Brand New Poses for Christmas Photography

Wednesday, December 23, 2020, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Being a photographer is about more than just technical skill and aptitude for photography.

First of all, you need to keep in mind that the people who you take photographs of aren’t necessarily professional models.

This is why it’s your job to instruct them on how they should behave and pose.

For starters, you need to learn as much as you can about the “how” and the “why” of the pose in question. Only this way will you be able to assist them properly.

Keep in mind that even a non-model can master this quickly, with the right instruction.

Here are some tips to help you help them.

  • In action

    In a case where spontaneity is the ultimate objective, taking a picture of a person in action is always the key. Just remember that they shouldn’t necessarily be in action. The activity will be staged so that every element in it acts as a prop that’s supposed to make the whole a lot more sensible. The key thing here is the absence of shadow, which can only be achieved through suitable lighting. Ideally, you would take a myriad of photos of a given activity in hopes of getting one or two that match your objective.

  • Pyjama party

    The next thing that a lot of families insist on is the pyjama party photo session. This captures the spirit of Christmas by sending a message that the family in question is enjoying the quiet time of the year. They have no intention of going out, they have no plans to do anything but spend time indoors with their family. Having matching pyjamas is something that can make the photo even better. Moreover, you should go for natural makeup to avoid getting an adverse effect. Taking photos during a real slumber party is even better.

  • Profile picture

    Profile Picture

    A lot of companies insist on corporate headshots as a profile picture. During the holiday season, they may schedule a photo session and, at that time, they might use the opportunity to update their About Us page, as well. As far as the proper posture goes, looking slightly above the lens of the camera is generally a good tip. Pushing one’s chin (and ears) forward is another great idea. If the person in the photo has long, loose hair, they have several options. They can bend all hair behind the shoulders, put it all in front of the shoulders or choose a side that the hair should be on.

  • Snow kisse

    If there’s snow, you can go for the so-called snow kisses pose. If not, artificial snow or even confetti would do the trick. This can give you so much room to work with. With kids as models, you will get the cuteness overload effect. Even with adults, the impression will be quirky and wholesome. When it comes to encompassing the spirit of Christmas, emulating the joy that comes with the snow is your top pick. The best way to further enhance this is with a festive background. Having a Christmas tree in the background is probably the simplest way to achieve the desired effect.

  • Pets as models

    Lastly, nothing says Christmas like your family pet. This photo can easily turn into a merry Christmas card that you can send to friends and relatives. With no humans in sight, you can truly make something extraordinary out of this session but it all comes down to your patience. Even the most hyperactive of pets will get into a photo-ideal position and all you need to do is wait. Household pets are natural models and all you need to do is give them the opportunity to prove this.

In conclusion

At the end of the day, you need to keep in mind that it is quite likely that some of your clients will have ideas of their own. It is your job to give them a chance to choose for themselves. The thing is, however, that if they ask you for advice, you need to have something creative and fun to offer. Moreover, while they may not know proper techniques, they can still recognize the quality of the result. By helping them choose the right pose and adjust their posture, the result will be more impressive and their satisfaction much greater.

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Leo KingLeo King is a 28-year-old freelance English teacher and a passionate part-time writer. He is a novel aficionado and interested in reading and writing articles about home improvement, business, fashion, health, marketing, web designing, technology, and related niches. He lives with his wife and family in Sydney. Here is his Twitter

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