Best Portrait Photography Poses for Men
Many times men are not very much comfortable while being photographed. So don’t worry if you’re one of them. Start with a simple pose like this for an upper body shot with crossed arms. Make sure your shoulders are not dropping low and are pulled back straight. Little things like that really affect the pictures. Little things like blackheads would also affect your pictures. Get rid of them with these easy ways.
Believe it or not but a good standing portrait photograph needs a lot of work. From the body posture to stance and to where the hands will go, a lot of things are needed to be taken care of. The few things that you must always remember is to keep your feet shoulder-width apart and don’t forget to point your toes slightly out. That gives a confident look. Also, a straight spine must be your top priority. Make your face more photogenic by making it glow naturally.
When we’re sitting, our body goes relax and hunch over of its own accord. But you can’t go for such a pose while aiming for a sitting portrait picture. Attempt for a pose that will exude confidence and power and relax your shoulders but don’t let them droop or hunch. These are some of the common mistakes that you must avoid.
Every man has his own unique gait. Some might walk like nothing but just another stroll in the park while the male models make it look like a powerful stride. And that’s what you need while giving this pose for your photograph. Make sure it doesn’t look like a simple walk but something that oozes style and confidence. These amazing navy suits would look great for this pose.
One of the most preferred casual poses is the one with hands in the pocket. Of course, for this pose, it’s better to be clad in casual outfits rather than a suit since a suit and casual stance is something like oil in water. This would look great with casual jeans and your hands in your pockets with thumbs peeking out. It is a charming and classy pose for a casual portrait. Lips are something that catches eyes but not if they are dark and cracked. Make your lips naturally pink with the help of these tips.
Lying on a Sofa
It is the beauty of the expression that shows your confidence even if you are lying down on a sofa with a bit disheveled look. A bit of classy hand gesture, a neutral expression which is not that neutral exactly and you are good to go. Maybe flaunt your expensive watch that will make your picture more appealing.
One Leg Up
There’s just something natural and familiar when it comes to this pose, isn’t it? I don’t think any man needs to be told how to imitate this pose. It is one varying pose from that of the typically standing one. A wall is all you need to lean on that will give a relaxed vibe to your portrait while the expression that you would give will handle the rest.
Since we are talking about leaning poses, this one is also a great pose to try where you are leaning with your body against the wall. It might be your back, your shoulder or your arm against a wall or a window. This pose works great for both sitting and standing portraits. Your hands could go in your pockets to display the emotion that you mean business and that’s all.
Use a Prop
A portrait is a lifeless thing full of life. Adding a few props in the photograph adds more life to the picture. Use something like a coffee cup or a leaning pose with a cigarette in your hands with a serious expression.