Want to exude confidence and sensuality when you pose for the camera? You need a sexy posture! These 6 essential steps will guide you head to toe through proper modeling posture, ensuring you look absolutely stunning in every photo taken of you.
WHAT IS MODELING POSTURE?
Modeling posture is the foundation for captivating posing. Learning what this posture looks and feels like will help you to look more poised, feel more confident, and think less in front of the camera. It's not just about standing up straight; a sexy posture conveys control, grace, and allure through every inch of your body.
How to Get Model Posture
1. ENGAGE THAT SEXY CORE
Engaging your stomach muscles will help you to maintain stability and control in your poses. This will not only give you a confident posture, but also create a sense of strength and poise in your poses. Focus on drawing your navel towards your spine and lifting through your pelvic floor to activate your core muscles without tensing them excessively.
2. Arch Your Back
Arching your back is a game-changer in modeling. It creates a beautiful curve in your spine, elongating your torso and accentuating your natural curves. Practice arching your back to add some sexy posture to your elegant poses.
3. Stick out that Booty
Don’t be afraid to emphasize that tush! Not only does it help define your lower body, but it also adds an element of allure and confidence to your stance. Embrace your curves and give your booty a subtle pop to enhance your overall pose.
4. Relax Your Shoulders
Your shoulders play a crucial role in conveying openness in your confident posture, but when you’re nervous, you might tend to pull your shoulders up towards your ears. Instead, roll your shoulders back and down to create an open demeanor that exudes a subtle confidence.
5. Point Your Toes
Pointing your toes elongates your legs and creates what we call “long and graceful lines''. This is a good thing, because your pose is going to appear more elegant and refined. Think of how a Barbie doll’s feet look, and whether you're standing, sitting, or laying down, remember that pointing your toes is a part of keeping your sexy posture.
6. Relax Your Face
Even if you have a sexy posture, your facial expression can make or break a pose. So even if this is your first boudoir session or photoshoot and you’re feeling nervous, try your best to keep your face relaxed and natural. Don’t worry about doing everything exactly right! A good photographer will help guide you if anything can be improved in your poses.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO MAKE “MISTAKES” – THEY LOOK GOOD!
Why do models slouch? While slouching as a result of fatigue, discomfort, or lack of awareness can sabotage even the most beautiful pose, mindful slouching with an otherwise engaged modeling posture can actually add visual interest to your poses. Especially in boudoir photography, you can use some mindful “slouching” to convey a relaxed, comfortable, laying-around-in-bed kind of feeling.
CONFIDENCE IS ALWAYS SEXY
With these tips in your arsenal, you'll be well on your way to mastering the art of how to get model posture, which will allow you to exude confidence and sensuality in every pose.
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