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5 Posing Tips for Guys Planning a Senior Shoot

If your senior photo session will be your first professional shoot, you’re probably wondering what you should be doing in front of the camera. While your photographer is there to guide you through your photo session, it still helps to have an idea of how you would like to pose.

Here are some simple tips to help get you started.

1. Consider Your Best Features.

If you had to choose, what are your best features? What features would you like to accentuate in your senior photos? This could be your jawline, your chest, or your shoulders. Whatever features you would like to accentuate should be closest to the camera. Speak to your photographer about your favorite features ahead of time so that you can both plan accordingly.

2. Natural is Better.

When it comes to posing for your senior photos, it’s best to stick to poses that look natural. Poses that have you sitting down or leaning on one knee are just some examples of what looks good and not forced in front of the camera.

3. Don’t Worry about Your Hands.

A common complaint among people who get in front of a camera for the first time is that they don’t know what to do with their hands. Don’t worry about hand placement too much. Once you get into it, your hands will naturally find a place in your pockets, at your sides, or folded in your arms.

4. Don’t Be Afraid to Move.

Photographers actually prefer it when you move around a bit. This doesn’t have to be big movements either. Simply moving your head around can add some variety to your senior shots. Again, your photographer will guide you but if you feel nervous and find yourself stiffening your head or jaw, let them know.

5. Have Fun.

You will always get the best shots when you approach your senior shoot with a relaxed mindset. You are here to celebrate an important milestone, so have some fun with your photographer. These photos are meant to highlight your personality after all.

If you want to be extra prepared, head over to a site such as Pinterest to find some ideas for poses. You can also browse your photographer’s portfolio for inspiration.



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