Friday, October 02, 2015

Blogger Problem #4: The Pose

Top: Forme | Pants: Mango | Shoes: Melissa | Bag: Forever 21
Lips: Tarte Amazonian Lip Butter in Watermelon

When you have been blogging for a long time, you find yourself going blank the next time you face a camera. You just don't know what to do anymore. If you aren't wearing too many accessories or if you don't have anything around you that you can use a props, you are left with no choice but to keep on repeating poses. This may not bother some of you as you try to look as natural in pictures as you possibly can but for those who are camera-conscious like me, you resort to your "tried-and-tested" poses again and again and again. This then makes your pictures look the same. You may be wearing something different but you end up looking like all your other pictures because you are doing the same pose. The location might have changed but the overall appeal of the photos are the same. 


I lack creativity. I used to believe that I am a creative person and that art is the path of my life. But circumstances have proven that my left brain is more dominant than my right. I lean towards logic and reasoning than passion and intuition. This is one reason why I sometimes can't think of any more creative poses than what I have already shown you. Or, I would choose the copy-cat road and imitate other bloggers (though I end up looking too trying hard or un-natural). But copying other bloggers sometimes gets you inspired to develop your own poses so I don't see anything wrong with doing that. Just make sure though that you don't end up looking exactly the same. You want to copy the pose but make sure you give it your own twist to make it look more you.

How to Strike a Pose
  • Confidence - of course, you can't pose in front of a camera and look natural and creative if you aren't confident enough. Don't mind the people around you. They don't know you anyway (unless you are very famous) and they will eventually forget how you look like after a few minutes. Also, be confident in your body and just move the way that feels natural to you. Go with the flow.
  • Comfortable - this goes hand in hand with confidence. Be comfortable in front of the camera, in front of your photographer and with what you are wearing. When you are comfortable in what you wear and the people and things around you, you start to develop your confidence.
  • Make your arms/hands look natural - do something with them. Don't let them just drop on your side and make them look stiff. Do something with your fingers. Hold your skirt. Twirl your hair. Put them inside your pockets. Just do something with your hands and don't let them hang stiffly on your sides.
  • Make use of your environment - if you can't do anything with your hands, do something with your environment. Are there trees around? Are there flowers? Are there benches? Are there poles? Be creative and experiment with the things your environment has to offer.
  • Smile naturally - do it like you mean it.
Thinking of different poses sometimes can be challenging. Sometimes you just don't know how to act in front of the camera anymore. Just remember to be confident, use your hands, look around you, smile and everything will come together eventually.



Top: Forme | Pants: Mango | Shoes: Melissa | Bag: Forever 21
Lips: Tarte Amazonian Lip Butter in Watermelon





Top: Forme | Pants: Mango | Shoes: Melissa | Bag: Forever 21
Lips: Tarte Amazonian Lip Butter in Watermelon






Top: Forme | Pants: Mango | Shoes: Melissa | Bag: Forever 21
Lips: Tarte Amazonian Lip Butter in Watermelon





9 comments :

  1. I love your blog!
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    kisses

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  2. Ahhhhh I completely agree about going blank once the shoot starts! Love the poses you ido especially the ones with the tree

    BCfactor Blog

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  3. Beauty! :)
    kiss

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  4. Haha I definitely know what you're talking about, it can be really frustrating... so I just stick to the ones that usually work. I'm sure no one out there is keeping track of my poses haha :)

    Bella Pummarola

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  5. Thanks for your tips! Until today, I struggle with my poses and always feel so awkward. :)

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  6. Very pretty, your top is beautiful.
    I am totally agree with your post, sometimes, it is not easy to change poses, it is frustrating ! :)

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  7. heheh great post..
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