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Posing Tips: Laying on the Floor on Your Tummy

If you happen to have a not-so-perfect body and would like to hide some of that bulge around your midsection, then this is the perfect pose for you. This gives the illusion of slimness, as the tummy is hidden from sight.

This pose is likewise ideal for shots of solo kids or a family portrait. For instance, the man can do this pose as his wife and kids freely pose around him. This makes for a casual family picture.

When posing like this, the subject lies on the floor on his tummy, and has to bring his legs up behind him, crossing them at the mid-calf area. The photo can then be shot at either normal camera height or at the subject’s head height, a short distance from the floor.

You can add background music and a bubble machine for additional effect.

Posing Tips: Hands in Pockets

Inside everybody lies a camera whore waiting to be unleashed. Given the perfect moment, nobody in his right mind would hesitate to a free photo session.

A common pose is one where the subject stands with his or her hands in her pockets. This makes one almost feel as if she’s just stepped out of the pages of Cosmopolitan. It makes anybody-male or female- who feels somewhat awkward to feel comfortable with posing, as it gives the subject something to do with his or her hands. How do you successfully pull off such a pose, then?

Have your model put her weight on one foot, and slightly bend the other leg. With her hands in her pockets, have her put her fingers in and thumb out, or thumbs in and fingers out. Either way, it gives a casual and comfortable appearance. All that’s left now is for the subject to look in the camera and smile naturally.