4 Senior Photo Posing Tips To Help You Pose Like A Pro
Jun 11, 2020 | By: Shaun Stockton
It is photo shoot day!!!! Yay! Sometimes, even with the help of some great senior photo posing ideas, you may still feel a little stiff or rigid in front of the camera. This is a natural reaction when having a professional photographer taking your pictures. Because let’s face it, how often do you have a large lens taking pictures of you? But if you are planning on taking professional senior photos, these senior photos posing tips should help you bring your vision to life and help you feel even better and more confident in front of the camera!
Tip #1: Relax Take a moment to yourself - breathe deeply and try not to overthinking this moment. Remember this is about you being you and capturing your final year as a high school student as authentically as possible. Your photographer will also help and will know exactly what to do to make you look (and feel) your best.
Tip #2: Don’t Fake Smile You definitely shouldn’t fake a smile. Besides the obvious issue with looking like a deer in the headlights, your senior photos should be more about enjoying these moments than forcing a smile. If you’re having trouble smiling naturally try laughing to yourself, or think of a joke — a meme, a memory, whatever — that always makes you laugh.
If smiling isn’t your thing, discuss this with your photographer. She can always give you direction to guide you to looking your best in your images.
Tip #3: Remember Your Posture More than a fake smile, bad posture is another contender for ruining senior photos. That’s because any pose, no matter how thought out and well-executed, can be destroyed by bad posture. So remember to keep your shoulders back and stand up straight (like mom always said to do).
Tip #4: Be Open To Taking Candids Candids are the types of pictures that will show you in the most natural setting. Not all photographers take candids. However, due to the nature of a photo shoot and the sheer number of photographs taken, sometimes you’ll find a gem in the candids. Don’t shoot down the idea, just because you think you’ll look better posed.
Use these tips to help make it a great experience during your senior photo shoot.
If you are interested in booking a professional photo shoot, just contact Shaun Stockton Photography. You will receive great pro tips to help make your photo shoot experience one of the highlights of your year.