When you photograph women you have the opportunity to capture an amazing image – and to make them feel like a million dollars. But not all women are supermodels who ooze with confidence. Many women come to photo shoots laden with insecurities and, even though they are beautiful, it’s these insecurities that can actually prevent you from getting a great shot. So what do you do? In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss the Golden Rules for photographing women and Gina’s 5 “go to” poses that can guarantee an amazing shot – every time. We also discuss how to troubleshoot situations when some women don’t like certain parts of their body. And this week’s theme for #ginachallenge is “women”.
5 Quick rules of posing
- Be Authentic
- Have positive energy
- Keep it simple
- Learn to pose
- Visual not verbal
Common (perceived) flaws and how to improve them
- Upper Arms
- Hips and Stomach
Gina’s 5 “go to” poses for women
- Leaning against a wall (great for women who lack confidence because the wall makes them feel supported)
- Leaning up and over something with arms crossed in front forces face forward great for jawline.
- S shape (the contraposto)
- Straddle a chair Christine Keeler-style
- Walking towards camera