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Model Pose: Accessories

6/24/2010

The third installment in my 4 posts series on model poses is all about accessories. In so many cases, accessories really make an outfit--from the hats and headbands to the unique rings and flowing necklaces.

Here are various ways you can pose with accessories--ways that highlight these wonderful accent pieces of any garment.

Modeling Shoes


In Focus and Standing Out
Pose Pro: Forget about the background. Keep your shoes front and center in this pose the focuses on your feet and elongates your legs.
Pose Con: It can be difficult to get the right proportions without you coming off like a giant, unless that's what you're going for with this look.

Pose Pro: The focus will maintain on the shoes if you take your photo in black and white, stretch your bare legs out, but keep a splash of color. The color can be in the outfit you're wearing or, preferably, only in the shoes.
Pose Con: Difficulty lies in the color editing, but otherwise, the pose is pretty straightforward and simple.



Modeling Hats
Upside Down and Full On
Pose Pro: The hat is so obvious in this post. You simply can't miss it. Plus, it makes for a cool perspective.
Pose Con: Not everyone is comfortable with the upside down look, which is understandable. It can be tough to keep it pretty when posing in this fashion.

Pose Pro: This full on pose works so well with elegant hats. This is the best time to dig out one of your mom's old church hats and strike a daring pose.
Pose Con: The full, dramatic appeal of this pose won't be captured if the hat, itself, isn't dramatic.

Modeling Jewelry

Bare Skin, Tight Shots & Black and White
Pose Pro: The bare skin attracts your eye to the jewelry
Pose Con: Would actually not be great with too many accessories

Pose Pro: Creative pose that can feature rings, bracelets and necklaces all in one, tight shot
Pose Con: Don't use this pose for one piece of jewelry; it's best with multiple items
Pose Pro: Taking a jewelry shot in black and white highlights the jewelry more and everything else less
Pose Con: Black and white wouldn't be a good choice for vibrant jewelry, but as you can imagine, is great with pearls
Images from Flickr

Have tips on how to model accessories? Leave a comment and let me know.

Happy posing muses!

Oh, and I was interviewed on the blog A Reflection by Tuesdai! Check it out here!

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  1. Great tips. I need these for when i model my DIYs. really if i didn't have to be my own model that would be even better....but until then these tips will help.

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  2. Love these pics. Love the second hat.:)SarahD

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  3. i love the tips for photos!!!
    and poses!

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  4. great tips! Love the shoe tips!! :)

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  5. great tips, very interesting!
    And I'm looking forward to the blog feature, so nice of you! :)

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  6. i find rings to be the trickiest thing to pose for.. sometimes they're just so small and my hands are just awkward looking. hahaha! thanks for the tips though..

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  7. i actually turned my screen upside down to see the face of the model in the upside down picture...she definitely kept it pretty which is usually hard to do with a pose like that

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  8. cool. it looks very pro! :) what lenses did you use?

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  9. awsome outfit and accesories looks great

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  10. the second and third pictures was great! The model was have great pose and outfit.

    Yes, I'm crying too when I watched Toy Story 3. Pixar has 'heart'.

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  11. great pictures...and i'll be sure to try out these wonderful tips...thanks so much for sharing!

    Happy weekend!

    Persis.

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  12. Oh, this is such a fun, insightful post. Love the pictures you have selected. I don't really have any tips of my own, but would definitely give your tips a try.

    Have a great weekend, dear!

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  13. Great post! Great tips cheryl!! Happy weekend!!

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  14. This is such a fun post! I'm always having trouble coming up with creative poses for my outfit shots, so this has been VERY helpful and interesting. :)

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  15. Nice tips ;)
    I love shoes on the second picture! ;)

    PS: come to my blog, I gave you Sweet Blog award ;)

    Sorry for my English! ;)

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  16. HEY, sorry i thought these are your shots. :) thanks for the tips again.

    im not into photography but hubby is. :) tc cheryl.

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  17. This series is so helpful! This one especially gives me some great ideas for photographing my own close-up accessory shots.

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