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26 Jul

Posing for portrait: model’s tips and tricks

Posing for portrait

You think portrait posing is difficult and you don’t know what to do with your face? Let me help with that!

Posing for portrait photography

Posing for portrait can be easy if you learn these simple tricks that I as a model will show you. If you watched the video above you could notice how I move and especially how I look into the camera. If you liked the attitude and you want to do be and act the same, follow the article down below.

Posing for portrait photography
Posing for portrait photography

Portrait photography poses female

Regardless of your gender photography posing actually takes time to learn and practice. Even if you are a photographer, you still need to position your models somehow. What usually works well for me is getting comfortable without overthinking how it’s going to turn out. But since I already know how exactly I want a photograph to come out in the end, I try to co-work with my shooting partner or “make love” to the camera.

I practice shootings with multiple different photographers and I always used the same technique. I have never heard a photographer said something bad about it. 100% of the times the photographer and the result was really satisfying.

How to model in pictures

In the previous article, I already explain why it is important to be “flirting” with the camera. It does show your confidence and it’s a great practice for those who lack it. If you are in your beginner level journey, try to put a self-timer on your camera and switch the music on. You will feel more relaxed and just be natural. Act as if nobody is watching you and nobody ever will judge you and your looks.

By the way, I personally use EOS Canon 600D (for self-portraits like these). It has been discontinued by the manufacturer, so these are those that I would use instead:

Professional model poses female

If you watched any other professional models acting in front of a camera, you’d see they are very confident and as quick as possible. The reason for this is of course not only confidence but also they know exactly what they are doing. That means the are so in touch with their bodies that it all goes automatically. They don’t overthink how and what, they just move!

So try 3 technics and see what works the best for you.

  1. Pick at least 5 basic and easy model poses that you have found on the internet or even on my blog. Memorize and see yourself in the mirror if you can feel organically.
  2. Just be relaxed and switch on the music. Do not stop moving at least for 1 minute. Imagine that you are dancing naturally with the wind where the music brings a specific vibe and mood. If you need happy pictures, try to listen to something that brings happy memories. Whenever I need to be more serious or sexy I always find TheWeekend or some lounge on Youtube. You can check the video of the beginning of the article.
  3. For better understanding also watch my Youtube Video where I explain how to pose for a portrait and how to move.

Pose like a model face expressions

There is an article dedicated to posing with your face only blog. If you’d still like to get more tips and trick about modeling, posing and photography you should definitely check out my Youtube videos. Here are my most favorite videos on recreating Rosie Huntington Whitley and Gigi Hadid photoshoots.

Iryna Fedorchak


Hello, I am Iryna. A creative Ukrainian soul living in Lisbon, Portugal. I know fashion, I speak beauty and I know what lifestyle suits you the best. Here I will show you how fashion manifestation looks like as well as I want it to be an inspiring space for women of all religions and heritage. I hope I can help and advise you about your fashion preferences. Let's do fashion together! I love to create and re-create looks showcasing the life of European Bohemia in Portugal, researching Dos' and Donts' of the beauty realm, throwing my philosophy like confetti.

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