Idk about you, but I often struggle knowing what to do with my hands during photos…I virtually turn into Ricky Bobby in Talladega Nights.
Below I listed a few tips and tricks I use, so that I don’t have awkward hands in my photos.
Props: Props are one of the best tools you can use.
Whether it be a hat, a cup of coffee, flowers, or a purse. Using a prop helps to give your photo more depth and makes it feel more natural and not forced.
Surroundings: Utilize your surroundings, make the background apart of the picture.
If you’re in a space with chairs, lean on the chair. If you’re in a flower field, pretend to pick flowers.
Depending on where you are, you can make your surrounding be the prop in the photo.
ARM SWING: Another method I use is slowly swinging my arms while shooting. It feels weird while you’re doing it, but the end result always looks really good.
Just make sure that you are posing the entire time you’re shooting, it’s all about those in between shots that you’re looking for with this tip.
HANDS ON HIPS: My tried and true tip for what do with your hands while posing is either putting one hand or both on my hips. It’s a never fail pose for me.
I hope you guys find these tips helpful, these are the more common ones that you will see me use. If you ever have any questions on posing, definitely leave a comment and I’d be happy to help!