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  • Writer's pictureMadhu Niranjan

Best Poses For Getting Good Pictures

Posing for the camera can be a fun thing. But this task can easily become daunting if you don't know how to make good poses in front of the camera. Knowing how to pose well in front of the camera, especially if you are not trained well enough, is not as easy as it may sound.

If you are reading this blog then you are certainly one of those people who feel awkward when somebody asks you to pose in your new outfit, only to dislike every next picture they click.

Trust The Photographer

Now when someone comes to take your picture you have to trust that person that he or she will take a good picture of you. Many of the photographers tell their subjects how to pose.

This is because they can see in their camera if your picture is flattering or not. A photographer knows their way through the different settings of the camera lens which can make this task a lot easier

Take Charge Of Yourself

While some things are unavoidable like sunlight or composition, there is something that is still in your hands and that is how you pose. Therefore we bring you the 7 best poses for getting good pictures and slay the look.

Shift your weight

When you are standing in front of a camera, shift your weight on one of your feet. If your body falls equally in both of your feet you may look less appealing to the camera but as soon as you lift one of your feet the angle gives a nice S curve to your body. This subtle difference can bring out a lot of change in your overall photograph.

Lean slightly forward from the waist-

Now, this is a very interesting technique. Most of the time when somebody asks us to pose we stand straight which can make us look bland. Leaning back away from the camera can make you very unflattering.

This angle could also make you look on the heavier side and if you are someone who is affected by their weight this is not the pose for you. Therefore you shall lean slightly forward from the waist. That will make you look thinner and more attractive.

Crossing arms-

Crossing arms is one of the most popular poses for any professional meeting or anywhere else. This pose shows strength and poise. However, this can go wrong many times.

A quick guide to a crossing arm pose tells us that you may never tilt your head backward or sideways when posing for this shot. Instead, you should be able to look straight into the camera with your head up and chin forward and down according to the pose.

Lean forward and cross your arms-

You can add a slight twist to this pose and get a nice headshot for the camera. All you have to do is lean forward from the waist and smile. This pose will give a strong and confident vibe.

Know your face angles-

We all have that one side that I better than the other. Now it may not be visible to the naked eye. But everything catches on the camera. Click your photograph from either side of your face and then observe. You will find a suitable angle that will give your features a more defined look. Therefore while repositioning yourself take care of the flattering angles of your face which can make or break a look.

Sit on the edge

While sitting on a chair, do not sit comfortably and lean back. This can make your pose very unflattering. Sit on the edge of the seat and get your back straight and comfortable. Even if you don't get a pose right, you may get a nice shot of your eyes and nose.

Try different angles or sides while sitting

You can try different angles or even cross your arms while sitting. Cross your arms and smile looking at the camera. This will help you focus on your best features and will result in a great picture.

Summing up

It's so amazing to see that some minute changes in your angles or sides can bring about a lot of change in your photoshoots. These were some of the best poses to make a photograph look good. While this is something that is not known by many people it's not daunting of a task and can be learned by some practice.

A good photographer will always help their muse in clicking good pictures. Therefore, if you are one of those people who have no idea about poses or angles then you may ask for his or her advice. Ask them if they feel the picture is looking good.

But one thing should always be kept in mind. And that a good photograph is not only about the camera and the muse. Various factors help in making a picture fantastic. For example light, composition, lens quality, and filters. If these factors are added to a perfect pose and a master photographer, then the outcome will certainly be fantastic.

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