Know How to Dolled up for a photo-shoot based on your Body Shape!

Know How to Dolled up for a photo-shoot based on your Body Shape!

What is the first word that flashes your mind when you hear the concept photo-shoot? Would it be outfit most of the time? Outfits place a key role in photo-shoot and it doesn’t mean only dresses, it all means wearing the correct things right from the body to toe!

However, it’s natural to not always know or unable to choose what to wear the events of the day, but along with choosing the right dress, it is important to choose and wear the dress that you fit in comfort! When it comes to choosing an outfit for a photoshoot, it may feel a bit daunting task as we all want to look our best.

It is important to remember the fact that all the type of dresses won’t suit everyone as people are born with different shapes and heights! Before knowing about the dresses one should be aware of the right body shape they have!

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The Apple Shaped

You have the round shaped body. So it is always better to avoid oversized or without shaped tops, High Neckline. Try single button Jacket or belt at the waist which portrays your waist that makes you look slimmer instantly.

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The Rectangle/Column 

This shaped people generally look as shape-outs. So it is always better to try waist defining elements or shirts with a belt, patterns that give illusion shape, pleats or fabric with the shape.

The Pear Shaped

You generally have the small upper body when compared to lower one, sometimes it is a big advantage and sometimes it might ruin your look totally. So you should always highlight your arms, go for bare arms or strapless, avoid pockets or anything that enhances the hips/thighs, try brighter color or details up top, plain or darker colors on the bottom.

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The Inverted Triangle 

You are cursed with the oversized upper body when compared with the lower one. So it’s better to avoid spaghetti or sleeveless tops, skinny jeans, ruffles and bright colored tops. Try out skirt with movement or flared skirts or skirts, trousers with more shape.

The Hourglass

You should be really blessed to have such body shape because most of the women crave to have this body shape and it is considered as the ideal body shape of the woman! You can wear anything but to look more beautiful try fitted clothing and avoid loose shapeless clothing.

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In general, when it comes to wedding photo shoot, people generally try to match their colors and jewelers with their partners which are a big NO! Also, it is always better to avoid just black or gray clothing, shirts that have logos, busy patterns.

By following these simple tips which will help to make a good choice of clothing for your photo-shoot.

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Be Unique, Let the world recognize your photos!

Be Unique, Let the world recognize your photos!

In this creative world, everyone uses their creativity in blowing up their photos. They might be a professional or an amateur, their passion is to click candid and vibrant shots; but everyone can’t be called as a professional photographer.

Despite the wide-spread use of point-and-shoot cameras, very few people were able to properly take photographs. That’s why photography was and still is a profession in demand;

Keeping about the professionalism aside, Photography is all about setting up the mood and making the photo speak on behalf of you.

Whenever you click a photograph for photo-shoot keep these little hacks in mind which makes you stand as a unique photographer!

Present in a perfect way

It might be any kind of photograph, all the thing you need to do is portray in a perfect manner. You might have clicked some hundreds of terrific pictures, but only a few of them will blend in a perfect way.

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Never be “Typical”

While you may not see this exact type of situation every day, there are many ways you can apply this principal.  When you shoot a portrait, do you simply have your model stand next to a pretty flower bush, use a large aperture, and snap away?  Isn’t that incredibly typical?  Break out of the box and do something fun and creative!

Add Some Emotion

Everyone clicks, but only a few add and portray little emotion to it! A photograph should speak about the photographer’s mind.

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Be Friendly and communicate

If you are doing the photo-shoot of a baby, or a couple, whoever it might be it’s really really important that you need to make your subject comfortable. Communicating with them will make you click fewer shots and pictures will blow out with fewer edits.

Know your specialization

You might click those amazing wed-lock photo-shoots, but you might fail to present the nature and landscape in a better way. Though you might be an awesome photographer it is not mandatory that you can click all those types of photo-shoots. So know your specialization.

