How to pose people for the camera. Aka, how to make you and your friends look good on photos.
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How to pose people who are not models. Heya! Today we’re diving into portrait photography – I want to share with you my tips for posing people who are not models. It takes a little practice but with just those 7 tips pros use to look perfect, you will crush it at taking photos of people.
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First of all, let’s remember when you take photos of people your goal is to capture their best self. Which means you need to bring out – some people are natural at posing for photos – most of us are not at all! So here are the tips:
#1 – Whatever is closest to your camera is biggest – it’s even more accentuated with a wide angle lens. So make sure you don’t put the wrong body part first. Use it to make people look good. (ex. bigger body parts further from the camera)
#2 – For women you most likely want to bring out their S curve – looks very feminine and slims people 🙂 To do so simply tell women to put their weight on their back leg (in ref to the camera). This simple trick changes everything.
#3 – For posing men: ask them to get busy with their hands. Hands in pocket, jacket, chin etc… looks better than with arms hanging on the side.
#4 – Stand tall – imagine you’re being held by a string from the crown of your head. Will make you look stronger, more confident & taller on photos.
#5 – Chin forward and down to get rid of the double chin / too much skin )
#6 – Get people moving – ask for people to move in your shots to create dynamism and a more lifestyle-ish natural look. Also helps people who are not comfortable in front of the camera.
#7 – Have fun – seriously – have fun with the people you shoot – your shots will bring out people’s personality.
Hope you enjoyed those 7 tips to pose people on camera! See you in the next video!
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