This is the first in a series of Posing Guide posts by Kaspars Grinvalds from Posing App See below for links to the full series of posing guides including for kids, men, couples, weddings and more. Check out the full series here. Also see a post with some real life pictures demonstrating these poses here.
If you ever run out of ideas, get stuck in creativity or simply need some guidance when shooting female subjects, you may use following posing samples as a “posing cheat sheet”. Many pro photographers use such a technique when preparing for and during the photo shoot.
The poses in this article are selected as initial reference. I would advise to look at the poses together with your subject, especially if she’s inexperienced. During a photo shoot don’t hesitate to discuss with the subject which pose is or isn’t working in any particular situation. It’s usually very productive and you both will feel more confident in what you are doing.
OK, let’s start, one by one.