Tricks To Pose For Your Next Instagram DP- Men
Posing for a picture is one of the most tedious jobs a man can do! Yes, we said man and not woman because, hello! Ladies are naturally born to pose for pictures and you can’t even imagine the types of poses they come up with. But what about men? We all know men are simple creatures with simple desires and can’t really be bothered with all these ‘posing’ matters. What about all those male models? Yeah yeah, we get what you’re talking about and that’s why we are here!
Today, we’re going to teach you all men how to pose for a nice picture, like a pro!
Before The Photo
You just got back home from your office and now you gotta plan for the weekend party the next day. Loads of people with tons of ‘clicking’ opportunities that you have to take advantage of. What do you do? Just relax guys because “The best photos are moments,” shares Sam Way, a model and singer-song-writer represented by Models1. “So, just be in them, and relax. Get a good night sleep, and don’t eat too late the night before either. You want to be as fresh as you can be. If I can I’ll do some yoga, or meditate the night before too.”
Your Posture, Hair, Shave, Clothes
Andy Barnham, a men’s style photographer who has been in the fashion line for a long time, presents his four pillars for taking a good picture: posture, hair, a shave and clothes you wear. “No matter how you want to look be it smart or rugged, all of these are easy to do, but they take thought and preparation before a shoot and are difficult to fix at the last minute.”
Keep It Simple
James Jonathan Turner, a London-based tailor, recommends that a man should keep their sartorial style clean and simple for the best shots. “I normally stickto different shades of grey jackets and suits if I wear them and I only ever wear white shirts when wearing anything formal at all. This also helps if I want a sot to be black and white as it provides a contrast.”
When The Camera Clicks
If you’ve had a girlfriend, you’ll know how many pics you had to take before she liked that one pic to post on her Instagram. So, going by that logic, you too need to take at least 100 photos and narrow done to the ones you like the most and then add some finishing touches to the pics.
What To Do With Your Face
Barnham advices that sometimes a certain thing may make one side better than the other and that makes it a must-hide blemish. “Sometimes there are obvious features to show or hide,” he says, “I once photographed someone with only one nostril, due to a bicycling accident, which was best avoided.”
What To Do With Your Body
We have dealt with your face, now is the turn of your body (no puns intended)! “Just get comfortable, if it feels weird, it probably looks too,” says Way. As mentioned earlier, posture is important. “Looking over your shoulder with your back towards the camera is flattering for everyone,” Miles says while discussing the best pose to strike. “It shows a good jaw line and angle for the face.”
Composition And Lighting
To be fair, these two aspects are for a professional photographer to worry about but these two factors do play a huge role in that perfect pic. Barnham agrees that natural light is the best. “However, bright light isn’t necessarily ‘good’ and an overcast day ‘bad’ for photographs,” he warns. “Bright light creates strong shadows and an overcast day makes for soft shadows. And sometimes rain in an image can be fantastic.”