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Sunday Pinup Tip: Pins and Pinup Posing!

Good afternoon lovelies!

This week’s Sunday pinup tip will help turn any photo you have taken into a stunner, it will accentuate your pins (legs), and give you a classic pinup look. On of the most common mistakes when posing for a photo is to pop out one knee outward to the side (as seen in the photo below), which widens your hips,  and is very unflattering to your pins. I’m not sure why this pose is so commonly seen, but it definitely doesn’t compliment any body shape in my opinion.

Leg turned out to the side, very unflattering pose.

Leg turned out to the side, very unflattering pose.

The most simple way is to have your feet in parallel, roughly 20cm apart, slightly turn them out, put most of your weight onto one leg, and with the non-weight bearing leg, turn it inwards, take that knee and try and cover your  weight bearing leg (imagine your legs are hugging as much as possible), trying to point your non-weight bearing foot as much as possible (which is difficult in heels), to create a more weightless look (reference photo below). Though there are many different leg lines, this is what I teach as part of “the basic pinup pose” which is the fundamental pose for building more elaborate poses.

Much more flattering, thinning, and making the legs seem longer.

Much more flattering, thinning, and making the legs seem longer.

Other leg line tips: 

  • Never turn your feet in to be pigeon toed, you will look like you need a trip to the bathroom.
  • Always point your feet like you’re a dancer in any pose, even when posing in heels, flex feet shortens your leg line.
  • For us shorter girls, always try and lengthen your leg lines, to be as tall as possible.
  • If you’re sitting on a chair or posing on the floor, make sure you the camera can see both legs, if you hide one, it made look like you only have one, which can be an odd.
  • When with your basic pinup pose never face the gap between your knees toward the camera, as this is a strange look.

Pinup using this basic leg line:

Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese

Bettie Page

Bettie Page

Sabina Kelley

Sabina Kelley

Diana Dors

Diana Dors

Miss Mosh

Miss Mosh

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth

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One comment on “Sunday Pinup Tip: Pins and Pinup Posing!

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    July 15, 2014

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