Posing Tips, Symmetry vs Asymmetry

Under most circumstances the primary goal when photographing the female form is to reveal its sensual curves. Though perhaps counter-intuitive, the best way to achieve this is with asymmetrical posing. Often this means posing the model with one arm higher than the other, or one leg straight with the other bent. The following two images illustrate this principle in both a standing and sitting pose.


Though much less common, symmetrical posing can be effective especially when used as a means to highlight particularly strong features of the model’s figure. As you can see with the following image, this model has magnificent legs and the pose to prove it.

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