Norwich, United Kingdom (PressExposure) September 16, 2009 -- â¢ Practice makes perfect. Research poses in magazines from models you'd like to emulate directly, and practise them at home. When it comes to your next photo shoot you'll feel a lot more confident. Also, ask for advice from the directors of previous assignments so you know what types of posture and position make the most of your body.
â¢ Keep your posture. Make sure you maintain a model posture when having your photo taken (unless directed not to of course!) You'll look much thinner and taller if you keep your back straight and your shoulders back. Whatever size you are, hold your stomach in as well to make it look more toned.
â¢ Think about what you're doing. It's important to be aware of exactly how you're positioning your body. However, as a model you'll need to look natural, this is where the practice comes in. A key point is to keep your arms and legs relaxed - you don't keep them straight all the time in normal life, so don't do it in front of the camera!
â¢ Facial expressions. When it comes to facial expressions, make sure you get some variety in your shots. Have some looking directly at the camera, some looking away, some smiling and some serious. Also, try not to blink when the photos are being taken!
â¢ Communicate. You'll feel a lot more comfortable as a model if you build a direct rapport with your photographer or director. It will make the experience a lot more enjoyable, give you the confidence to introduce your own ideas and ultimately help you with future modelling assignments.
â¢ Remember to breathe! It might sound pretty obvious but it's an important thing to remember. Don't hold your breath whilst having your photo taken; it will come across through the photograph and make the shot look unnatural.
Now you should have enough knowledge to really shine at your next modelling assignment!