How did you learn to pose so well out of cosplay, for regular photos and selfies and such? I've always wanted to learn the best ways to pose/dress for my body so I can look my best, but I don't know where to start learning! I like how I look in the mirror and then I go to take a photo and I look gross. Does it just come with practice?
Put on some good music, clear your phone, pic a cute outfit and then JUST TAKE MILLION GAZILLION PHOTOS.
Take them all from the right, then 3/4′s turn, then the front. High and Low angles on each quarter turn. Try EVERYTHING. No one will see the photos but you anyway. Get to know your face. Are your cheeks too chubby for a profile view? (3/4s is your go too!) Nose too big for a full frontal? (tilt your chin up to make it seem shorter!)
Here’s some basic model tips though.:
-EXAGGERATE. It feels dumb when you stretch your neck out and cock your hips really far but it looks AWESOME on camera. The camera has a way of diminishing the real life image, so you gotta balance it our by being dramatic.
Above my hips are actually WAY COCKED, my butt is pushed backward and my thighs apart. My neck is stretched way to the front and low. This is a DUMB POSE in person, but on camera the action is minimized.
- Try and face the light, ALWAYS (*unless you want to hide something.) If the light is making your dress/body look frumpy, counter angle every way you can until it looks right. Generally you want NO SHADOWS on FLAT surfaces, including your face. So either put your face all in shadow, or all in the light and then move your body until its right too.
See what I did there? HUHUHRHRHU. I lost like 2 pounds by pushing my butt backward and my ‘pooch’ and hips out of the light.
Practice practice practice. Sooner or later you’ll have some standard poses you use every time that you can rely on.
Mine is the half head turn, chin down, hand on head, hip cock to one side.
CAN YOU TELL I LIKE THIS STUPID POSE!?