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What to do with your Hands in Pictures?!?

One common concern when posing for photos is what to do with your hands. If you're not sure what to do with your hands, here are a few tips to help you find a comfortable and natural-looking pose:


  • Relax your hands: Avoid gripping or clenching your hands, as this can look tense and uncomfortable. Instead, try to relax your hands and let them form a slight C shape. This is a simple, classic pose that works well for many different types of photos.

  • Use your hands to add expression: Your hands can be a great tool for adding interest and expression to your pose. Try different hand gestures, such as placing your hands on your hips or holding them loosely at your sides, to see what feels most natural and comfortable. You might also try holding an object, such as a prop or accessory, to give your hands something to do.

  • Play with your accessories: If you're wearing jewelry or carrying a purse or bag, you can use these items to add interest and expression to your pose. For example, you might hold your purse or bag in front of you, or drape a scarf or shawl over your arms. This can be a great way to add some flair and personality to your photos.

  • Avoid hiding your hands: Avoid hiding your hands behind your back or in your pockets, as this can look awkward and uncomfortable. Instead, try to find a natural-looking pose that shows off your hands. This can help to add dimension and depth to your photos and make them look more dynamic.

  • Work with your photographer: Your photographer is there to help you look your best, so don't be afraid to ask for guidance or feedback. They can offer suggestions and adjust your pose to create the most flattering angles and compositions. They can also help you find poses that feel comfortable and natural for your hands, so don't be afraid to ask for help.

By following these tips and working with your photographer, you'll be able to find a comfortable and natural-looking pose for your hands that adds interest and expression to your photos. With a little practice, you'll be able to strike a pose that looks confident and comfortable, no matter what you're doing with your hands. So, next time you're posing for photos, remember to relax and have fun, and your hands will naturally fall into a comfortable natural-looking pose.


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