21 pose for portraits of men
• 21 position for the male portrait
In a previous article we talked about the basic poses for group shots. Now consider the posture of male pictures.
It is known that men capture longer constrained than women. Due to this feature, the photographer added task - to help the man to relax and behave naturally to get good shots.
Preparing for a photo shoot is always a pleasure exciting time. There is a little secret - it is necessary to include in the survey and human process, which is removed. I noticed that a man feels safer if he knows the plan of action. Show this cheat sheet of your model, it's a great way to prepare for a photo shoot and story to help him feel more comfortable and confident.
So, let's consider the basic postures for men
1. The most common pose for portraits of men: with arms crossed. Pay attention to two things: shoulders should be straightened, picked up his stomach.
2. When it is necessary to shoot a full-length, then pose with arms crossed good work. Also ask the model to cross one leg over the other. Make sure that the weight is transferred mainly on one leg, or posture is ugly and uncomfortable.
3. Most often photographing a question: "Where do I put the hand?". In fact, the solution is quite simple. There are four main options for the location of the hands, which can be used in any combination.
1. Freely hanging on the sides of the body.
2. Hands on hips
3. Hands in pockets
4. Hands crossed on his chest
In addition, the arms should be relaxed, do not need to strain your muscles (unless you are a bodybuilder).
4. This is a natural position for a man in a standing position. Men, in fact, there are problems when shooting with the placement of the hands, so the option to keep them fully or partially in the side pockets can help achieve a natural and relaxed posture.
A variation of the previous posture. You can hold the clothes over his shoulder, the thumb of the other hand rests on his trouser pocket, his legs crossed. This position works very well.
6. This option for posture while sitting. The ankle of one leg is placed on the other knee, posture natural and relaxed. point shooting should be slightly raised above the eyes of the model.
7. Reliance on the wall - is another option poses for a portrait of the growth.
8. The pose leaning against the side shoulder to the wall. It works very well for both impromptu and formal portraits.
9. A fairly simple pose for an official or business portrait. Subject to the hand (for example, a laptop, a book, or even tools) can act as a sign pointing to occupation portrayed.
10. Contrary to popular belief, shoot a man crouched on the table in part, it is absolutely normal. The official portrait of such a posture gives some rigidity.
11. This is a simple posture for a man who sits at the table. In order to show the occupation model, can be included in the frame, some things on the table that will work as signs.
12. A small change in the previous posture. Very suitable for official or business portraits.
13. If you want to show the human workplace is not in front of, and behind it (such as a table), take a picture on the other side. The result will be official, but at the same time, outdoor portrait.
14. The man leans on the desk arms crossed. You can also put some of the items of the working environment on the table to point to the profession portrayed.
15. Make a portrait more attractive and interesting simply using the chair as a prop. Very suitable for shooting of creative people in their working environment.
16. The man sat down comfortably in an armchair. It works well when shooting the official and business portraits.
17. A simple and natural human posture, sitting on the ground. Variations pose possible to create, change direction and shooting angles.
18. Another option for sitting posture. Suitable for shooting outdoors.
19. Simple and relaxed posture for the seated person.
20. The relaxed informal pose. A man sits leaning back against the wall or any object.
21. Finally, let your main character will be portrayed in the frame. Do not be afraid to crop tighter, even if it is cut forehead and chin.
It should be noted that these patterns postures serve only as a starting point. There are no standards and each position can and must be adjusted depending on the shooting conditions and scenarios. You do not need to follow it literally. In fact, all you need for a good portrait - is the simplicity and naturalness of man. Simple backgrounds, simple clothes, simple postures and natural emotions.