Position yourself for success
If there’s one thing nearly all successful leaders, CEOs, coaches, and entrepreneurs have in common
– it’s the right body language. The way you stand or sit communicates confidence, or the lack of it, and can convince people to place their trust in you or make them walk away.
We live in an increasingly visual, highly competitive environment, where there’s continuous rivalry for your customer’s attention, no matter what field you work in. In our personal lives too, competition is king, from dating to networking, people gravitate to those who’ve managed to create an appealing image.
Below are some tips from our complete guide:
Meet our expert
Bill Gidda - Founder/Photographer At EyeMedia Studios
Our London photographer Bill Gidda has over 30 years experience in the fashion and music industry and has photographed all over the world including North America, Asia and Europe. Bill is also the founder of EyeMedia Studios and brings his vast amount of knowledge to his photo shoots.
Your photographer should know what to highlight when photographing you. It is the importance of the right light and poses that will bring out your best features in the photographs.
I always find it helpful when a client can send me a couple of photos beforehand so I can better prepare myself for the session. This can have a significant impact on your lighting, camera angles, the styling of the shoot, and even retouching.
BREAKING THE ICE
Whatever type of photo shoot you have, make sure you make light conversation with the photographer. This type of friendly conversation is important for you to relax which is essential for a great photo.
KNOW WHAT YOU WANT
If you want a portrait photograph, make sure you are aware of the objective of the photo. Do you want to look sexy, friendly, professional, trustworthy or tough? How are the photographs going to be used? Make sure the photographer is directing you in the right way to achieve the look you want.
BE IN YOUR ELEMENT
If there are time and resources, you can take a few shots of something you enjoy doing. If you play the guitar, have a few shots with your favourite guitar or anything that comes to mind.
You may be nervous at your photo shoot and might start looking a bit stiff on the shots. You need to try a variety of poses to loosen up. If there are other people in the shoot, you can engage with them in some of the shots. You can adjust your posture from standing to sitting or vice versa. Remove your jacket and hold it in a few different poses. Try to relax in both ways – visually and internally.
HAVE A GOOD POSTURE
Your posture is one of the most important things when it comes to great photos. You should look masculine in the picture. Place your shoulders back, tighten the abdomen and the chest up. These postures are essential for a striking male photograph.
LOOKING PAST THE CAMERA
Make sure to have a few shots looking past the camera instead of directly into the camera. Since the eyes are essential to communicate what you are currently feeling, looking away can give it that candid feel.
To succeed and thrive these days, you need to stand out online and one of the easiest ways to do this is by creating an instant rapport with your audience through digital photography.
Use body language and striking imagery to gain a competitive advantage
Contemporary, minimalist headshots are the perfect way to achieve this, coupled with the right body language. At our London Studios, our photography professionals have developed a complimentary guide to posing for men, that will have you looking more composed than a body language expert, so you can look coolly confident in any situation.
The right pose screams “I’m in control”, the wrong one can cause potential clients to doubt your abilities or professionalism. Yes, it really is as important as all that, study six-figure income earners, and you’ll quickly discover most have mastered the art of conveying confident posture.
Some of our client photoshoots
Our pro quality headshots will help you:
We humans are visual, and it’s true what they say, a picture really is worth a thousand words.
When you attend your photo session with us, our photography pros will quickly put you at ease, and will work with you to find a pose that connects with your audience and conveys your brand values. Even if you’re seeking a personal shot to rev up a social profile, posture is still critical if you want to maximise your appeal. After a thorough consultation with you, we’ll tailor the poses we select and ensure you achieve your aims.
We’ll pick the perfect pose that helps you achieve your goals
People have short attention spans online, and you only have about three seconds to draw them in. A great photograph, designed to appeal to your target audience, will have ten times the effect endless blog or social media posts could when it comes to creating a connection.
If you know nothing about posing for photographs or feel slightly awkward having your picture taken – don’t worry, we’ll take you through it all on your shoot. From how to sit and stand to strike a note of confidence, to what to do with your hands so they never look out of place, our photographers will use their blend of commercial and fashion expertise to guide you to the right pose.
Need to up your game in the business world?
Don’t miss out on taking your brand to the next level or upping your game on social media so you attract better connections. Make the visual impact you’ve always wanted to make and open doors to new opportunities, with portraiture that packs a punch and images that inspire.
Whether you need to land that interview for your dream job or want to create an air of professionalism to establish yourself as an expert in your niche, the pose you strike should suit your situation. With our help, you can enter the top percentile of earners in your field by standing out via a memorable image that draws people to you and helps you form prosperous connections.
Final tip from our professional photographer
WOW! That is a lot to bear in mind, do not let this make you feel overwhelmed. As with everything that is related to photography, the more practice you get, the more natural it will feel. I will keep an eye out for all these details so you can concentrate on your expression and the image you would like to project.
I have also have written a complete posing guide that can help you prepare for your photo shoot experience. You can Download it instantly!