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Chloe Almeida

Strike a Pose! A Guide for Stunning Portraits

Jan 26, 2024

The Basics

The most critical step in ensuring a good result is establishing a connection with your subject(s). Having natural interactions is the key to success as you’re capturing the energy of your subjects. Creating a comfortable environment will make capturing those candid moments a breeze!

Next Up: Body Language

Guiding your subjects on how to sit and stand comfortably, in a way that compliments their posture will make every photo a perfect photo. Play around with movements to avoid stiff poses and use props for natural hand placement.

Sometimes smiling can get a little awkward, even if everyone is happy! You can say goodbye to awkward smiles by encouraging your subject to explore a range of emotions and relaxing their facial muscles. Happy, surprised, contemplation - whatever fits the vibe of your shoot.

Highlight Them!

The most important thing to focus on is your subject’s individuality, because that is what your photos will be showcasing. You can experiment with different angles, lighting and perspectives to highlight their unique features and to really capture their energy. If your shots have more than one subject, pay close attention to their spacing and arrangement and get them to interact with one another. As they say, a picture says a thousand words and you want your photos to scream “We’re having fun!”, not “We don’t want to be here”.

The Skylab Way

Even with this posing guide, we get that not everything can be perfect. Sometimes the lighting is off, or the background isn’t right, or your subject has a glasses glare you can see from miles away. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Skylab Studio, our AI-powered portrait editing toolkit has the ability to take your photos from drab to fab with the click of a button. Developed by photographers, its features are the solutions to portrait photography problems. Color correction? We can do that. Glasses glare removal? Easily gone. Teeth whitened and braces removed? Say no more. Want to find out more? Read this blog post to get the full-scoop. But just trust us when we say it’s your one-stop shop for a full-proof editing experience. And the best part? It saves you both time and money, so you can have more time doing what you love.

Remember, practice makes perfect, so don't hesitate to experiment with different poses and styles. Happy shooting!

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