I'm sure you guys have noticed that taking photos has become a huge part of our world. We're really bombarded with it on social media. And whether you find it annoying or you embrace it, the truth is everyone likes to have a nice photo of themselves.
But when I take photos for people, I find that most people don't know how to pose in a way that's flattering. I find the majority of people aren't that comfortable posing and don't really know what to do with themselves, so today we're gonna fix that, and I'm gonna show you a few pose ideas that you could do next time you're taking photos.
Step one: Ditch baggy clothes. Big sweatshirts and jackets just aren't very flattering, so it's always better to start with those off. Let's start with full-body shots. This is what you don't want to do. Note how she looks kind of tense and unnatural. And this is what a lot of people just default to when they don't know what to do with their arms. An easy way to fix this is bring one leg out and rest a hand on it. This looks like you have a bit of purpose, more confident. And when shot at a low angle will also make you look taller.
第一步：脫掉寬鬆的衣服。寬鬆的大學 T 和外套拍起來不會太好看，所以拍照前最好脫掉。我們先從全身照開始。你應該不會想要看起來像這樣。你看，她看起來有點緊繃、不自然。很多人不知道手該放哪裡的時候，就會這樣擺。有個簡單的解決方法，就是把一隻腳伸出來，一隻手放在腿上。這樣你看起來會比較有決心、有自信。從低角度拍也會讓你看起來高一點。
Another great way to pose standing up is to add some movement. Take a step into your pose. Flip your hair. Set your camera on a higher shutter speed so that you're able to capture that exact moment when your hair flips or when you hit that pose. Since you're moving and not posing, these shots always tend to look a lot more natural.
Next, we have medium shots and portraits. Resting your hand on your face can be a great way to occupy your arms so they don't look awkward. However, in this shot, the hand looks very posed and can start to smash your face a bit and look kind of weird. What you want to do is have a hand under your chin a bit so that your arm is occupied, your fingers spaced out so they look a little more natural, and not actually resting your head on your hand but holding it just below so it looks like it is. You'll see this shot is more natural-looking than the former shot.
Moving on to sitting shots. Sitting shots can be tricky. You don't wanna just grab your legs like this. It might be a comfortable way to actually sit, but it's not very photogenic. An easy way to pose sitting down is to cross one leg over the other. It's also a pretty comfortable way to sit. Having your arms slung over a little bit makes it look like you're casually sitting there and not really posing for a picture so much. Sitting shots can also look pretty cool on staircases. When you're on a staircase, you don't really need to cross your legs, either, since there's more room for your legs to just naturally lay.
Another thing to do, if you're really just struggling with finding a pose that you like, is just go on Pinterest and look up what fashion bloggers are doing. You can even search "Instagram pose ideas." And you'll find a bunch of poses that if you would actually do them without seeing the photo, we'd feel kind of awkward but look good in photos. If anything, it's nice to have a couple photo poses that are flattering and you know you look good from that angle, because it is really annoying when your friend wants to retake the photo, like, 30 times. Like, I enjoy photography and little, like, photoshoots and stuff, but there's a point where it's just overboard. And it seems like people just wanna look like they're having a fun time but they're not really having a fun time.
如果你真的很頭痛，不知道到底該擺什麼姿勢拍照，你可以上 Pinterest，看看那些時尚部落客都怎麼拍。你也可以搜尋「Instagram 拍照姿勢靈感」。你就會找到很多拍照姿勢，但如果你沒看到照片呈現的樣子，你在擺這些姿勢的時候可能會覺得自己很怪，但其實拍起來很好看。要我說的話，可以找幾個很上相的拍照姿勢或拍攝角度，因為如果你有朋友要你重拍照片三十次，真的會很煩。我很喜歡攝影，還有一點修片之類的，但有時候有的人會太超過。就像有時候大家想要拍出看起來很開心的照片，結果只是假笑而已。
So, basically, now you have some poses so that you don't have to waste a bunch of time taking photos if you don't want to. Also, if you wanna get really cool photos and book a photographer, I would recommend checking out Shuttr.com, Shuttr without the "e." On there, you can find a bunch of photographers and their past work and book them and pay them on the website. I'm on the website. You can book me as a photographer if you're in LA.
所以說，基本上你現在已經學會幾個拍照姿勢了，如果你不想浪費一堆時間拍照的話，以後就沒這個問題了。還有，如果你想拍出超酷的照片，並聘請攝影師的話，我會推薦 Shuttr.com 這個網站，沒有 e 的 Shuttr。你會在網站上看到很多攝影師跟他們的作品，並可以在網站上預約並付費。我也在網站上喔。如果你住在洛杉磯的話，也可以預約我當你的攝影師喔。
All right, that is it for this video. Hope that you guys enjoyed it, and I will see you in my next video. Bye!