Welcome to the third week of National Photography Month! This week, we’re diving into our third posing series – all about how to pose while working. Whether you’re capturing candid shots at the office, or showcasing your craft at home, these tips will help you nail that authentic work look.
Here are a few tips to help you feel confident and look your best in your next standing photoshoot:
- Use props: Incorporating props related to your work can help add context to your photos and make them feel more authentic. For example, if you’re a writer, try posing with a notebook or laptop. If you’re a chef, consider using cooking utensils or ingredients.
- Mind your posture: Especially while sitting at your desk. Good posture is just as important while working as it is in any other pose. Sit or stand up straight, relax your shoulders, and make sure your back is not hunched over.
- Show your process: Instead of just posing with your computer or phone, try to show the process of what you’re doing. This can make your photos more interesting and dynamic. For example, if you’re a painter, consider taking photos of your palette and brushes, or of you in the process of painting a canvas. Or if you work a lot on your phone, take an actual work call during the shoot to show mannerisms and expressions!
- Make it Authentic: When posing at your desk, adding props can make your photos more interesting and authentic. Try using office supplies like a pen or notebook, or incorporate personal touches like a plant or framed photo to create a more personalized feel. Remember to choose props that are relevant to your work or the overall theme of your photos, and make sure they look natural and not overly staged
Remember, the key to nailing your work poses is to embrace the authentic, natural look. Stay tuned for more insider tips and tricks on how to look your best in front of the camera!