When I first started blogging I remember how awkward I felt posing, especially in front of people including the photographer. It took years of confidence and practice to figure out the most flattering poses and to have my “signature” pose down. Over the years, I’ve learned there are easy ways to stand and sit that are naturally flattering and will even make you appear taller. Below are some tips to help you pose like a blogger.

Easy ways to pose like a blogger or influencer:

Tilt one shoulder back: It looks unnatural when you stand completely upright. When you tilt one shoulder back, it adds depth to your pose, helping you look leaner and less stiff. It also naturally forces the other shoulder to tilt up, adding some height to your figure. An easy way to tilt one shoulder back is to find a prop or wall that you can lean against. I love leaning against railings, walls, or poles.

When sitting, place both feet on different steps and sit on the edge: This is one of the best and easiest ways to look tall while sitting. The leg that is closer to the camera will appear longer, while the leg closer to you will appear skinnier since it’s creating a natural triangle shape which is flattering in poses. Also, sit on the very edge of the stair so the majority of your leg is floating. This will prevent you from pushing your fat against the floor, which will make your thighs look bigger than they actually are.

Always bend one leg: An easy way to make sure one leg is bent is to do the walking and posing trick (taking photos while walking back and forth). If you don’t feel like walking back and forth though, (especially in heels) bend one leg (the front leg if you’re standing) and lift your heel up so it appears like you’re in movement. This will help you look taller and more natural.

Move your arms around: Handbags make great props, but if you don’t have a handbag you might be wondering, what do I do with my hands? My biggest tip is to move them around and do things you would normally do. Play with your hair, put your fingers or thumb in your pocket (never put your entire hand in your pocket), or gently rest your hands on your face. The most important thing is to keep your hands light and airy like a ballerina’s hands. Also, if it feels awkward, it probably looks awkward so trust your gut and pose like yourself!

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