One of my most common questions is how I pose for photos and always look so happy. After hundreds of photoshoots over last decade, I’ve learned the secrets of how to pose (and look slimmer) for photos that are just too good not to share. So without further ado, here are my 7 secrets!
ANGLES ARE EVERYTHING
Don’t stand straight in front of the camera head on, it will make you wider and more stiff. Always stand at an angle and experiment with movement. You’ll look slimmer and it looks more natural!
FAKE IT ‘TIL YOU MAKE IT
Sometimes I still get camera shy too, but I just try to forget about it! Pretend like you are on the runway or dance floor and that nobody is watching you. The photographer will know what to capture and you will look so genuine in every photo, your personality will really show.
GET CREATIVE WITH PROPS
Use props like a champagne glass, flowers, or a chair. Do whatever feels authentic to you and in the great words of Jessica Zweig, “simply be yourself.”
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
Set up your self timer at home and practice posing and taking pics by yourself! You’ll learn to feel way more comfortable in front of the camera and you will nail your best pose and angles in no time.
The final tip is just to have fun with it! It’s your moment to shine!
CLEAN YOUR LENS
I can’t emphasize this enough! Especially if you are shooting with an iPhone, make sure you lens is clean of dust and smudges before you shoot. Nobody feels amazing in a blurry photo.
GET CAMERA READY
Of course, before you can even start shooting, you should be looking and feeling like your most confident, gorgeous self, because that will really shine through in the photos. I would love to help you get camera ready, check out how you can work with me. You can also check my post on personal branding and having your model moment to see my best camera-ready tips!
Check out this Youtube video to see me putting these tips into action!
I hope this post inspired you to get out of the box and try something new in front of the camera. I can’t wait to see your photos! If you are on Instagram, please share your new skills and tag me @talikogan. I will be sharing more posing tricks and tips at my next virtual workshop, make sure you are signed up for my newsletter to get on the list. And of course, you can always shop my current outfits and photoshoot looks on the Tel Aviv Couture shop and Liketoknow.it. My Coach outfits are on sale now for 30% off!