Getting ready for a photo shoot? Need some ideas on how to pose in front of the camera?

Ready. Set. Pose!

Everyone has their own style and rhythm on how they pose and work in front of the camera. Some people are perfectly fine using the same one or two poses, while others never pose the same way twice. For me personally, I want to come to life in photos. I love giving a glimpse of my personality and telling a story through photos.

One way I begin my blog posts/photo series, is with the

classic blogger pose.

What is a classic blogger pose?

One pose you may have seen your favorite blogger do is a standing full body shot. He/she is either looking to your left, to your right, or straight on the camera. This pose is a staple for every fashion or lifestyle blogger.

As a blogger, I’ve probably taken hundreds, if not, a thousand photos
over my blogging career. The classic blogger pose I described is definitely is part of my posing portfolio. But personally, it has also inspired me to venture out and diversify my blog photos with more interesting poses and shots.

Aside from this classic pose, a few things I strive for in my photos  are the elements of movement, symmetry, and emotion.


Here are 12 blogger poses to try at your next photo shoot:

One of the easiest ways to bring movement to your photos is to walk. Here are three different walking poses you can try!

1. Walk Towards the Camera

Simply start away from the camera and walk towards it.

2. Walk By the Camera 

Have your photographer walk parallel to you. You can make the even more interesting by looking directly at the camera.

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3. Just Walk Away 

This is the opposite of the walk towards the camera. Start in front of the camera and walk the opposite way.


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4. Lean Back (on the railing or on something) 

One thing you may see in my photos is that I interact with the settings I’m in by simply leaning back.

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5. Play with the Wind 

Embrace the wind! The wind is such a natural way to get movement with your hair!

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6. Laugh!

Laughing shots are a great way to exude emotion (happiness) in your photos. They also make you feel relatable.

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7. Lean Against a Wall 

It’s an easy way to do a full body shot to show off your entire outfit.

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8. Use your arms and hands to frame your face. 

Don’t be afraid to play with your hair in the shot or lift your elbows up.

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9.  Play with your accessory 

Like a hat or a purse. You can remove or put on your hat/purse or use it in your walking shot.

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10. Take a Seat 

I take most of my photos standing up. An easy way to change up your photos is to simply take a seat. It’s a great way to show off your legs!

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11. Use the Stairs 

I love photos with symmetry and clean lines. Stairs are an easy way to bring these elements into a photo. You can sit, walk up or walk down them.

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12. Have a Cup of Coffee

If you’re looking to create more of a lifestyle shoot, shooting in a cafe with a cup of coffee is easy to achieve that look.

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I hope you enjoyed this post! What are some of your favorite blogger poses to do?

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Thank you for reading!


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