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Explore and throw out the first few ideas

Photography is a creative endeavor. No idea is bad it takes creative energy to formulate an idea. The initial stages are considered as the baby steps, so throw out your first few ideas. Try different angles, different locations, different props, and even different colors. If you want to stand out, then something about your photo has to be new and unusual.

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Stay with the rules of photography

Anyone can be a writer, but only few can be a great writer. The same way, you might be either clicking for passion or profession, it would be helpful if you stick to the ground rules and following them will definitely sharpen up your photography skills.

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Practicing and practicing

Nobody is a born world-class photographer; they become one through effective practice. Don’t reek of amateur photos; because nothing gets succeed overnight, it all needs the tons of practice and experiments.

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Create a Brand

The brand is like people, they too have personality, and that personality has a direct effect on customers and potential clients. When you’re developing your brand, decide what type of “person” it’s going to be. You should always show your passion, reliability, approachability, and charisma. It might also be Fun, Adventurous, Spunky, Hyper professional! All of your messaging should center on this feeling. Over the years your work might evolve and vary, but your brand should always remain the same.

Try something creative and unique

A few years ago, photos were just photos! But these days it all means exposure of sparkler shots. Everyone wants to click in some different way where no one has. If you try something new and creative people will obviously approach you and you might be that photographer for their amazing wed-lock!

Stand out there and show your pictures to the world!

You are clicking pictures, but keeping them in the cupboard is not a good idea. Choose the platform to showcase your work; it might be Facebook, Twitter, or creating your own blog, Instagram or participating in the Art Galleries & Contests, or posting to local newspapers and magazines.

Even talk to your local promoters. They all need photos, and if you can provide them for them, you can get paid, and get your name out there. Stand out and be remarkable. Be loud and tell the world that you are a part of this wide photography world.

Surprise souvenir and Thank You Card

Every photographer clicks, edit, take payment and leave! But a clinch of gratitude and gesture are really important because those events or photoshoots might have helped for your bread winning at the initial stages o a career.

So you can maintain the contact list of your clients and surprise them with little souvenir and a thank you card for being the precious client. This will definitely make you stand unique and mark you as a friendly photographer.

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No Photographer will turn from amateur to professional without proper research, passion, and presence. No wonder if you follow these simple and petty hacks, you can definitely stand as the unique and great photographer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modern and Unique Photo-Shoot ideas

Modern and Unique Photo-Shoot ideas

Here is the post for all the fashion photographers who are tired of the same old ideas for a photo-shoot! It’s quite tough to constantly come up with creative concepts that will blow everyone away. Even the most brilliant photographers start to creatively burn out eventually, not all the time that our brain works creative, sometimes we freak out and runs out of ideas.

A creative photographer can use anything as a medium for the photo-shoot. Good ideas are everywhere, tucked under even the most mundane every-day experiences. Be it a summer photoshoot or vintage or those beautiful summers shots, or a casual shoot, everyone needs their photos to be unique and they wish that everyone should roll an eye over their photos.

Let’s look at some of the shoot ideas you will love at the moment

Using different medium for Couple Photoshoots

When it comes to the wedding photo-shoots, it’s natural and common that everyone clicks pictures in parks and studio, but trying out some medium will make your pictures to look elegant. That medium might be a wooden plank to blow balloons.

Showing off the product you have

It’s not always to showcase only the model .sometimes a photographer can make the viewers think and go nuts with different products he/she holds. It might be a cup or a car.

 

Dancing pose

Your photos might inspire someone to click the amazing pictures. Why should you always click pictures while standing, lying and sitting? In this creative world, one should think more creative. So try these dancing photo-shoots, everyone will go wow when you portray them!

Face photoshoot

It is not necessary that a person should be clicked as a whole. Clicking only faces and part of the faces will work and those will give some really really sexy look to the photos.

 

 

Painting face

Why should every time a model should be pretty immaculate and should wear heavy outfit always? Trying something new like pouring paint all over the face or body will make you stand different of all. This will definitely add spice to your boring pictures and show your artwork in your prints.

