If you would like to set out and make arrangements for a portrait photo shoot at any point in time, one thing that you ought to try to remember and keep in mind all of the time is that you need to make sure that you know how to pose and interact with the camera. There is only so much that your professional portrait photographer if you aren’t pulling up your own weight during the photo shoot. You need to start working on this and the good thing about this is that all you really need when it comes to things like this are the basics. Once you have the foundation or the fundamentals to posing, the rest of the other elements will all just fall in all of the right places at the end of the day and that is all that you need to know. Getting started is always the hardest part but when you have tips and guides to help you get a move on things, there is nothing that you will not be able to accomplish at the end of the day.
Look at the camera sensor as another person’s eyes.
Don’t think of it as an inanimate object. You need to capitalize on your mood and emotions when you are being captured in photos by this portrait photographer. Think about the kind of vibe that you are going for in the shots and try to channel that in the way that you look straight into the sensor of the camera. Whether you would like to depict strength or happiness or sadness and so on and so forth, it really all depends on you. What is important is that you bring in the effort to during the scheduled portrait photo shoot. Communicate and try to say whatever you would like to say through your eyes. The eyes will always be a focal point in portrait shots so capitalize on that whenever you can.
Maintain a triangular shape for your arms and legs when you are posing.
If you see models posing this way, it is for a very strategic reason; it is because it elongates their silhouettes and makes them look taller and slimmer and it comes out looking very appealing and flattering in the images when they come out. Your portrait photographer will most likely give you tips as well as you progress in the portrait photo shoot but it is always so much better if you will be able to get a head start on things as the subject of the photo shoot in the first place. Keep your arms away from your torso as much as possible so as not to end up squishing your arms and have them look bigger or wider at the end of the day.
Maintain proper posture as much as possible while you are in the photo shoot.
Models are not slouchers because people who slouch do not photograph well. Try to go back to your social graces lessons in days back and keep a straight back, with your shoulders level and with your head held upright.