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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Model Pose: Skirts

Recently, I assisted in a fashion photo shoot, and let me tell you: it was so much work but so much fun. More on the shoot itself in an upcoming post.

During this six hour (gasp!) shoot, I got to watch three beautiful ladies model some new and exciting dresses. Being behind the scenes of the shoot got me thinking about all the work that goes into poses. I mean, six hours of making love to the camera is no easy task. This then got me thinking about you wonderful bloggers and all the OOTD posts that I always enjoy.

So I decided to make a series of posts dedicated to modeling poses: they seem super easy, but surprisingly, are kinda hard.

Modeling a Skirt

Show off your inner ballerina

Strike a daring pose that let's the skirt flow. If you're a former dancer, gymnast or ballerina, this is the perfect time to reveal your hidden talent.

Pose Pro: Unique Angles; I mean, how pretty is this?
Pose Con: Difficult to hold; but it'll tone your abs and work your core

Image from Flickr

Gone with the wind

Let the skirt (and the wind--real or makeshift) do all the work. All you have to do is stand there and look pretty. Use a regular floor fan if it's a less than breezy day.

Pose Pro: Adds an ethereal feel
Pose Con: Getting the wind just right; you don't want the skirt flying over your face

Image from Wikimedia

Not just for little girls

I bet you thought you gave up on twirls the same day you gave up on Barbie, but think again. A slow, smooth twirl with a skirt will look great in a photo, but the keywords are slow and smooth if you want to show off the skirt!
Pose Pro: Twirls show details and how well the skirt flows
Pose Con: This may work for Sophia Loren, but generally, you don't want to show your naughty bits.

Image from Foto Mail

Sitting in skirt style

This is probably my favorite way to pose in a skirt. Sitting in a skirt not only showcases the garment, but it also makes you look very sweet and innocent.
Pose Pro: A high-fashion pose that allows you to sit
Pose Con: Since you're sitting, you have to figure out what to do with the rest of your body without covering the skirt

Image from Fashionsing

Have tips on how to model a skirt? Leave a comment and let me know.
Happy posing muses!



♥ Chocolate lover ♥ said...

hehe! yup the last one is nice :))

fashionjunkie said...

Great post, there's some really helpful tips there!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

I love the last photo!

ilsteviewonder said...

I love taking pictures Like this ! Great post! =)

Mimi-Louise-Love said...

im a growing photographer, and everytime i take pictures of my friends after they are sweaty and the have a new sympathy for models!!!!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

This is a great post! I have so much trouble posing in all of my OOTD posts. I do a bunch of funky moves, take a hundred shots (or it feels like it) and hope to get 3 or 4 good ones where my face isn't showing the work, if you know what I mean.
Love it! I can't wait for more of these posts!

Noche de verano said...

Cheryl what a wonderful blog you have!!!! Thank you for your sweet comment, can´t wait for the next modelling poses post!!!My favourite one would be the ballerina pose, makes the model look so femenine and graceful!!!

Lydia said...

Great post!
Thanks for commenting/following.
I'm now a follower of your blog!

Lydia xxx

Pierrot le Fou said...

great post! :)

re: i've tried selling stuff on ebay/gumtree before but it's always a bit difficult :/

Naka said...

really great posty i was hoping to do a HOw to poses post but u beat me :p

love it ^^
and thanks for following! I'm following back tehe and I'm planning on having a giveaway when i reach 250 followers :3

Golden said...

Thanks for this post! I enjoyed viewing the photos. I didn't know that there are some poses to "follow" in modeling a skirt.

Lots of love,

The Red Angel said...

Very interesting post! :) The last photo is awesome. Super creative skirt.


Jannie said...

that is so cool how you got to assist in a fashion photo shoot. :D the pictures are gorgeous and i really love the beautiful skirts. my favorite is the third one. the model and her skirt kinda remind me of marilyn monroe. :)

MizzJ said...

I can vouch for the sitting pose! Works every time.

Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Kristin said...

No tips here...I'm the WORST at taking photos. My champagne saturday pics take forever. HA!

miss anonymous. said...

The ballerina is my favourite, shame that I'm too uncoordinated and awkward to do graceful poses. :P

Follow me? :)

xx miss anonymous.

OneCraftyFox said...

Thanks so much for the lovely comment on my blog. Your blog is so professional looking!! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!

This post is absolutely beautiful. Have a grande day, sweetie :)

My Republic of Fashion said...

Nice pictures and a really helpful post.:)SarahD

LoliTa said...

great tips! nice choice of photos too :)

Dusk said...

Excellent tips hon! I am loving the look of your blog! Very professional, more ezine than blog. It's fab!

Kristin said...

p.s. In case you hadn't heard...Our blog has moved! We would love for you to visit us at our new site:
Unfortunately, if you followed us with Google Friend Connect you'll have to re-follow but everything else is the same! Hugs, K

nookie said...

I do hope you'll post the photoshoot pics too!!
I'll do one in july, and can't wait:)

Miss*Kimmy said...

This is such a visually stunning psot. Love all of the delicate and feminine poses.

Claudia said...

Why is your blog so amazing?

great tips! And lovely pics!

I am following u now!

Care to follow me back? Thanks!

Carina Joana said...

Aww, they look so cool!
Love them all <3

Christina said...

Fun post! These are all such pretty skirts and beautifully photographed too!

emma j said...

totally agree with you on all this...i have NO IDEA how much work goes into photo shoots until i assisted on one to...mine 12hrs eekk!!! and yes people think modelling is easy it so isnt lol xx

knk said...

beautiful skirt looks very cute i like it its cool

The Queen said...

Wonderful...I follow your blog
See you leter

Keith said...

Great post. It's full of useful info. This is my first time at your blog. I really like it.

Audrey Allure said...

Such great tips!

la bovaryste said...

amazing pics!!!! *.* the first and the last are my favorite!

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great post and all these shots.

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