Hello, my name is Shadia Elamin. I have been a model since I was 15 years old. Today, I will demonstrate to you a few helpful tips on how to pose for pictures. My primary focus is to provide a service that will put a smile on the face of everyone and make a difference in the life of others because I believe performing anything well is a goal of every human being. For this reason, I want to guide you in becoming almost perfect in all photo shoots whether to be a fashion model, commercial model or for head shots..
I want to share with you these basic principles for photo techniques. I’ve learned to generate these after I had mastered the very basics of a pose. These poses played a huge part of my success in my modeling career. They encouraged me to position and control my body movement during headshots, portraits, commercial prints, editorial fashion and catalogs.
Watch me with this valuable guide and learn techniques for photo poses that I have created during my career. I am going to explain to you how I’ve learned to align my body in a stable place in order to have complete mobility to move it easily from one angle to another. Once you have learned these techniques, you are on your way to accomplish your ultimate goal and you will never run out of poses. These poses can be learned like anything in life if you put in the extra effort and practice. I can assure you in 72 sessions of practicing, you will be able to grasp the pose and have the confidence to strike the best poses that you have ever dreamed of doing in your life time..
See me in this video; how I position and coordinate head, neck, shoulders, hands, hips and legs. The combinations are endless if you understand the basic principles. You will have an unlimited source of inspiration to create natural and graceful poses. Always have the head with the chin rotated to side avoid looking tense especially around your face. Face the camera then look forward and back away from the camera. Rotate your hips and shoulders symmetrically with each other this will enable you to complement the attractive parts of your body and minimize the unflattering parts of your body. Remember to think about something that makes you feel relaxed so you can give a graceful pose. For example, poses for headshots are taken close-up to the face. Therefore, it is important to be relaxed especially from head to shoulders and look straight into the lens of the camera; as if you were speaking about a mystery waiting to be revealed. These shots are used for acting jobs..
Poses for a portrait: are also taken up close to the face. These poses usually entail the selling of products, like make-up, skincare, accessories and so forth. In these type of shots be more playful with the camera, smile softly with your eyes and give the look of an angel. Think about nature and beauty to get into the mood of feeling peaceful..
Poses for commercial print: are similar to beauty shots but there is a slight difference. Commercial shots are used for specific products like toothpaste, pharmaceuticals, hair, nails and so on. In this case, you can have a soft look, big smile to show teeth or no teeth at all, it depends on the product. Use facial gestures if necessary; look happy, innocent, inquisitive, thoughtful or snarky. Let your source of imagination help you find the right pose. It’s also very important to follow the photographers’ directions as he or she will guide you to the right pose for the products..
Poses for editorial fashion or catalog shots: This features clothing that can be for high fashion, like Saks 5th Avenue Department Stores, Victoria Secret or anything down to earth like Target. Since the focus is clothing, you need to show off the body to complement the clothing. It may involve playing with clothing like putting your hand on the collar, holding the jacket open or putting your hands in your pocket. For high fashion, quirky look, think about the splitting pose, having fun jumping up and down like a careless happy kid but with purpose. This will work to create the right pose for the shots..
Tips for make-up: Nowadays, all the photographers use a digital camera to take photos due to this reason you must use suitable make-up for the camera so you can avoid excessive photo retouching.
Tips for skin care products: It is very important to use immaculate skin care products for your skin type with a scent which helps you get into an extraordinary mood. The scent will help you to be peaceful and serene so you can create the perfect feelings for the shots. Here is a hint for you! Let me tell you what happened to my face because of the use of harsh and unsuitable cosmetics for my skin type, I developed unbearable blemishes which caused me to develop clogged follicles that blocked my pores and gave me a condition called Milia or whiteheads. This condition looks and feel like grains of sands under the skin. This is a disorder of the sebaceous oil glands, it is an accumulation of dead, keratinized cells and sebaceous matter trapped beneath the skin. It may occur on any part of the face and occasionally on the chest, shoulders and back. As a result, of having these awful blemishes, I had to spend a great deal of time researching and testing many products to find a solution to prevent this disorder. At last, I had developed a new product that works well for me, it is called “Luminous Unity and Miraculous Purity Brilliant Brands,” by Shadia Elamin. I want you to know me, besides being a model and actress, I am a Skincare Specialist, Licensed Cosmetologist, Estheticians, Certified Total Image Consultant and a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. My specialty is the study of skin disorders and also chemical ingredients of products for all skin types. Let me explain to you, the skin is the largest and is the most important organ of the body; it performs many vital functions required for health and attractiveness. Usually, healthy skin is slightly moist, soft, flexible, mildly acidic and free from blemishes and diseases. The skin has immunity responses to any organisms which it comes in touch with. Its texture is revealed by feel and an appearance that is smooth and fine. A person with a good complexion has fine skin texture and a healthy skin color. The function of the Luminous Unity Brilliant Brand BB Cream is to protect the surface of the face from all the environmental residues especially from harsh products that cause congestion in the pores. The cream is created specifically to cover the top outermost layer of the epidermis or scarf of the skin. This foundation is made of a mineral base which provides transparent coverage with three benefits which are serum, moisturizer and primer. It gives the face a timeless glow and provides miraculous protection to its surface. Miraculous Purity Brilliant Brand products are made for all skin types, complexions and skin of all ages. In addition, use a cleanser for your skin type and follow a good diet. Also, drink a lot of water and maintain a clean face with a suitable cleaner and exfoliator..
In summary, in an order to generate the distinctive poses that where mentioned above, the key is to learn the basic principles. This will give you the knowledge and wisdom to help you stay relaxed in a pose so you can create graceful, classic and sultry looks without any exaggeration in the poses. Lastly, always use a product that’s suitable for your skin type, let the Make-up Artist prepare your make-up and Hairstylist to style your hair. Many thanks for watching my videos. I AM AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE LESSON THROUGH SKYPE, WHATSPP AND FACE TO FACE IN NEW YORK AREA. FOR CONSULATION FOR ALL PHOTO SHOOTS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME BY FILLING OUT THE CONTACT PAGE ALONG WITH YOUR QUESTIONS AND/OR NEEDS FOR WARDROBES. PLEASE VISIT MY WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION AT www.selamin.com, www.shadiaelamin.com, www.Luminousunity.com, www.Miraculouspurity.com, www.shadiaelamin.org, www.shadiaelamin.us; www.shadiaelamin.co.uk.