Men Model Poses – 9 Instagram Poses for Guys

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Poses for models are guys who want to improve their Instagram photoshoots!

Men Photoshoot Tips & Posing Ideas

Our lead Playa del Carmen photographer gives men posing tips on how to look like a model.

1. What Makes A Good Instagram Photo for Men

What type of photo will get the most likes and engagement? This blog post will explore tips and tricks on taking the perfect Instagram photo for men.

From posing to lighting, we’ve got you covered! So, keep reading for some top tips, whether you’re a male model or just starting.

2. Learn How to Pose Like a Male Model

Posing for a camera can be difficult, but posing like a male model can seem impossible. It’s not all about standing up straight and looking fabulous, though.

This post will teach you to pose like a male model and look your best before the lens. So read on and learn some tips for your next Instagram male model photoshoot.

3. 9 poses for the Best Instagram Photos

Here are nine easy poses that will make your Instagram photos look amazing, from striking a casual pose with friends to showing your sophisticated side.

4. Tips for taking great Instagram Selfies

We will show you some of the best Instagram selfie poses for guys. So whether you’re looking for Instagram photos or want some cool new poses, please keep reading to check out our suggestions! Also, you can learn Instagram lighting and photography tips in another one of our posts.

5. Photo Editing Tips for Men

Learning how to use photo editing software can help you improve your photos. Snapseed is an excellent app for Android and iOS that lets you quickly and easily edit your pictures with various filters and tools.

Learn some tips on how to use Snapseed to improve your photos.

6. See Sample Photos to Inspire You

If you want to add more pizazz to your photos, why not try out some of these poses perfected by models?

These poses are great for making you look like a model. In addition, they’ll help you exude confidence and masculinity.

So give them a try the next time you have a photoshoot!

7. Have a List of Male Poses Written Down or Memorized

A planned photoshoot and model poses memorized will help ensure you are always ready for any photoshoot!

For example, as a photographer, I know these poses and often use them when photographing my male clients, who may be inexperienced in photoshoots.

What Are the Best Male Poses for Photography?

1. Contrapposto

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See how Michelangelo’s David demonstrates the contrapposto pose—an image by Robert Otis.

Contrapposto is an Italian term that means counterpoise. This classic pose illustrates a human figure standing with most of its weight on one foot so that your shoulders and arms twist off-axis from the hips and legs in the other direction.

2. Motion – Photograph Your Model Moving

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Have your male subject walk towards you as you shoot a burst of photos.

When photographing a male model, making him feel comfortable is essential. If your model is inexperienced or nervous, try having him move around instead of standing still.

Photographing your male model moving will help your subject loosen up and give you more candid shots. By keeping things moving, you can create an energetic, more engaging atmosphere for the viewer.

The goal is to capture some natural expressions that wouldn’t have happened if your model was too tense and standing still. So go ahead and put your models in motion – it can result in some great photos!

Protip: Set your camera to shoot in continuous autofocus mode. Set your camera to focus on the eye of the subject; even as your photography client is moving, your images should be sharp.

3. Sitting In a Chair

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Having your male model sit in a chair – will help them relax.

instagram poses for guys

Do you find photographing people a challenge? One way to help your subject relax and feel more comfortable in front of the camera is to have them sit in a chair.

This gives the male model sense of stability and can help put them at ease. Plus, it can add an exciting element to your photos. See in this post how to use this technique effectively.

4. Hands in Pockets

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Have your male model put their hands in their pocket. This is always a good look when photographing men!

There is a specific power and mystery to the hands-in-pockets photograph for men. It suggests strength, confidence, and pose.

This pose can be mighty for men – see examples of how to nail it in this post.

5. Leaning on a wall (one leg up)

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Have your subject lean on a wall and shoot around them.

The leaning on a wall with one leg up pose is flattering and relatively simple. So if you want to take your male portraits to the next level, try this pose!

Shoot 360 degrees around your subject to capture different and unique angles in our photography.

6. Capture Your Males Subject Portrait from Different Angles

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Detail shots can offer a unique perspective to your men’s portrait photo sessions.

There are a few basic things to remember when photographing men. Perhaps the most important is to capture portraits and detailed shots from different angles.

This will help create more visual interest and keep your shots from looking too static. Additionally, use props and backgrounds based on male models’ outfits.

By planning your photoshoot correctly, you can create powerful and memorable images for your male client’s photoshoots to help them stand out from the rest on Instagram or their next model casting call.

7. Use Geometric Patterns to Create Interest

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Try using geometric patterns in the background during your portrait photography sessions.

There are many different ways to create interesting backgrounds for your photography. One way that you may not have considered is using geometric patterns. You can add extra depth to your photos by creating designs with shapes or lines. Here are some photographs to help you visualize how powerful black-and-white compositions can be.

8. Black & White Men Portraits

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There is something special about black and white photos, and they are timeless and beautiful!

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Whether it is a black and white portrait of a loved one or a photography client, something about the timelessness and beauty of these portraits removes all the notice and allows us to see deeper into one’s soul.

Keep Takeaways:

We hope these male model tips have inspired you to try some of these poses out there. Try these poses if you want to update your portfolio or snap a few Instagram-worthy shots while on vacation!

Be sure to tag us with your Instagram photos @joshua_ardoin, so we can see how your photoshoot turned out!

My Camera Settings For These Portraits:

  • Sony A7III
  • ISO 100
  • Sony 35M Prime Lens
  • f 1.8
  • Various exposure settings

Software used:

  • @lightroom
  • @photoshop
  • @nikcollection_official

If you need a photographer in Playa del Carmen, Tulum, or Cancun – please give us a WhatsApp at +1 (713) 578 0080 or an email.

We would love to earn your business and help you look like a professional male model!

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