Modeling is more than just about taking photos. It’s about doing a series of intricate poses that not only make the model standout, but makes their garments the focal point for all viewers. Before we begin with the various styles of male and female posing, it’s important to look in the mirror and study your body. Learn the angles that makes your body look best. Treat the mirror like it’s your camera and practice different poses. A models true strength is confidence and versatility with their posing. In fashion it’s better to do crazy uncomfortable poses than it is to do safe ones.
FOR THE LADIES- Lady B. is a seasoned vet when it comes to posing in front of the camera. She knows what makes her body look good. G.L.A.M.’s own Runway coach did a test shoot to show you guys what looks best.
In this picture she pulls her waist in and extends both legs outwards in an effort to elongate her legs. She looks away from the camera and does what all models do in photography which is FIND THE LIGHT! she is wearing high waist pants and looks feminine in menswear.
The above picture is an example of putting your body in uncomfortable positions to make one very hot pose! The outfit as well as her face is facing the light as she looks away from the camera. She exudes confidence, any designer would love to have her model their clothing.
This pose is intricate and very FIERCE! In this photo she is modeling off the entire outfit. You can see her boots, her hat, her outfit, her jewelry, as well as her stunning face. This pose takes flexibility, and poise.
our model Justin does this intricate pose with confidence and looks very debonair. This pose has various components that make it work. It has mystery with the contrast of the darks and lights. He has a small smirk on his face adding emphasis to themystery presented in this photo.. He’s showing off the outfit as well as his grace with this pose. It’s clear to see he is too cool for school.
In this picture he shows off every piece of his outfit. From the jewelry to the jacket, the shoes as well as the clothes. natures background adds imagery to the photo and as you can see a TRUE model can pose no matter the temperature outside.
This photo once again shows off the outfit. What’s important about this photo is that the viewer can get a glimpse of the models personality. This captures the viewers attention and allows them to know that models are just like everyone else.
These poses just covered the basic poses for the Ladies and Gentlemen. In the end, what makes a good effective pose? Is it the models daring movements? Is it the clothes? or is it the models passion to be different? It’s all of these reasons and more. A good model can make poses that never existed, They can take basic poses and put a spin on it by adding their own flavor. So now that you’ve learned how to pose! Show us some of your poses!