We get it, not all of our clients are natural-born models! If you’re nervous about your upcoming vacation photoshoot, don’t be! The best advice we can give you is to just act natural and let your Local Lens photographer do all of the hard work. For the most part, we encourage you not to focus on posing at all– it can appear rather forced and unnatural. However, there are some neat tips that will really help you to shine during your next vacation photoshoot. Check out more of our posing tips below.
Play with Props
One of the easiest ways to strike a natural pose during a photoshoot is to play with any props you have available. From balloons and signs to a chair or something else, a prop will distract you from the fact that you’re actually posing. No props? Are you wearing a long dress? It could even be as simple as playfully tossing the skirt of your dress around! Have a hat? Toss it in the air! If your vacation photoshoot happens to be on a beach, make use of the natural resources around you– from sand to seashells, anything can be made into a fun prop.
Let Loose Those Hands of Yours
One of the most common posing issues is where should I put my hands!? As soon as people are put in front of a camera, it’s as though they’ve never realized they had hands before. Hands become these unnatural appendages and it’s hard to know where to place them! The key here is to keep your hands loose– don’t ball them up and avoid showing the back of your hands. Keeping your hands fluid is even easier with the use of props (see above)!
When posing for a photo, most people naturally leave their arms flat against their sides. This is a no-go when it comes to photography! Leaving your arm flat against your torso like that can make it appear larger and awkward. The best remedy is to lift your arm– even just an inch or two will work wonders! Another great pose is to put your hand on your hip so that your arm will naturally sit away from your body, accentuating your waist.
Keep Your Shoulders Turned
This is one of the easiest poses to implement during your next vacation photoshoot. Pro tip: You will look bigger if you stare at the camera head-on. To avoid that, simply turn your shoulder– you’ll look slimmer and it’ll make for an all around better photo.
And just like that you’re a model! Posing doesn’t have to be a stress-factor when planning your vacation photoshoot. Have fun with it and let the folks at Local Lens do the rest! We can’t wait to join you on vacation!