How to instruct the model to pose

Many times my students ask me how they can ask a model to pose. In the following article a few tips and tricks on how to instruct the model to pose, but as a general rule: what the models natural poses are, usually are the poses that also look best. The instructing of the model should be viewed as a guiding and boosting their confidence rather than anything else. Depending on the expertise of the model, instructing the model becomes more and more mandatory, rather than essential.

Here a few common poses for men and women:

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