Posing for photos is not as easy as it looks. And anyone who has ever watched America’s Next Top Model knows this. In fact this was one of the reasons that Tyra Banks started the show—she wanted to show difficult in really is to pose for the camera. And with the explosion of fashion and personal style blogs it seems we are discovering that as well, and by we I mean us non professionals, non models and non photographers. The us who just get out there and do it, guerrilla style.
And although we may shoot guerrilla style we don’t want our photos to look amateurish or uninteresting. Getting a great photo is a unique balance between a photographer with an eye for what works, and a subject that knows how to move. And it may seem like photography is the more challenging of the two to learn, but posing is much harder then one would think, and the average person and many models are not always so comfortable with posing, and with being in front of the camera.
This model does an excellent job in her posing and you have the super helpful benefit of watching her in the process of posing and the final result of the captured photo
There are no easy answers or quick tips but practicing helps. And with the wonderful world of the internet and sites like You Tube there is almost nothing you can’t find a tutorial on, and this video is not a tutorial in the traditional sense but it is a great resource for watching someone posing. This model does an excellent job in her posing and you have the super helpful benefit of watching her in the process of posing and the final result of the captured photo. So if you feel awkward in front of the camera and this does not come naturally to you, be sure to check out this video from Jessica Kobeissi , one very talented photographer who shoots with no frills but gets stunning results.