes the photos, try to pay attention to the following aspects.

Try to bend your arms and hands a little (perhaps towards your hips or knees, depending on your position) and flex your legs forward. If possible, also slightly rotate the torso and head, to avoid being right in front of the lens: this will give you greater spontaneity and will create very pleasant plays of light and shadows.

In any case, avoid artificially “building” the pose you want to assume: try to reach it in a natural way, perhaps by moving your body until it relaxes completely. Since you will most likely be taking several photos, you can experiment with various poses and then choose the best shot.

Other useful tips for posing well in photos

Photograph yourself

We conclude this guide with other useful tips to pose well in photos: these are “tips” in some ways less important than those I have already given you in the previous lines, but following them will certainly help to improve your appearance in the photos. Seeing is believing!

  • Tilt your head forward – Doing so can help slim the face, avoiding highlighting defects due to excess weight, such as the annoying double chin. The same effect can be obtained by lifting the camera a little, so as to frame it from top to bottom: keep this in mind the next time you take a selfie. Understood?
  • Pay attention to the lights – try to find a time of day when the sunlight does not reach perpendicularly on the face and the rest of the body (the ideal would be to have photos taken at sunrise or sunset) or, if you are taking photos at inside, try to find a spot where there is a light source that is not too direct. In this way, blemishes such as dark circles, wrinkles and bags will be less likely to be highlighted.
  • Look for a background that you value – do not underestimate the background of your photo and try to choose one that enhances you. Avoid like the plague backgrounds that are too cluttered and bright and, if possible, ask the photographer who is shooting you to use the bokeh technique to bring out you, who are the subject of the photo.
  • Relax – they’re just taking pictures of you, they’re not shooting you! The effects that nervousness would cause on you and on the final rendering of the photo cannot be removed with photo editing (at least not all), risking irreparably ruining the shot. Try to calm down and you will see that everything will be for the best!