Shooting with Random Objects

Experimenting with different objects will be instant and unique. These include some frames and the things which we normally visit and use on regular basis.

Shooting with pets

Pets are the cutest friends for human beings and clicking the pictures with them will be funny and make people grow the bond with pets.

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Capturing the nap

How about doing a fashion shoot inspired by the single most beautiful thing on this planet? Sleep! Wearing some beautiful and comfortable clothes which make you comfy on the bed will make a path of dreamland.

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Playing with hair

Hair is the most beautiful part of the people and clicking photo-shoots while playing with hair. For the women there will be wide chance to showcase the hair with different hairstyles, laces and flower crowns will make everyone go aww!

Capturing with plants and water

There is nothing in this whole world as beautiful as nature. Capturing with nature calamities with make you actually relish and even your photos will go vibrant.

Add a click to your work

Photos are the things which speak a lot. Make your photos to speak about your professionalism.

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Heading back to vintage

Why should you always click t dame color and filters photographs? Add some vintage style to your soul.

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Going Sassy and Chic

This is truly for females who are totally inspired and love clicking photographs as hell. These will turn out your photos hot.

We all know how fashion photography is more important in today’s world and how most fashion photographers strives hard to blow up the photos. Wouldn’t it be real if some of the photographers use these ideas and make the pictures radiant?

Typical variations among the Women & Men Photo-shoots

Typical variations among the Women & Men Photo-shoots

In any profession, the gender gap is quite common and particularly in the fashion industry, it is quite tough to delve. Whether it might be a female model or a male, one should follow certain hacks and those are previously discussed.

When it comes to the photo-shoot in fashion industry there are a lot of differences between the male and female photo-shoots, right from the dressing to hair, lighting to makeup, pose to wardrobe; it makes a huge difference and it’s little tough for the photographer to modulate both equally.

Career
When it comes to career, both men and women take it too seriously, some chose it for passion and some for the earnings. Whatever the reason it might be women earn more in this industry when compared to men.

Modeling path
When it comes to the breaking the barriers, women can’t do it as easy as men do, because men don’t have any limitations on their physical assets. Men can do modeling and survive long in the industry even when they reach the fifties, but for women reaching the mid-thirties seems to be as over the hill thing.

Modeling Standards
Men don’t have as many variations as women have and they have all need is the ideal man frame and height which attracts everyone. But for women it is entirely different, they only go on the runway only if they have the sexy hourglass shape and the other models who are of immense size are considered for plus size modeling.

Styling

Hair & Make-up
Men really don’t need a heavy makeup look until and unless they are trying a different subtle look, but women need stylists for the hair and make-up.

Wardrobe
When it comes to wardrobe, men stick to timeless classics when compared to women.

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Poses
Men look good only if they pose in a natural way than taking such a long session photo shoot. In the case of women, right from the hair to expression and costumes to shoes, everything is important. A bold make-up and pretty hairstyle can rise up the woman’s confidence.

After all, a women’s body is all about the curves and it is really important for the photographer to know how to showcase them.There is no exactly certain thing as a female and male pose, but certain poses suit certain kind as per nature of things.

Here are the few examples of poses
Looking sideways
This is absolutely a feminine pose and looks good with women, Men with this pose doesn’t look as strong as they really are.

Hands inside the pockets
This is definitely a male pose because men really don’t have an idea of what they should really do with their hands for a photo-shoot.

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Holding objects
This is ideal for both men and women as per the things they generally hold.

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Sitting on the chair
Men can pose better while sitting and they can be portrayed in a better way. For some women, they might not feel quite comfortable with this pose.

Playing with the hair and face
Imagine how men would look if they play with the hair and face? They’ll really look awkward and change the mood of the total atmosphere.

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Lying on the grounds and showing off the back
Lying on the grounds is okay at sometimes for both men and women, but showing off the back is not okay with the men.


Leaning against the wall
This is a simple pose and goes well with men when compared to women.

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With every hack and tactics that have been varied, the competition between the men and women is growing per each day.

