I don’t believe that being a style blogger makes me a model, nor am I trying to be. My purpose is to share my personal style, and offer the everyday woman inspiration. What I want the most for my blog is to keep improving my content and pictures. When I am showcasing a look that I am wearing I want it to be appealing, and it’s not easy. In the blogging world it takes a lot of work to produce beautiful pictures. Keep in mind that style blogging is a career for some (which is awesome by the way). As a content producer you are trying to stand out among individuals who have help with everything from editing, to photography, and scenery. Today I am going to focus on posing. I don’t believe that I am the greatest poser, but I have improved massively (take a look at some of my older pictures). I am still learning, but I have some useful information on posing that has improved my pictures. Here it goes!
This is a universal pose that is done by most, if not all, fashion bloggers. This pose is great because it distributes your weight evenly, which is slenderizing. Here is what I do for the crossover:
- Stand up straight
- Make sure that you are holding in your core area (stomach)
- Practice crossing your legs in a manner that looks natural (instead of posed)
This is probably my favorite pose. I have learned how to shift my weight to one side of my body, so that I can appear thinner. You are going to have to practice this because you don’t want to look like your leaning over awkwardly.
- Try to keep you feet facing forward as you shift your weigh to one side of your body (I am pigeon toed, so this is difficult for me at times)
- Your body should be slightly angled – not completely to the side or facing the front
- stand up straight and hold your core in
The hand on hip pose is another extremely popular pose that you will see a lot. It is also a great way to camouflage a tummy (if done right). You can do variations of this pose and some will look more natural then others.
- Hold your stomach in as much as possible
- If you have a muffin top place your hand or hands directly over that part of your stomach and lean forward very slightly
- Practice variations of this pose to find the one that looks natural and less posed
This pose is the one that is still tricky for me because of my ummm….backside. I am not trying to overexpose myself in my pictures (after all it's supposed to be about the clothes). Although this isn’t my favorite pose, I have learned that if you slightly turn your body to the perfect angle you can really get a good picture. Due to the fact that you can’t see how you look when you’re taking pictures, I feel that this one can be tough to master.
I am heaviest at the lower part of my body, so I don’t find poses that require my legs to be extended far apart from one another to work for me (I tend to look heavier). If you have great legs, work them! A pose that I have been enjoying is the side walk away. This pose is great for me because it gives a very nice side view of my silhouette in a way that down plays the fact that my legs are large.
Sometimes you have those moments while you’re taking pictures when everything just falls into place. It is those beautiful pictures that you take when you were not trying to pose, you're smiling extra hard, or just playing around. These can be the most beautiful and unique pictures. A lot of people think we are having a blast during our mini-photo shoots, but that is not always the case. Sometimes we are tired, the weather is bad, or we are just not in the mood, and during those times our love for blogging shines through. So always remember to enjoy yourself.
Let me know what your favorite poses are, and what types of blog posts that you would like to see in the future.