If you are new to photography, there are certain lessons
you will learn very early. One of the most important is that if you don’t take
pictures of women that flatter them, then they will not buy anything and
probably never even come back to you. The vast majority of women are
self-conscious, and they will want to look their best in every picture you
take. In other words, if the pose makes them look like they weigh more than
they do or that makes them look too masculine, they won’t be happy. Whether you
are taking family portraits or senior pictures, you need to know how to
properly pose and photograph the female persuasion.
well-posed image includes an Titanium Cloth backdrop, item number TC781.
With some simple basic details, you can get started
photographing women with ease. The right poses can make all the difference. To
understand posing women more easily, we will break down the types of images
into four different categories: head and shoulders (often called headshots),
waist up, three quarter length, and full length.
When photographing close up images of women, you want
them to be as flattering as possible. In other words, she should loo k
feminine, soft, and pretty. There are little things you can change in how you
have the subject pose that will make a big difference. Here are some tips that
will definitely help you.
shoulders should never been in line with the camera. This makes them look wider.
Instead, they should always be at an angle. Have the subject turn slightly in
the direction of an imaginary point just to the right or left of the camera.
shoulder closest to the camera should always be slightly lower than the other.
This creates a more feminine posture.
head should be tilted slightly. This will create a more diagonal line that is
more appealing. Tilt the head in the direction that is most flattering for the
Remember that you want to focus on the eyes specifically
n close up images. You can make them look larger by having the subject turn
slightly away from the camera and look back.
Three Quarters, Waist Up, and Full Length
There are a few tips that will help you with any of these
posing options. Again, you want to ensure the subject looks as flattering as
possible. You never want to add pounds to their figure either. A few tips that
can help you when posing women for these shots include:
should appear natural with fingers slightly bent. Discourage fists or straight
fingers that will look strange.
allow the subject to clasp their hands in front of their stomach. This draws
attention to the area and is not flattering.
TC928 shown to the left shows all these tips executed in a single image.
leg should be posed separately. For example, have the subject place their
weight on one leg and bend the other slightly when standing. When sitting, one
leg can be straighter while the other is bent.
should never be pointed directly toward the camera. This distorts the feet.
Instead, have them at an angle.
TC444 shown to the right.
When photographing women, your main goal should always be
to create a feminine, soft, and appealing look. With simple tips, you can make
this happen. Find the perfect props and backgrounds to use in women’s
photography at www.BackdropOutlet.com.
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