Yo Men! Things you must know while posing for a photo shoot!

Yo Men! Things you must know while posing for a photo shoot!

Hey, Men!  Do you think only women have certain hacks and pose’s for a photo shoot?  If you think so, you should stay more updated. Not only women do pose near the beaches and struggle a lot with heavy attire, but men also do.

According to the research, Men usually feel less comfortable in process of photo – shoot. So it’s better to be prepared before the photo shoot. Talking about the men there are some ground rules that help photographers understand classic male to pose in a better way, and also serve as a guide in creating their own poses and variations.

When a man thinks about the best version of himself, he never thinks about being pretty, cute, or showing off his sexy hourglass body. The entire thing that a man wants is to be strong, fit and tall while leaching coolness, confidence, and self-control; because the man’s body is not about curves, it is about angles and raw power.

Here are some of the photo-shoot hacks a man should know

The Face

Adjusting the Jaw Line

It is critical to measure the manliness of a man. The chin should be little out and a bit down. This will gently stretch the neck while hiding part of the neck from the camera.

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The Eyes

Men with big round puppy eyes will evoke fear and confusion. It is always better to raise the lower eyelids a bit so that eyes look narrow while keeping the upper eyelids still.

Head tilt

There is a lot of confusion between a tilt and a turn.  A man should never tilt the head towards the camera. This is a cute feminine pose and even the most interesting masculine man in the world would look different if he poses like this. You can either keep the head neutral or tilt slightly away from the camera. Note this mind that tilting too much away from the camera can be perceived as being rather arrogant and a bit aggressive.

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Perfect your smile

 Even for the men smile is the most crucial part. There’s nothing wrong with perfecting your smile and banishing your inner spud-head. Over-smiling, going cross-eyed, excessive blinking the eyes should be avoided.

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The Body

The ideal male body form is a V-shaped: broad shoulders, thin waist. When it comes to the men, some might not pay much attention to the shape when it comes to the photo-shoot.

Shoulders

Shoulders are the women’s favorite part in men. They get to draw more attention with the broad as possible. You can follow some tips to pose if you don’t have a broad shoulder. Leaning a bit towards the camera will work out in this case.

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Waist

Men’s waist is not given much important. It should always look slimmer. Your waist will look slimmer if your lower body does not exactly square the camera. Also, keeping your upper body closer to the camera will make your wait seem slimmer.

Posture

Good posture is the key for a good male portrait. Make sure you stand tall, with shoulders up yet relaxed and keeping your core tight.

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Hands

Men don’t do very well with their hands when they have nothing to do with them. You need to keep your hands busy.  Otherwise, most of the men will feel it looks stupid and then gets uncomfortable. Here are a few ways to take care of this problem:

  • Keeping hands in pockets either thumb in or palm in and thumb hooked on the pocket is the ideal male pose.
  • Hands hooked in the belt loops or one hand hooked on the belt buckle
  • One hand loosely to the side, one hand in pocket
  • Arms crossed on the chest with shoulders a bit down (relaxed shoulders)
  • fixing tie and link cuffs
  • hands on the football, guitar or another prop
  • one hand in pocket, the other hooked on a jacket thrown over the shoulder
  • when standing, you can rest hands on a tall chair, desk, etc

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Legs

When standing

  • legs crossed at the shin level with weight on the back leg
  • legs shoulder width apart, one leg slightly closer to the camera
  • when leaning against a wall, the leg closer to the camera gets higher on the wall and the knee gets bent
  • the leg closest to the camera higher with the outer light facing the camera

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When sitting (chair, bench, desk)

  • For a natural relaxed pose when sitting on a chair, the ankle of one leg goes onto the knee of the other.
  • leaning against a desk at the waist, feet a bit forward, arms crossed on chest
  • with a sitting pose, you should not sit square with the camera

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You might be amazed to know these hacks, but if you follow some of the hacks and follow some simple steps, you could be that heart-throbbing model 😉

 

 

The Queen of the Tollywood with the unique attitude

The Queen of the Tollywood with the unique attitude

In a male-dominated industry, Nayanathra is the only lady in the list of superstars.  She has already recognized for this as the “Lady Superstar” and remains as the only female star to have a great fame.

