How to pose hands without making people feel stupid :: Part 2
# 4 Hair pull
This is nice and easy. Your friend needs to carefully tease out a tendril slowly. No corny jokes are required for this movement as a wistful gaze, out of frame, is best here. Angling the head to one side is important as it will ensure a different energy to the final image. Explore either way to see what looks best. A little-known tip is to also raise or lower the shoulders on a diagonal. Try it, it makes all the difference.
# 5 Shoulder
- shoulder down to elongate the neck
- shoulder towards the chin for a powerful look
- shoulders rounded to pop the collar bones
- shoulders back to arch the neckline
# 6 Earring
A simple one to make your friend relax at the start of the shoot. This is important. People lead busy lives. They haven’t spent time with their family. Or are feeling guilty for not going to the gym. There are errands to run and housework to finish. Make life simple and start with a natural movement. Share the fabulous image with your friend and let them feed off your enthusiasm.
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