How to Pose and Look Your Best in Every Photo

Photo: Rex
The short of it…

Want to look better in group photos? Here are the best posing tips in brief…

  • The most flattering pose is to be on a slight angle, one foot in front of the other and with hands on hips.
  • Beyoncé is the best at flattering poses—make her your guru.
  • Get your photographer to shoot from lower down, it'll make you look taller.
  • Be in the centre of a group shot to look the slimmest and most confident.
  • Always aim to use a flash.
  • Don't be offended to hear direction—sometimes a little tweak, and multiple takes, are needed for a great shot.
The long of it…

Wondering how to pose and get a perfect picture every time? Well, it makes sense to look to the A-list—they practically do it for a living. 

With wedding season just around the corner, we sought the advice of Shutterstock's red carpet photographer, David Fisher. He's captured everyone from Beyoncé to Sienna Miller and back again, and can see the common threads that weave through the most successful shots. Meaning you can not only bag the best wedding guest dress in the market (thanks to our edit) but you'll happily pose up a storm wearing it.

So before you fear a spring of untagging, just up your photo game a little and learn how to pose. 

Keep reading to get the full lowdown from a red carpet pro.