In our previous blog posts we saw what people with different arm thicknesses might prefer to wear to flatter their shapes the best. Pam described her arms as thick, whereas Debra described her arms as thin. Beata also graciously offered to volunteer for these sessions, and also described her arms as thin. If you have thicker arms there’s still time! Just shoot me an email if you’d like to volunteer.
But I’d be remiss without a quick posing tip here too! In this image Beata looks amazing, but her hand placement could be slightly improved. We actually all tend to put our hands in our laps, but in a photo sometimes it can look a little inappropriate. While Beata still looks great and this image doesn’t cross the line, it’s generally a good idea to keep your hands off to the side or away from that general region.
In terms of where to put your arms while you’re standing up alone with no one to hug, to the side can be fine.
But you may prefer the way you look with your arm behind your back. It gives the image a more purposeful look.
We also threw in some professional headshots for good measure. Traditionally professional photos have always been done in a studio and maybe still should be if you’re running for president or something, but even corporate headshots are trending toward more natural backgrounds.
In this image Beata looks quite professional even though she’s sitting on a park bench.
As for her sleeve length, as with Debra, her arms are thin so there’s not a huge difference between tank tops, short sleeves and long sleeves.