(upbeat jazz music) – Hey everyone, it’s your girl Jenn and today’s video is
about posing for photos. I know it can feel pretty
awkward and daunting getting your picture taken, but it doesn’t always
have to feel that way. This is why I’ve whipped
up ten of my go-to poses so it just makes life easier
in front of the camera, and if you enjoy videos like this, make sure you’re subscribed,
the button is down below, so join the family! All right, so without further ado, let’s get on with the poses. So my first pose is called The Lean, and this one is super easy. All you’ve got to do is
find a wall and lean on it. You can lean on it
sideways for something more laid back and chill, or you
can lean on it just directly for something that’s more straightforward. But my little pro tip is
to kind of arch your back and pop your butt out a little bit and have that resting on the wall. It looks really weird from the side, but directly it just slims you
down and makes you look good. Pose number two is called The Crossing, and this is when you
have your legs crossed. I find that when my legs are crossed, the pose looks a lot more
dynamic as opposed to just having my legs just
parallel next to each other. I feel like the pose looks
a little flat that way, but when you’ve got it crossed,
I feel like it elongates your figure and it’s just
more flattering to your body. If I’m not wearing heels, I
always make sure to tiptoe. Those two extra inches goes a long way, and when you are tiptoeing,
you’re flexing your legs so it looks leaner and
elongates your body. The next pose is called The Strut, and this is pretty much
like the previous pose, but you’re actually walking. So instead of just having
one leg other the other, you’re actually gonna give
yourself a little one-two step. I find that when you
try and physically walk, it’s hard for the photographer
to capture that moment, so I do a little rocking motion, to try and capture that shot. It looks really dumb in
real life, but I swear when you get the photo, it’s
totally gonna be worth it. I find that the most
difficult part about The Strut for some reason is I
always blink when I walk. I don’t know why, but just
try and keep your eyes open, or if the eye contact’s not happening, feel free to just stare forwards for something that’s a
little bit more candid. So pose number four is
called The Coy Arms, and I decided to name it this
because when I do this pose, it kind of looks like you’re a little coy, like you’ve got a little secret, but this is when you have
one hand and you place it on your elbow, your
forearm, or even your wrist. Even the shoulder, I mean
depending on the mood that you’re going for
or the variety of shots you want to take, just
basically move your hand all across the opposite arm. One little pro tip is like
to pop up my shoulder, just to give it a little bit
more of an elongated arm, because it looks like it starts from here as opposed to here. So the next pose is
called The Candid Hands, and this is essentially just
keeping your hands busy. One of my favorites is
just a little ear tuck, like you’re just kind
of adjusting yourself, kind of caught off-guard a little bit. Just kind of fix your
hair behind your ear even, kind of flip your hair over, keeping your arms moving
and your hands busy, I feel like that always
translates really well in front of the camera. If you’re wearing an
outfit that has pockets, definitely use them because
you can just throw your hands in your pockets and you don’t
have to worry about posing them, it just looks like
you’re keeping your hands warm. The same thing goes with pants pockets. If you have a pocket in your bottom, definitely just throw that hand in, make it look like you’re
reaching something out of there, and if you don’t have any
pockets but you got some belt loops, those work too,
just throw your thumbs in. Kinda looks a little cowgirly
but I think it looks cool too. If you still can’t figure out
what to do with your hands, just throw in a prop. My favorite one is definitely
a drink in your hand, maybe a Starbucks cup or
a mug, a cup of coffee. It just keeps your hands busy, you can throw both hands on
them, take a little sippy sip. It’s just about interacting
with something in your photo as opposed to just standing there blankly. Next up we’ve got the Sit & Stare. One of my favorite places to take photos are staircases because I just
love how relaxed they look. It’s very street style. One tip I have is to always keep your feet on different stairs or different steps, because it gives the photo more layers, and it give a chance
to elongate your body, even though you’re sitting down. It just looks like you’re chilling, or you’ve had just a really long day, and you just had to
sit down on some stairs and take a breather. Pose number nine is called
The Look Back At It, and this is when your body is
facing away from the camera, but your face is facing
towards the camera, so it looks like you’ve
just been summoned. Like “oh, you called
for me?” type of thing. This one definitely
requires some synchronizing with your photographer, so maybe have them count down when they’re
going to take the photo, so you can move your head. The goal is to have a little
bit of move in your hair, but sometimes it’s just
really hard to get the shot, so I’ll just literally
just look back this way, and just get the shot that way. When all else fails and
you don’t know what to do, just pop the peace sign. This is an easy pose that anyone can do. You can have it directly next to you, close to your face, above, on somebody. I mean, anything goes with the peace sign, it’s just, I don’t know,
I always think it’s cute. This is one of my go-tos when I really don’t know what to do. I feel like it’s really
light-hearted, cute, and it promotes a good message, peace. All right guys, so those
were ten poses that you can try for your next Instagram post, or just any photo you want to in general. I am definitely not a professional model, and I know that there
are so many other poses that you can do, but honestly
these ten are the ones that I just kinda gravitate toward most because they’re
comfortable and easy to do. If you end up trying any of these, make sure you tag me on
Instagram and write down the pose that you used in the caption, I would love to see what
you guys come up with. It’s all about having fun
and capturing the moment. If you guys enjoyed this video, make sure you hit the like button so it’ll encourage me to film
more of these videos for you. I think for my next photo-taking
series video, it might be different locations you
can take a good photo at. I think I would divide it, I mean, even Los Angeles itself has
so many different backdrops, but yeah, I hope you
guys enjoyed this video, and thank you so much for
watching, bye! (kisses) (upbeat jazz music)

