Male models are known not only for being attractive but also for knowing how to work all the angles. Models are great at posing, whether for the camera, the runway or simply to wink at the person looking their way. Even if you're not a model, you can learn to pose like one and get people looking your way.
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Look through some magazines, and study how the male models are posed in different ads. Take note of their posture, angle of their chins, control of their limbs and, most importantly, the look in their eyes. With each pose, a model is supposed to be conveying a message. The message needs to originate from and shine through the eyes.
Stand in front of a full-length mirror. Look at your body and evaluate it honestly. What are your best features? What are your less desirable features? You want to highlight the positive items.
Move slowly and casually as you watch yourself in the mirror. One of the most common mistakes beginning models or those trying to pose like them make is thinking they have to move quickly through poses. You want to move normally and flow from one pose to another.
Ask a friend to come over and photograph you. Casually get into one pose, then slowly move into another and another. Make sure your friend takes pictures the entire time. Try to express different emotions and thoughts with each pose or sequence of poses. Look at the photos. See how your expressions appear. Were they conveyed correctly?
Print out the photos and examine your body lines. Take note of what looks good and what doesn't. Go back in front of the mirror and practice the things that looked good and work on making the others better. Do another photo shoot with your friend. Look at the pictures again. Continue to practice.
Tips and warnings
- Remember to have fun with it and relax.