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Posing Tips, Revealing the Hour Glass

glamour model photographed in Kyoto, Japan

In previous posts I’ve discussed ways to accentuate the positives while minimizing the negatives for specific features from a woman’s figure. What I’d like to discuss in this post is how to bring it all together whether for a full body or partial body pose. What differentiates a woman’s figure from a man’s, is of course the hour glass shape. And for the purposes of this post I’ll discuss the easiest methods to revealing it.

With a full body, frontal shot, simply raising the heel of one foot requires the knee to be bent on the same leg. Doing so transfers the model’s weight to the opposite leg while shifting her hip outward. The hip shift can be subtle or exaggerated depending on how much of a hour glass shape is desired. The first image shows a subtle shift, the second is much more pronounced.

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Before your shoot practice this technique at home in front of a full length mirror to see the effect for yourself.