Top 5 tips for posing for a Perfect Portrait


Portrait photography, or portraiture, is photography that captures the personality.  It’s a popular form of still photography. It might be of a person or group of people. Along with using effective lighting and backdrops, posing is also important to capture the best shot. A portrait photograph is an artistic masterpiece in itself if these three things got right.  If you want a best portrait captured of yours, hire an expert photography partner like Darpan Fotos, Gorakhpur and learn some tips to pose right for a perfect portrait.

Pull the Chin or Ears Forward

Whether you opt for outdoor photoshoot stills or studio photography, posing right for a portrait is very important. When someone stands in their normal relaxed stand, or even stands up straight to have nice pose for portrait, there is a little bit of flab right beneath their chin. No matter how skinny you are, you will see this. Bring the chin forward, but not as much which sounds like the sensible thing to do, you will point their chin at you, which brings their face up and ends with you shooting up their nostrils which is not at all attractive. Instead, try to bring your ears forward.

Lift the Arm

When people stand naturally, another thing you do is stand with their arms flat at their sides. This causes several problems. First, it makes you look awkward and uncomfortable in the photo. Secondly, the arm presses against the chest. This squishes the arm out and makes it look larger than it actually is. Especially when you are posing in during a function photography like birthday photography or a wedding photograph, you need to remember to lift the arm, as you have bulky dresses on.

Leave Visual Space by the Waist

Everyone loves looking thin. One of the things you can do to trim down your subject is by giving them their “natural” waist, without any additives. What I mean by that is visually isolating the skinny part of the torso so you look as thin as you are. I had my model put her hands on her hips. The first photo shows no further posing. The arm in the back has no space between it and the torso, so it visually extends her mid-section. By having her pull the arm a little forward, you can see the space, so the waist doesn’t have anything adding visual bulk. When you hire Darpan Color Lab for candid wedding photography you get the best photographer in Gorakhpur.

Turn the Shoulders

This is a very simple tip, but important. If you stare at the camera head-on, you look bigger. This can be good when shooting a football player or CEO of a big company, but it is bad when shooting beauty or portraits. By having your subject turn, you are showing a slimmer profile of themselves to the camera, and look slimmer.

Eye-Iris is visible over the white mass.

When you want a far off, dreamy look and choose to have your subject look off camera, do not tell them to “look over there.” Give them an object behind you to focus on so you can control their eye line. You can see the majority of the white of her eye, which is a bad thing. You want to see the iris, the colored part. I had her look out the window next to the door. That small change in eye line brings back her eyes, gets rid of the white part, and gives a more attractive portrait.


Everyone wishes to have a gorgeous photo as a memory. May it be a function photography or a candid one….a trained photographer can help you pose right. But a little study of how to pose right for a perfect portrait will definitely add on!
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