Sample Poses to Photographing Women Models




Here is some guidance when shooting female models, may use following posing samples. Many pro photographers use such a technique when preparing for and during the photo shoot.
 1. Very simple portrait pose to start with. Have the model look over her shoulder.
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 2. In portrait photography, hands are usually not visible or at least not dominant.


 3. You might be familiar with composition rules like the rule of thirds. In a similar way, pleasing effects can be created by using diagonals.


 4. A really nice and lovely pose with a model sitting. The knees have to touch each other. Shoot slightly from above.


 5. Another open and inviting pose with the model lying on the ground. Get down and take your shot nearly from the ground level.


 6. Just a variation for a pose with the model lying on the ground. Both hands might as well be resting on the ground.
 7. A basic easy pose, yet looks absolutely stunning. Get down and shoot nearly from a ground level.
 8. Another easy yet gorgeous pose for all body types. Try different hand and leg positioning. And remember to focus on the model’s eyes.
 9. A really lovely pose. Works well in different surface settings.


 10. Gorgeous and easy pose for a model sitting on the ground.


 11. Another simple and friendly pose for a model sitting on the ground. Try different directions and angles.


 12. A wonderful way to demonstrate the beauty of a model’s physique. Works very well as a silhouette when shooting against a bright background.


 13. A simple and casual looking pose. Lots of variations are possible.


 14. Another very simple and elegant pose. The model is turned slightly to the side, hands in back pockets.


 15. Leaning slightly forward can be a very attractive gesture. It is a subtle way to emphasize upper body shapes.


 16. A sensual pose. By holding the hands above the head body curves are emphasized.


 17. Endless variations are possible for posing in full height.


 18. A relaxed pose.


 19. Note that full height settings are very demanding and work well only with slim to athletic body types.


 20. An exquisite pose for slim to athletic models.


 21. An absolutely romantic and delicate pose. Any kind of cloth (even a curtain) can be used.


 22. And very nice way to make the model slimmer.


 23. Most often the best poses are the simplest ones. For female models supporting body on just one leg and curving the body in an S shape.


 24. Very beautiful way to utilize a wall or some object for a portrait pose. Model should gently touch a vertical surface with her hands.


 25. If your model has long falling hair, try showing them in motion.


 26. Suitable for sitting on a couch or in bed.


 27. A nice and cozy pose, very suitable for indoors with the model sitting on a couch.


 28. Another variation for a model sitting on a couch.


 29. Very nice looking casual pose for a model sitting on the ground. Try different shooting angles.


 30. Sitting positions are not limited to casual shots. Don’t be afraid to try some sitting poses also for more formal shots.


 31. Crossing arms and legs in all different ways is absolutely fine for people photography.


 32. It is absolutely fine to leave them loosely by the sides.The same goes for legs, no exaggerations – one leg supports the weight, that’s the only rule you need.


 33. Another sample for a full height shot you can use as a starting point. Thumbs or hands partly in side pockets also work fine.


 34. A very nice pose for summertime.


 35. Hands behind the back, unusual but very open gesture.


 36. Very easy and beautiful pose for a formal portrait.


 37. Placing both hands on the waist is also a very photogenic pose. Works well both for half and full height shots.


 38. If available, some higher furniture or interior object might be helpful to place an arm on and slightly support the body. This will create a formal but at the same time an open and positive posture.


 39. Partly sitting on some object is another very nice pose. Works well indoors as well outdoors.


 40. An example of a feminine and fashionable pose for a full height picture.


 41. Demanding pose.


42. Lovely looking pose for the appropriate settings – the model is supporting herself against some fence or bridge railing or some similar object. Shooting from a side with a large aperture provides good opportunities for a shallow depth of field with a nicely blurred background.


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