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100 thoughts on “How To Pose For Photos | 10 Easy Poses For Instagram | clothesencounters”

  1. Happy Sunday, Jems! I know posing for photos can feel SUPER awkward, but it doesn't have to be that way. In this video, I share 10 easy poses you can strike for your next picture. Which pose are you gonna try? ๐Ÿ“ท

  2. You said you werenโ€™t a professional model but I found your tips more helpful than model tips on here. Great video! I am definitely using these for a photo shoot I have coming up!!!

  3. Representing the curvy girls but nervous as itโ€™s my first professional photo shoot next week! Thankyou for posting this as itโ€™s already giving me some great ideas! ๐Ÿ’‹xx

  4. Hey love your videos, Iโ€™m currently producing photography for my brand of clothing and my tshirts have plain fronts and the design is on the back. How do you suggest I pose my models because I do want to try show their face?

  5. As someone who never knows what to do in a photo, I'm so glad I came across this video. All the poses are simple and are things that you would normally do without thinking about during your regular day so it's so much easier to do when you know you'll be photographed.

  6. Hey~! I just wanted to say thank you for making this video, I didn't use it to take pictures, I used it to practice my draw poses! Thanks!

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  8. I love these tips! I usually take my own pictures with a tripod and remote and get some great shots!! But I would love to learn more go to poses!

  9. When I was younger everyone would say I could be a model(I was also skinnier back then),but let's face it,if you carry some extra pounds especially in your face,plus my dark circles,big nose, what pose can I actually do without photoshop? ๐Ÿ™

  10. I was watching so many of these but they were all so wordy and barely ever showed the pose this was quick and easily explained and showing the pose exactly thanks so much very helpful

  11. Whats ur instagram acct? Like I will save all that poses on my phone so I can easily access it when I travel!! So great! ๐Ÿ˜

  12. Useful tip:
    Put music in the background to make the ankward silence shut up and not make it ankward for you and the photographer! (Maybe it'll also boost your confidence a bit too cause there's no ankwardness already I guesss) ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. my gosh with your face and body i would not even bother striking a pose๐Ÿ™ƒ you're too stunning๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  14. Watching this so my friends would stop exposing and roasting me on my Instagram comments. These are great tips โค๏ธ

  15. I just deleted my instagram account and made a video why I did and it'd be awesome if anyone watched for support and because I think the reasons are important to note why Instagram sucks and how it's bad for us mentally and physically! God bless ๐Ÿ’“

  16. Although it doesnt require too much professional it cute simple and adorable which makes it professional in it's own way thanks for the video.

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