How To Model - Posing Practice
Hi love bugs!
Welcome to my How To - Modeling series!
I will go over everything I wish I knew when I was a beginner in this series. From learning new poses, consistent practice, what type of clothing to get for digitals and model calls, how to take bomb ass digitals, applying to a modeling agency, your model bag, how to prep for model calls, easy DIY home studio, YOU NAME IT! This blog is just part one! In part one we will be going over poses and practicing.
My favorite way to practice posing is by putting on an outfit that I feel confident in, and to put on some music. I personally like to listen to EDM when I practice posing because the beat reminds me to switch up my foot placement and to change my facial expression, plus it’s hella fun to dance to and dancing is a great way to find new shapes with your body, after all, it is movement. I honestly think that in some ways, it is my dance background that helped me to get this far. I listen to Sigala's station on Pandora and it never fails to work for me!
Okay let’s get down to business, now that you have on something hella cute and some damn good music blasting, it’s time to get down to… your set up. Haha. We aren’t quite ready yet! I personally love to put my phone on a tripod and record a video of myself posing. If you do not have a tripod, no sweat! You can lean your phone up against almost anything to record yourself. I use the forward-facing camera so I can see myself and my movement. After I take a few videos, I go back and watch them to see where I can improve. I will screenshot poses I really like so that I can work on perfecting them and add them to my flow. Your flow should come naturally to you and not feel forced if it feels too forced it will 100% show in your facial expression so do what feels right for you. Not every model has the same flow.
Modeling isn’t easy by any means it takes time, dedication, and consistency. PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE! If I go for a while without working or without practicing, I can definitely tell when I get back in the studio, it shows. So you have to put in the time. I’ll say this, I’ve been modeling since I was 16 so I’ve learned some tricks over the years, but by absolutely no means am I an expert! Though I am happy to share with you what I have learned, and what has helped me along the way. Especially if you are a plus size girl. A curve model’s angles are different than a straight models angles or poses. We have to work a little harder to find shapes that work for us.
If you would like help with your posing, angles, etc. then please reach out to me and sign up for my Posing Class. I’ll teach you about angles, what poses are best for your body's shape, and how to play with your clothing, hair, and accessories for more interesting shots. I don’t know about you, but I ALWAYS feel awkward about what my hands should be doing in a photo, so tugging on your shirt, or your skirt, helps and will make you feel better about your hands LOL. Aside from my Posing Class, I also have a ‘Modeling’ board on my Pinterest that you can check out! It has a few cool poses and variations of movement so definitely check it out!
I’m so excited to be bringing this series to you and I can’t wait to see you use these skills and to grow, so grow baby grow! Please tag me in your practice videos if you decide to post them (@jordanleighcurve), or even send them to me if you want some tips or need any help.