Isle of Wight photo shoot – Ryde Photography – Portrait Posing Guide
- angle the body
- slightly bend arms
- tilt the head
- look away from the camera
- chin down and forwards
In part 2 we’ll run through why some poses work.
Kant taught us that the ability to find something beautiful is part of our nature. This is why sculpture and paintings devote themselves to the appreciation of the human body.
Below I’ve provided a few simple postures such as sitting, standing, walking or even dancing, that you can share with your photographer for great portrait results.
“The human form – the ideal of beauty.” Immanuel Kant
Tip #1 – Don’t face the camera
Turn your body slightly away from the photographer, turn your face to one side and then move your eyes to the camera.
This will elongate the body and create a more relaxed, pleasing stance.
The ideal of beauty – Immanuel Kant
Tip 3 – Look back towards the photographer
Watch out for tell-tale neck creases that might make the posture look awkward.
“Hey Mandy! Thank you sooo much for our lovely afternoon! I really enjoyed it and I’m glad you were my first photographer because you helped me a lot with everything! We did a great job and our photos are simply perfect! “
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I produce stylish portraits for the modern women that are neither cliched nor formulaic. The portraits in my portfolio are full of character and detail, captured during relaxed sessions that are ever-practical and fun – so they are easy on the purse strings and appreciated by couples or families too. For more advice on natural portrait sessions or to book a natural portrait by a London photographer, get in touch and I’ll be happy to help.