Avoid Neck creases and double chins
o Turn upper body and shoulder (the one closest to you) more towards camera
o Opens up that area and minimizes the creases,
o Use hair to strategically hide the creases.
o Lean upper body slightly toward camera and stick neck out
Don't Shoot shoulders square on
o Shoulders are the widest part of the body, flatter the wide parts of bodies angling the shoulders slightly.
o “If it bends, then bend it.” Straight arms, legs, head, and torsos generally look stiff and unflattering. Bend arms slightly at the elbow, tilt the head, lean slightly forward at the waist, relax the fingers, and bend a knee(s).
Avoid Awkward and unflattering standing poses
o Women are often a bit self conscious of half and full body shots. Stand slightly angled to the camera
o Foot that is nearest to the camera is toward the camera
o Weight is shifted to the back hip, putting the knees, hips, and shoulders at a pleasing angle
SLIGHTLY bend forward at the waist to minimize and flatter upper body features
and chin area. Most women
tend to lean away from the camera instinctively. Always lean
towards, not away from the camera.
Do not have Arms glued to body
o Slightly bend arms at the elbow and pull them away from the body by
putting them on hips, holding an object (bouquet, piece of her clothing,
someone’s hand, etc), placing in front or back pockets, clasping behind back,
resting against a wall, or putting arms overhead.
Tip head slightly up or slightly down to show
confidence, legs apart whether sitting or standing, shoulders square to the
camera to make subject look larger and more masculine, folding arms across chest, and putting hands in pockets.