Posing hands can make a boudoir portrait more sensual and even provocative. Learning a few tricks to show your clients during their boudoir shoot can take your images from okay to fantastic in just a wave of a … umm, hand. Having a client posed then changing only their hand pose several times can create a lot of variety in your images which can also mean more sales.
Here are five tips on posing hands:
2. I tell clients to roll their fingers slightly and to never lay their hands flat on any surface whether it is the wall, the bed or on their body. When they roll their fingers slightly it gives a more natural look to how their hand is posed. I am not saying that flat hands never work, sometimes they do but 98% of the time I prefer for my subjects to not have flat hands.
3. When people are nervous it is hard for them to know what to do with their hands and when they feel awkward they will flatten their hands on instinct. The best way I have found to help not only relax them and get into being photographed but also to make their hands look natural is to have them follow a motion such as pushing their hair back over their ear or running their fingers down their neck and Décolletage.
Bonus tip: For some posing hiding hands can be very provocative and suggestive. Such as having the subject place their hands between their thighs and shooting from the side or back that you cannot see the hands but it suggests something naughty might be happening.