It’s a new day, and while we ought to find comfort in a mug of something warm, we choose to flash you with one of the tips for natural posing through Cynthia Indopwana.
Instead of standing, get or have a base — something firm to hold on to and help you through the portrait session — by letting yourself lean on something. Whether it’s a stool or the back of a couch or a washing machine. However, you accomplish it.
A leaning subject tends to look less formal and more relaxed than one standing straight or even sitting up in a formal pose.
Out in nature, we’ll look for trees, tree stumps, large boulders, low walls… Anything that forms a natural seat or the like is perfect, and anything vertical can work well too for leaning — like trees, tall walls and more.
If your photographer lets you lean, you may be surprised how quickly you begin to look more relaxed and natural since you’ve literally got something to hang onto.