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This gorgeous Lady superstar was born as Dayana Mariam Kurien in Kerala. She did her schooling in Jamnagar, Gujarat, and Delhi. In Tiruvalla, she studied at Balikamadom Girls Higher Secondary School and then attended Marthoma College for her bachelor’s degree in English Literature. Nayanthara made her acting debut in the Malayalam film ‘Manasinakkare’ directed by Sathyan Anthikkad. She soon moved to Tamil industry. Her second film in Tamil was ‘Chandramukhi’ in which she paired up Superstar Rajinikanth, a role envied by many actresses.

In the last decade, Nayanthara went on to act with almost all the stars in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam.Nayanthara was recognized as the glamorous actress with the movie titled “Billa”, costarring with Ajith. It went and produced success at the box office and produced great records. Her glamorous look made her achieve great fame. She won the Vijay Award for Favorite Heroine for the Tamil film Yaaradi Nee Mohini. and was nominated for the Best Actress prize at the 56th Film fare Awards South. She acted with the best actors and the role she chooses always speaks about her intelligence.

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Her releases featured her as the female lead actress with commercial successes: she had five box office hits in the four Southern languages in the same year. Her performance was hugely appreciated by the critics. She did a lifetime role in the film “Sri Rama Rajyam” which was directed by Bapu. Everyone’s is mesmerized by her performance in this movie and she received critical acclaim for her performance in the film. The film was dubbed in the media and considered to be her last release before her marriage as she was reported to quit acting thereafter.

When she eventually quit the movie career, cinema industry missed her glamor and acting. She made a grand comeback in the year 2012 playing a journalist in Telugu film ‘Krishnam Vandhe Jagadgurum’. In Tamil, she acted as the lead lady opposite Arya in ‘Raja Rani’ and Ajith in ‘Arrambam’. Both the films were super hits and re- launched Nayanthara in Kollywood.Nayanthara has created a new history in Tamil Cinema. Her comeback has been as rewarding and successful as her first innings in acting or even more. None of the actresses in this glamor driven industry has made it to the top as a leading heroine after a gap in their career.

Particularly the year 2015 has been spectacular, to say the least for this ever charming and highly talented actress. Nayanthara’s Malayalam film ‘Baskar the Rascal’ with Mammootty was hugely successful. In Tamil, she acted in five films the same year with leading heroes. Nayanthara has had three back to back super hit films in the form of ‘Thani Oruvan’ in which she played the role of a forensic expert with Jayam Ravi, ‘Maya’ in which she played a single mother and ‘Naanum Rowdy Dhaan’ in which she played a deaf girl on a mission to avenge her parents’ killer with Vijay Sethupathi. It must be noted that in all these three films Nayan played versatile and challenging roles and not mere arm candy of heroes. She gives equal competition to the heroes in the film’s ad she has that heroic attitude.

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When you see Nayanthara in any awards functions or any events, you can see her attitude which so simple and humble. She has smartly built up her brand image being the elusive and mysterious star. In the last two years, she reinvented her and concentrated more on women-centric roles veering away from playing the glamorous heroine.

For her amazing performance and success, she has been awarded and nominated for many awards such as “Amitabh Bachan Youth Icon Award” and “K.Baachander Awad for the best Female Actor” , “IIFA Awards as the Best Actress”, “Vikatan Awards as the Best Actress”,  Vikatan best personalities Awards recognized and awarded her as the “Queen Of The Tollywood” ,  two Edison Awards as the “Best Actress” and the “Gorgeous Belle”, three film fare awards in three years, “Kerala Film Critics Association Award”, “Nandi Award as the best Actress”, CineMAA Award for the Best Actress” , “Four Vijay Awards” , “Four South Indian International Movie Awards”, “Raindrops Women Achievers Award”, “ Two Asianet Film Awards”, “Santhosham Film Awards”, “Ugadi Puraskar Awards” and “South Scope Style Awards”.

