One of my closest friend from college did a guest post for me on posing. She had posted many fashion photography on her site and she is ridiculously good at modeling, considering she is only doing it for fun (she is a full time doctor at Mayo!) When I look at her blog, I am always amazed at how natural and gorgeous she looks so I asked her to do a guest post for me. Christy has a wonderful sense of humor and I had such a good laugh reading it. I’ll have to try your advice Christy, they really do seem to work! Her blog is sunnywithasideof.blogspot.com so check her out! Also, I have to give credit to the guy behind the camera, her husband Aaron Chan. He has such a good eye for composition and he picked up the camera not too long ago, I am very impressed!
This one is probably the easiest to do. Just relax your body and stare off at the nearest tree, lamp post or telephone wire, then think of something funny. You’d be surprised how well this technique works, and you still look somewhat natural.
2. THE “WHATEVER”
Not a care in the world. Nope. Not paying any attention. Not listening.
3. “MY PRETEND EAR PIECE”
My hair often gets in the way, so may pictures are captured of me trying to tuck my hair back… which ends up looking like I’m talking on an invisible ear piece. It works, somehow.
5. THE SIT
Sitting works much better than squatting- which is an awkward position to begin with, and I risk ripping my pants. The trick is to always keep your back straight.
8. THE “RE-ADJUSTING MY BOTTOMS”
In this case, my skirt was crooked. However, while you are adjusting your bottoms, you can turn it into a pose. This is a variation of “hands on the hips”, except I think this looks maybe a little bit less forced.