Tips from a model show some easy ways to improve posing


posted Friday, May 24, 2013 at 3:15 PM EDT


Model Jen Brook made waves a few months back by posting an open letter to photographers from a model in which she discussed the things that made a shoot much better for her with a new photographer. The post went viral due to its excellent advice, and now Brook has made another post, this time from one model to another.

Her new piece, "Dear Model..., kindest regards, Other Model. XXX" is a collection of little tips that she has picked up in her years of modeling, particularly about how to pose to emphasize certain features, and hide certain flaws. If you've ever looked at a photo of yourself and wondered where your neck went, or why your arms look so squishy, it's a practical list of hints on how to minimize these problems. She also delves into interesting topics about light and shadow, how your nose can break the line of your face at certain angles.

It's excellent advice not just for people who aren't fans of how they look in photographs, but also for photographers who want to be better at posing their subjects. There are enough ideas here that you could easily give minor pointers to your model to make them look a bit more flattering, and have to spend less time in post production.

(via DIY Photography)