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Best Tips for Posing - Men's Photography

It's not an unusual thing to hear men say, "I hate photo shoots." Well, let me tell you that not anymore! So, if you have a male model, don't think that there are very few options to pose, as in reality, the opposite is true.

 

Here, we have listed a few of the male poses that are best to get amazing photos for your men's photography!

 

  1. Full Face Shot (Facing Forward)

 

It is seen that most of the time men's expressions are always on the serious side. But to get more relaxed pictures, try close-up shots that focus on the eyes and face only. Ask your model to start the men's photography session with an angry expression, then a poker face, and at last ask to give a pleasant and smiling face. This will give you a better understanding of what expression works best for the individual's face. Give him some instructions, such as a neutral expression but cheerful eyes, etc. You can also come up with various storylines that can help your model get different facial expressions.

 

  1. Full Face Shot (Angled)

 

In case you are a professional photographer and are working in a studio, then using different lighting options can help you get some artistic photographs. This will also make it easier for you to show the different aspects of the male face.

 

Below are a few tricks that can help you get the best full face shots -

 

  • It is best to use a long lens for a clearer picture of the model's face.
  • In case your model is a bit overweight, ask him to look up at the camera that can shed the unwanted pounds.
  • When the model is facing you, ask him to push his chin slightly forward, which will elongate his neck.
  • If you are thinking of a mysterious theme, then tell your model to give a more neutral expression.
  • Avoid excessive head tilts.
  • Try to get unplanned shots, happening by accident.

 

  1. Hands

 

Hands depict their own story in every picture. Usually, male hands are a symbol of strength. So, do not overlook this men's photography gem as hands can add a lot of elements to your image. Ask your model to do things with his hands, such as playing with his own watch or correcting his cufflink. You can also ask him to hold something that matches your theme. Another thing to keep in mind is to use minimal editing as people love to see the scars, veins, freckles that show the history the hands portray.

 

  1. Full-length Shots

 

One of the main things that you have to keep in mind, for full-length shots, is to make sure that your model's outfit fits your overall photography theme. You can opt for various types of backgrounds for different types of themes. Also, ask your male model to look at the camera directly. For a full-length picture, it creates a more interactive as well as an attractive picture. 

 

  1. Cropped Shots

 

Cropped shots are the best way to zoom in on your male subject. Ask your male model to face forward, so that you can easily zoom in and get cropped shots. These shots should preferably be above the waist or only his head and shoulders. 

 

  1. Detail Shots

 

It is a fact that everyday actions can actually make great shots. Give a break to your male model and just let him do whatever he wants to do. He may tie his shoelaces, fix his tie, reset his watch or groom his hair - capture these details as they look amazing when captured in a picture. And often, these shots become the favorites out of any photoshoot for most of the renowned photographers.

 

  1. Walking Towards the Camera

 

Ask your model to walk towards the camera with long strides. Make sure to instruct him to look in different directions. The model must look smart with his good posture and a neutral expression. Once again, his hands should have a purpose - ask him to hold onto any prop such as jacket, briefcase, etc.

 

  1. Sitting (Chair Facing Forwards)

 

Using a chair as a prop can give you versatile pictures. It is the smartest way to do seated poses for any male model that looks attractive as well as masculine. All your model has to do is normally sit on the chair and lean forward. Or else, he can sit back on the chair facing the camera and lean on the backrest.

 

The conclusion - 

 

These are some of the freshest inspirations, which can help you get the best pictures when it comes to men's photography. One of the main things that you should keep in mind is to help your model getting comfortable in the atmosphere so that he can give you the best shots.

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