If you want to capture great glamour photography you’ll first need to know how to properly pose a model.
In this post, we’re going to share with you some glamour photography portrait poses and tips that you can instantly use to spice up your shots.
Just remember that you’re working with the human body, so you don’t want the models to try poses that are hard to achieve and/or are uncomfortable because these won’t seem natural.
In fact, a good pose shouldn’t really look like the person is posing at all. It doesn’t matter how beautiful the person may be, if the poses and angles aren’t right the photos won’t be flattering!
Photo by Erica Hampton
Free Guides for Glamour Photography Portrait Poses
Before we move on to the glamour photography tips, we wanted you to have access to these two free glamour posing guides.
To download, just right click on the link and choose “Save As” to save them to your computer.
Now, onto the tips!
Unfortunately for some, we’re not living in the Swinging Sixties anymore.
Portrait photography poses that were common decades ago might not be in vogue in today’s era. It’s true that some things are cyclical, but you can usually spot an out-of-date hairstyle and outfit and the same can be said for glamour photography poses.
These can be ideal though if you’re trying to create a retro or historical feel to the shoot, but if you’re aiming for something more modern, think natural, provocative, and sensual.
Using props is usually a good idea as it will make it easier for the model to pose.
It can be pretty hard for some models to try and pose without a prop in their hands or something to lean, sit, or climb on etc. This is especially true for beginners.
If you provide your model with a prop of any kind you can also see how they interact naturally with it.
Ideas for types of props you can use include a scarf, a rose with a long stem, flower petals, a sleek black walking cane, large necklaces, a fedora style hat, a chair, etc.
Photos by Thomas Böcker and Konstantin Lazorkin
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