One photograph is capable of emitting so many different emotions, energies and looks, and this often has a lot to do with your pose. Posing can sometimes be a daunting thing for people who haven’t had a photoshoot before, that is why we have identified how to bring out your best in front of the camera:
Prepare And Practice
Prepping your poses at home, in front of the mirror, or just by taking selfies, are great ways to figure out what your best look is in front of the camera. Viewing yourself in different lights and from varying angles will also help you to work out what expressions suit you most. Experimenting at home will give you a better idea of what you need to do in order to look good on camera, although our photographers at GK London will be able to guide you throughout the process. It is worth remembering that celebrities each have their own signature pose that they use on the red carpet, which is the result of a lot of practising!
Before you actually get in front of the camera, it is crucial that you are in the right frame of mind, as any stress or bad moods can easily be detected in your expression, especially in photographs. The key to averting this, is to think positively and be relaxed – as this will breed confidence in you and result in more natural poses. Getting a good night’s sleep will definitely help your state of mind, and will ensure that you are feeling fresh for your session. At GK London, we make sure that you are at ease for your shoot, and can provide you with alcoholic drinks, which can definitely help take the edge off!
Wear The Right Clothes
Wearing the right clothing has a direct correlation to what type of pose you can do, and whether you can pull it off. Your clothing should correspond with the energy and mood you want to exhibit. For example – if you want to create a more lighthearted shoot, your clothing can be more colourful and adventurous, to match your fun personality. If you are having a joint shoot with a friend or a family member, it’s important for you both to be in sync in terms of outfits and for you both to be colour co-ordinated. Try to avoid wearing outfits with horizontal striping, as this can usually make you appear wider than in reality!
Keep It Simple
Subtlety is usually more effective than being over expressive in your photos, as you don’t want to come across as trying too hard or being contrived. Letting your natural emotions come to the fore is far more likely to result in more believable poses, and in turn, better quality pictures. You should also remember to stand straight while posing, but slightly to the side, as you don’t want it to look like an army conscription photo! Glancing to the side of the camera is also a very effective, natural pose, as it makes it seem that you are unaware of the camera’s presence. Always aim to follow the line of your nose, as you do not want to show too much white in your eyes.
There are a range of different tips that can help you position your limbs, your head and your neck in the best possible manner. The way you position your body has a huge impact on the efficacy of your pose, and can even make you appear slimmer in some cases. For instance, if you create a separation between your arms and your torso, not only will your arms appear thinner, you will also create the optical illusion of a slimmer physique. If you are a woman who is trying to achieve a more curvaceous look, pop your hip to the side, and move your knees inwards to create an ‘S’ shape, and you will see how fab your figure looks in your pictures.