Male Photo Shoot Ideas

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Male Photo Shoot Ideas
Get a range of poses indoor and out to obtain a diverse range of images from your photo shoot. (photographer image by igor kisselev from

Photo shoots are a great opportunity to create memories for your personal album or build a portfolio for a modelling career. Still photographers work with models to create a range of images including portrait style and live action shots. Give your photographers the opportunity to create fun illusions using themed photo shoot ideas.

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Show your athletic prowess with a sports photo shoot. Except in your photos, use a trampoline to create the illusion of extreme action shots. Ask your photographer to capture shots of you at the peak of your jump where you appear to be effortlessly gliding in the air. Create a series of images in one sport, and once you have exhausted your poses, switch to the next sport. Keep the expression on your face intense, but pensive. Avoid frown lines and exaggerated expressions so that your face looks smooth and clear.


Nothing makes your personal features stand out more than a uniform. Find military, policeman and firefighter uniforms and have them pressed, if possible. Next, take photos standing against a neutral coloured wall. Grey, black or white works best. Maintain the same facial expression in each photo. In post production, you can add all three of your poses together to create the illusion of three versions of yourself in different uniforms. Remember to use the same lighting style for each pose so that the shadows on your face are identical.

Wild West

Western themes traditionally represent masculinity. Create a scene from the wild west using a horse and cowboy attire. Your cowboy attire should include a red handerchief, leather chaps, dusty blue jeans, a button down shirt and large cowboy hat. Pose riding on the back of the horse if you are a skilled horseback rider, otherwise, tie the horse to a post and pose while sitting still on the horse's back. For your shooting location, you can try a nearby farm or open field of grass. Also, consider shooting in a studio in front of a green screen. A green screen allows you to add a background using special effects in post production. If you choose to shoot in a studio, remember to gather props needed for the foreground. Props are any items you will touch during the shoot.

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