The 20 Best Poses for Taking Beautiful Photos of Women

Here is a collection of posing samples for shooting female subjects. This post is useful for photographers and women when preparing for and during a lovely photo shoot. When inspiration is not that prevalent, these poses will come in handy. It’s also good to know the best-looking poses that highlight the best features of a figure.

1. Looking over the shoulder — a very simple initial portrait pose.

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image credit: Pavel Novikov

2. Do not forget about the position of the hands. The main rule — no flat, tense hands: the hand should be soft and flexible. And they should only be seen from the rear side.

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Ali ilker Elci

3. A beautiful effect can be created using diagonals. It also works with the rule of thirds.

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Konstantin Lelyak

4. Another open and attractive position — lying on the ground. Shoot better from a ground level.

Maria Petrova

5. In this position, model can play with her hands — and put them safely lowered to the ground. Lovely view for shooting on the street and among flowers and grass.

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Alp Cem

6. This position — a great way to demonstrate the perfect physique. It works well for the image of a silhouette shot against a bright background.

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Konstantin Lelyak

7. The main elementary pose which looks amazing. Again, when shooting, it is better to get lower and take pictures from the ground level.

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Jean-Baptiste Fort

8. And this amazing position is well suited for women with any figure. You can experiment with different positions of the feet and hands.

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Karen Abramyan

9. Sweet and playful pose. Great for any interior: in bed, in the grass or on the beach.

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Billy Nguyen

10. Easy beautiful pose which shows a remarkably beautiful figure.

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Thomas Agatz

11. Another option in a sitting position. One knee must be pressed to the chest, and the other leg bent at the knee and must lie on the ground. Look is directed into the lens.

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Yannick Desmet

12. Pull the hair back and slightly arch your lower back — this posture brings all the advantages of the figure.

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Emma Grigoryan

13. The body is turned slightly to the side, hands in the back pockets. Simple, and at the same time, elegant posture.

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Ali ilker Elci

14. A small forward lean can unobtrusively emphasize forms. It looks very attractive and seductive.

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Oxana Gurova

15. Hands are thrown over the head, the weight of the body is moved on one leg, the other is relaxed. Suitable for a slim physique.

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Mike Martfolio

16. Options for posing girl in full-height are infinite. This position can be taken as the starting point. And then, change the position of the hands, tilt housing, and so on.

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Karen Abramyan

17. This posture looks pretty relaxed. Do not forget that you can lean against a wall not only with the back, but also the shoulder, arm or thigh.

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Christian Teßmar

18. The figure should look like the letter ‘S’, the weight shifted to one leg, arms are relaxed.

Dmitry Elizarov

19. One of the most effective poses with a huge number of options. To catch the most advantageous position, slowly rotate the arm and continuously curve body.

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20. Romantic, tender pose. Use different fabrics and draperies. With their help, you can get really sensual pictures.

Maria Petrova

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