What are some good photography poses?

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    Jun 21, 2008 6:27 AM GMT
    I've been hassling myself with taking photos, and they always turn out really bad. So I am having a friend do the work this time, what are some good poses to look natural in them?

    Any ideas for backdrops? nature/places/etc.

    Thanks,


    ps, I hate the "I'm straight" sideways V shape that guys do using their index and middle fingers

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  • Timbales

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    Jun 21, 2008 1:43 PM GMT
    Try a sunny day in a park, but don't be in direct sunlight. Try to find some light shade under a tree. An overcast day with more indirect sunlight can be more flattering.
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    Jun 21, 2008 1:46 PM GMT
    Ask DiverScience. He's got plenty of tips for pics...oh and he's uber hot too (brains, personality, and looks) icon_smile.gif
  • Tritimium

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    Jun 21, 2008 2:24 PM GMT
    You could check out some online galleries - if you Google "male model, photography" or similar terms, you'll find millions. They'll give you plenty of ideas. Be creative, use your imagination and have fun! Looking forward to the results...
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    Jun 21, 2008 5:39 PM GMT
    Any and all events with family and friends!!
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    Jun 21, 2008 5:46 PM GMT
    Morning and Evening light is the most flattering.

    Oh, and pictures without heads are the Hawtest (sarcasam)
  • iHavok

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    Jun 21, 2008 7:18 PM GMT
    Personally, I prefer a good candid shot to a posed one. It's fine to look good exactly when you want to, but if u can look good in an everyday setting, without a lot of prep work, kudos to you.

    and if you are serious backdrops, personally I like taking my pics outside. I love being outside to begin with, but also, it provides unique lighting, and fewer chances of this happening...


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    Jun 21, 2008 7:25 PM GMT
    That's just horrendous.
  • NYCguy74

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    Jun 21, 2008 8:22 PM GMT
    People can just be so unaware of their surroundings sometime. that picture made me laugh.
  • zi0nx5

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    Jun 21, 2008 9:50 PM GMT
    This sounds shallow, but know your angles. Your black & white photo is a damn good example of that icon_smile.gif And direct lighting (like a camera flash) may or may not be good at making you look good, more likely not. Ambient natural lighting like being outside or an incandescent lamp that casts shadows in the right places works. Just basic photography principles.

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    Jun 22, 2008 4:07 AM GMT
    Natural or soft light is easiest to work with. Harsh light can bring out more definition, but it's harder to control. Make sure you have an uncluttered background...the attention should be on you.
    Experiment with posing, angles and expressions. Shoot digital...the instant feedback is a big help if you're not used to being in front of the camera. Don't make eye contact with every shot. Gazing away from the camera can creat different moods.
    Most important, relax, cut loose and have fun. The more you enjoy the shoot, the more you'll enjoy the results.



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    Jun 24, 2008 6:42 PM GMT
    I think Timberoo would look hot, naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace smiling with a rose in his teeth.

    Tim you look much better clean shaven.

    Any thoughts?


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    Jun 24, 2008 6:43 PM GMT
    Pictures while eating candy are always good LOL
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    Jun 24, 2008 6:47 PM GMT
    I need more active photographs, but the paparazzi doesn't follow me around as much as they used to. I blame Miley Ray Cyrus.
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    Jun 24, 2008 6:55 PM GMT
    Some people just don't photograph well, I know I don't. 90% of the time poeple tell me I look completely different and better inperson. I keep searchin for the right pose as well Oceanboy.....
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    Jun 25, 2008 5:48 AM GMT
    Thanks for all the helpful posts... and the myspace photo, that I might have to retake myself one of those.
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    Jun 25, 2008 6:22 AM GMT
    Diffused light (as on an overcast day) is preferable. If you want to highlight masculinity, directly face the camera and have the main light source light one side of your face. You can you a newspaper or white cardboard to bounce some light on to the shaded side of your face, but it should be noticeably darker.

    You could either be in the center of the frame, makes you more direct, imposing. To make it less direct and more interesting, mentally divide the frame into 3rds vertically and horizontally, and place yourself on the intersection of a set of lines (rule of thirds, which isn't really a rule).

    For backgrounds, either go with something plain (it would focus attention on you, the subject) or an interesting one that says something about it. If your a dynamic, colorful, active person, find something that gives that feeling. If your a pillar of calm thoughtfulness a time elapsed shot is sweet. Go to a busy cafe where people are and sit outside and have the camera take a 1/2 - 1 second exposure. Don't move. You'll be in perfect focus while all the people are blurred in their movement.

    1: Know your subject (that would be you)
    2: Focus attention on the subject (rule of thirds helps, can also use lines to direct eyes, frame, highlight, or use aperture settings to blur the background)
    3: Remove clutter ( if you're the subject, and your neighbor's cat is in the frame, it's clutter, since it doesn't add anything to you ( as your own pet may) and only distracts from the subject)

    Follow those three things and you will have a Good picture.


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    Jun 25, 2008 7:25 AM GMT
    my favorite pose is naked. My favorite backdrop is nature or more naked people icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 25, 2008 8:28 AM GMT
    The park is good.