The era of social media has taught us many things, one being: the internet has a LOT to offer. For instance, if you're looking to discover foolproof photography hacks or pick up on some red-carpet-ready poses, just hop on to Instagram—it’s as if you can find inspiration at every nook and corner!
Agreed, celebrities have access to a fully stocked wardrobe, state-of-the-art technology, and professional photographers. But, this in no way suggests that you can't do a pretty good job at capturing Instagram-worthy clicks if you follow some basic rules.
If you're just about to tie the knot with your once-in-a-lifetime love and need some tips on how to strike a pose for those dreamy, memorable shots, we're here for you (actually, the stars are). Below, we’ve shortlisted a few tips on how to pose—courtesy celebrity Instagram feeds—that you must bear in mind the next time you get your camera out.
Hey bride-to-be, we know you're probably struggling to calm your nerves amid wedding planning and your never-ending bridal checklist, but if you want to shine on your big day, you have no choice but to do so. People can tell if you’re too tight or tense in your photos. So, before posing for a picture, relax your shoulders, face muscles (basically, every part of your body).
Maintain Good Posture
Slouching is a CRIME. Stand—or sit—upright, hold your stomach in, and glare into the camera, looking all confident and powerful.
Work Your Angles
When taking a full-body picture, make sure that the camera is just below eye level. A photograph aimed ever-so-slightly upward makes for long lines—hello, legs! Also, hold the camera above while taking a face-focused shot to give it more definition and to accentuate your best features.
Know Your 'Good Side'
Some people have a good and a bad side—we're not talking personality, FYI. So, identify which side works better for you, and flaunt it. Take a cue from Jacky.
Walk It Like You Talk It
Some of the best poses aren’t poses at all—they are actions caught in the moment. Try strutting down the street (or elsewhere) and take bursts of photos. Odds are, you’ll find at least one good picture from a bunch of not-so-good ones.
The Over-the-Shoulder Look
A celebrity red-carpet favourite, begin by having your back to the camera and then looking over your shoulder. Lift your shoulders, curve your back, and lower your chin slightly.
Elongate Your Lines
To look taller and sharper, stick one foot out or stand on your tippy-toes. You could also stand with one leg crossed over the other to narrow your hips.
One Hand vs. Both Hands on the Hips
A 'can-never-go-wrong-with' pose, place one hand on your hip, tilt your body, and look to the camera. The other hand can comfortably dangle along the side of your body. Alternatively, you could place both your hands on your hip, coupled with a smouldering gaze.
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