I'm going to be participating in my first lolita fashion show and I'd really appreciate a photo dump full of cute poses, lolita or other J-fashion. Bonus for twinning.
Shut up, this thread is fine.
I like this pose, but I wish she'd made the twist of her midsection/hips a little less extreme,
This girl's poses are always my fave
You didn't do anything, anon. This is a good thread. A shitty pose can really ruin a coord shot.
Are there any poses that photograph well aside from the go-to one leg crossed in front of the other, and the kawaiiuguu pigeon toe poses?
I like this thread!
I have a question, how do you think what pose do when someone ask for a picture? I freeze in that situation, and I think of all the posibilities and it came so shitty.
It's a matter of practicing in the mirror until it's natural?
My default pose to go to when a normie asks for a picture is like the OP, feet crossed or slight pidgeon toe and hold out/push out part of your dress. Other poses you can practice for photoshoots or meets ect.
definitely mirror practice. the main thing is to not obstruct your coord, but also dont just let your hands hang by your side. it sounds weird, but i look at those generic disney princess poses (minus meridia and pocahontas in this pic) and take some cues from there. the dainty posture and hand placement still lets you see their dresses but are still in interesting poses
Style Savvy helped me a lot with poses.
They might not be the most original but I can take some generic and cute ones.
You'll become instantly fabulous.
This is actually a great idea, anon. I can see that Belle one being a really good, elegant way to also frame your face if you don't have a purse. I have weird long monkey arms, so I'm always looking for different ways to make them look less knuckle-dragger.
Practice in front of your mirror. Practice in front of your friends. Get them to help you pick poses that look cute. If you can, set up a tri-pod and take selfies. Have two or three in your head and learn how to do them really well. Look through pictures of other people whose poses you like. Steal ruthlessly from them. Figure out why you like their pictures. Is it their expression? Their pose? What are they doing with their feet, hands, etc?
This tutorial is awesome! It helped me a lot, specially on how to do the crossed foot thing on a less stupid way...
>random pic of pose I find cute
Try putting one hand on your waist or hips and sticking your elbow out or back a little. It instantly makes your pose more boyish/mannish without obscuring any part of your outfit.
I can't figure out how to save it to my phone to post it but look at The Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough to see what I mean.
>I'm somewhat ashamed to admit this but
>that painting was the first one to come to mind because it's in AC:NL
i was going to ask this myself, but it turns out i have some pics with poses i like so i can help you and answer my own question, which was also your question.
here is "the hat grab." not a tip, and the face is not obscured. also check out what those feet are doing.
a lot of ouji poses have a sort of jaunty feel to them, like the prince would rather be doing a jig right now.
when in EGA Mana often poses in a way that shows his rings off.
think like a pimp: strong hand.
this one is barely ouji but his pose is great.
if you are wearing a long jacket, open it up a bit
and do not be too stiff. let your personality show. this guy is strictly EGA but his poses aren't pretentious, he's usually relaxed and having a good time.
There are cutesy walks/poses and elegant walks/poses and which you would do would depend on the coord. For an elegant coord, lots of ballet poses, elegant arms, bows and curtsies. This "Regal". Here is a more elegant pose.
Then for cutesy poses, think shy, blushing, head in the clouds and perhaps even a bit silly. You want to be cute. Lots of big facial expressions. Heres a cute pose.
The most important thing to remember is that you are there to show off the dress. When you reach a long pose, "present" the dress in some way. You can do this by holding up the fabric so the print is more visable or by simply opening the arms outward as if to say "look at this". Also, make sure to hold still in a pose long enough for the cameras to catch it. If you move to quickly, even if your walk was good, the photos will be blurry and unsuable. Have confidence and dont feel silly practicing your poses ahead of time and asking for others opinions. Pic shows a good presentaion pose.
THIS. Most of the photos I take of non-professional models at fashion shows wind up blurred because the person hasn't held their pose for long enough and/or is racing down the runway. Anxiety causes most people to move faster on the runway than they realize. Focus on sloooooowing that shit down and you'll look better and have nicer photos taken.
This was a photo captured mid walk from an audience member not a photo from a photography session. Keep that in mind. I was not asking for a critique on my poses, If anything, critique my words because that was the real point of my post, yeah? Kay. I was giving an idea. If I were able to send the link to the actual video of the walk, it'd have been more effective.
Yeah I noticed that too. I made the same mistake my first few times as a model and my pics were awful because of it. I enjoy sharing helpful tips with others and vice-versa so glad to be of help :)
>Anxiety causes most people to move faster on the runway than they realize.
lucky for me, i tend to freeze in place.
in whatever unflattering pose i was in when the anxiety tsunami hit.
Different anon here. Didn't want to say anything but your walk was really awkward. I thought maybe it would look better in photographs. Even a friend commented on it... Not trying to be mean, sorry.
I have a very round Asian face and in some photos taken by others I look like Kim Jong. Any tips on ensuring a flattering face pose?