Posing in photography – the difference it can make to your images.
Hello, and welcome to a new section of my blog. This section I am calling photography skills. You can use many of the ideas I am going to talk about in this new part of the blog to either make your own photos better, or to make sure next time you have a photoshoot you get the best you can out of it. Today I will be talking about posing for your photoshoot.
I am a firm believer in that every type of photography is amazing! It all records the way your family is at the point in time that the shoot is done. Some people prefer natural, lifestyle photos, while others opt for a studio photoshoot. Lifestyle photos are gorgeous and represent your life as it is. Whereas studio photography sets a scene for you. Which you choose, is entirely up to you.
But why pose?
I mostly do studio work, so I arrange each set ready for you to come along and have perfect spot on photos every time, regardless of if the weather is nice or if it’s a dull overcast day or bright sunshine. Regardless of if you choose studio or natural photos, the way you stand and pose can really affect the images that are produced.
Your photographer may ask you to stand a certain way or help you pose yourself and your family in the best way for the image they are producing.
Here are two images taken within minutes of each other –
Most people who come into the studio, will automatically stand as I am in photo 2 here. So I will tell people, or show them how I want them to stand if possible. This usually helps people to settle in to their shoot and relax, as well as giving better final images for you.
Want amazing photos to cherish for the future?
Essentially, if you want gorgeous images that you and your family are going to treasure for many many years to come, listen to your photographer. We want you to be over the moon with your images, and we want future generations of your families to see your amazing photos and see exactly how you were.
If you would like to take better photos of people, remember – turn them 45 degrees to one side then bring their face back round to look at you. This will thin down the body slightly and reduce the look of any extra chins (certainly in my case!).
I shall leave this subject here for now, but I will do more in other blog posts so you can find out how to improve your own photos over the next few weeks. Including posing family photos, why family photos are important and how to photograph your own children.
In the mean time, please do feel free to leave me a comment on this blog post, or contact me using the contact form. If you would like to know anything specific about photography do get in touch and let me know.