Nayanthara has been proving her acting prowess in film after film and her beauty and charm are increasing with the age. Today, she the most sought after heroine in Tamil cinema and the actress most loved by the audience. She is fondly addressed by the fans as well as people within the film industry as ‘Lady Superstar’ of course not without a reason.

Photo shoot Hacks that every model should be aware of!

Photo shoot Hacks that every model should be aware of!

The photograph is not only about the still, it is all about the photographer emotion involved in it. When you look at a beautiful picture everyone sees the picture, but no one ever thought of the process or the emotion or the risks that a photographer has ever faced it.

Especially in fashion photography, one must have a strong foundation for that to manifest properly in your image. Forget the lighting, focus or pose, first you need to question the frame. There should be a unique style of every photographer and the photographer success should lie with this style.

These days everyone is acquiring cameras for many purposes, be it a personal shoot or professional or the content of their blog or for the travel diaries; whatever the reason it might be, at the end of the day we expect our photos to be marvelous and go wow we see each time A great image can be captured by following a few of these “ground rules.”

A model should know how to pose for a photo shoot and a photographer should know how to mold a model for the perfect photo.

The basic things a model should know for posing a photograph.

Practice

Practice, Practice and lots of practice are needed for a model. It could be in front of a mirror, or in front of a friend/relative or it could be an industry professional.  One should know how you really look when posing and it can help to rectify the flaws immediately. Listening to the advice from others during these practicing sessions can change the pose better.

Body Awareness

Understanding the body gaining awareness is vital so that one can gain a perspective of how your figure is viewed.

Confidence

Nothing can defeat the person who is really confident. A committed and confident model who performs well at a fashion shoot will earn a strong reputation.

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Considering the Feedback

It is always better to ask the feedback from the superiors and colleagues. Some might suggests and hints which are useful. Considering this feedback gracefully ensuring to try out the idea ASAP. Never ever decline or refuse their suggestion as the experience of the industry experts, because this will help you become an exceptional model.

Follow the Nose

All amateur models instantly feel the need to keep their eyes on the camera, but preferring opposite is the ideal thing. A model should always glance off camera as “follow your nose with your eyes,” as it reduces the amount of white in the eye and eliminates the awkward over rotating eyeball.

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Bounce the Shoulders

Shoulders play a crucial role in framing the face of a model.  Raising one shoulder higher than another will add dimension and strength to the image.

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Chin Out and Down

Keeping and pushing chin forward and then down when faced directly towards the camera, jawline seems to be big from the photographer perspective. The model should be moved slightly to their side profile.

Opening the Mouth

When a model opens the mouth it could completely ruin the look of the photograph. Keeping the mouth closed, the jawline clenches and adds extra weight to the sides of their face. It might also give negative energy to an image, a bored neutral look. Keeping the mouth slightly open, the jawline is elongated and gives a subtle intimate invite to the viewer.

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Shake the Concrete Feet

In fashion photography, shoes are a vital piece of the wardrobe. But, they are often overlooked because legs and feet are never easy to pose. This is the reason why many photographers avoid the full body shot and go right for an easy three-quarter image. But, when it is really a mandatory thing to capture the full body and the shoes, it is better to implement motion.

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Ballet Hands

Any model should relax their hands as if they were in a ballet, spreading the fingers lightly, slightly broken at the joints.

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Cut the Chimping

Chimping, a term used in digital photography to describe the habit of checking every photo on the camera display (LCD) immediately after capture.Chimping is the deadly habit that can kill the energy of a shoot.Beng curious to look over the photos is fine, but sometimes it might look awkward.

Being confident and posing as a model is not so easy as people think. Keep experimenting and keep talking. Connect with your photographer and be patient, because unless you’re communicating, you’ll never get that perfect pose.