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Have you found yourself going through your Instagram feed in order to find awesome poses for your next shoot? You see fashion enthusiasts posing for pictures like models and spend the whole night just trying out the pose? Well, I got you! Today, I share tips on how to pose for pictures like a fashion blogger.
But before you go on for your next shoot, here are some tips to keep in mind:
How To Look Good When Posing For Pictures
Proper grooming is key!
In order to look good in photos, you must also look good in person unless you actually want to spend the whole day editing the photos in vain!
Get a good hairstyle, fix your nails, find some good clothes you’d want to shoot in and take good care of your skin. You can always try makeup on if you’re good at it or just wear your natural skin provided it’s clean. All these together ensure an awesome photo; unless you’re ready to hire a stylist and makeup artist.
What You Need Before You Go Ahead And Pose For Your Pictures
Just get the camera ready
If you have the finances to hire a photographer, your work will be made easier. This can be expensive in the long run so I always advise that as soon as you can, start investing in your own photography gear and learn to take good photos and editing them, if need be.
Otherwise, a good smartphone can work the trick out as you start. My sis Natonya Medford shared some few tips on how to take the perfect selfies here.
When picking the right camera, here are some of the best DSLR cameras I recommend for beginners for shooting photos and videos too:
Apart from the DSLR, you will require vital accessories for your camera which will complete your photography gear. You will realize that as you purchase your camera, it might possess a couple of the accessories. But if not, do get them since you will need them as you grow in taking photos and videos professionally. A good photography gear will include:
A powerbank, camera lens, external flash , memory card holder , camera straps, tripod with legs and the head, camera remote (especially if you’ll be shooting by yourself), lens cleaner, extra memory cards, memory card reader, external hard drive and a camera bag.
It is also important to note that there are some smart phones like the iPhone XS, Oppo F11 Pro, Huawei P30 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 which will give such awesome shots. At times, I use my smart phone, the Huawei P30 Pro.
As much as I take my photos in natural lighting, I love editing my photos since it provides such good branding and mood for a pic. I personally use Lightroom on my Android phone (it is also available on desktop). You can download it here on iTunes or here on Play Store.
I follow those two tips any time I am in for a photoshoot. So let’s head on to posing for pictures like a fashion blogger! Here are poses to try:
15 Ideas To Try To Pose Like A Fashion Blogger
This has to be my favorite poses of all time. If you’ve seen me in most of my photos, I’m often sitting down and showing off my legs: either on a seat, short wall, down or even table. You can sit and look at the camera straight, at an angle or look aside.
2. What about the stairs?
Yes please! You can always try climbing the stairs, sitting on it or even leaning on it. That pose is a million dollar pose. Over here, I was climbing the stairs and turned my head slightly to face the camera.
3. Swing to the side.
Want to appear hippy even if you’re not as curvy? Then try slightly swing one hip to the side with your legs slightly apart. The pose is so good especially when in high heels.
4. Play with your accessories or outfit.
I’ve always loved photos that were taken while I was unconscious about the photo. Many at times, the photo was shot while I was playing with my bag, shoe or hat. Other times, I was busy fixing my outfit or pocketing. That’s why I decided to make it an official pose. You can do it too!
Trust me, it can be hard to smile on camera. I’m horribly bad at it so in as much as possible, I’m always laughing so that by the time the shot is taken, my pretty white teeth are out!
6. Walk towards the camera.
Micah Gianneli is such a pro at this pose. She confidently walks towards the camera while swinging her hips and all you can see is a curvaceous fashion blogger posing! You’ll love this pose!
At first, I found it hard to get the pose but here are a few tips I did to get the photo captured:
- Got comfortable heels to ensure I walk well.
- Walk slowly towards the camera for the shot to be captured. If you are a pro and your camera can take infinite shots, then you are lucky!
7. Walk away from the camera
Back shots can be super hot! And so easy unlike posing while towards the camera.
I saw Lucia Musau’s back shot and totally loved it! When in for a back shot, simply turn away from the camera and walk!
8. Walk by the camera.
The walk-by-the-camera shot always does it for fashion bloggers hitting the streets during fashion weeks. To kill the pose, stand to the side of your camera and walk. In this case, the photographer captures your side look.
9. Play with your hair
Our hair is our crowning glory so better let that shine through even in your photos. I love looking to one side, either fully or slightly while playing with my hair as the photographer captured the pose!
10. Cross your legs
If you want to appear slimmer and taller, then you should try crossing your legs. The pose is easily achievable in high heels.
11. Face the camera straight
This has to be a classic pose that every blogger uses in her photo shoots. In this angle, your whole body faces the camera as the photographer. If you need a bit of swag here, consider leaning against the wall and you can lift your leg back to the wall too..
12. One leg in front of the other
Now this pose will suit you either you wear high heels or flat shoes. Simply put one foot in front of the other and lift your heel a little then say cheers!
13. Lie down
Want some beach vibes in your pictures? Then consider lying down. As long as the surface is clean, go ahead and rock the pose! If you are not so confident, try the pose the next time you’re on you beach vacay!
14. Look down
I personally love looking down when posing for my pictures since they tend to look like they were taken without my notice, just as I love it! When looking down, don’t face down straight Instead, incline your neck at an angle so that your face is slightly visible.
15. Look Up
This is the opposite of the ‘look-down’ pose where you slightly incline your neck to lift your face upwards.
Well, I mostly use those 15 poses and you can try the ones you like next time you’re in for a photo shoot. You can always mix up a couple of poses in one photo to make it bomb! I believe you’ll turn out just as a fashion blogger!
Anyway, how do you take photos? Do you have your own equipment or hire a photographer? And also, how do you pose for pictures? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below…