Practice poses before a photo shoot

By Shawn Petrovich of Totally Ripped of Los Angeles, which specializes in photography and video of fitness models.

It is possible to practice poses before a photo shoot. You can find the right position for an arm or leg and find a pose that makes your muscles look much larger.

Here is a model practicing different poses in the photographer's office before leaving for the actual shooting location.

It is best way to evaluate poses is to create practice photos. Practice photos are not published. Looking at a pose in a practice photo is better than using in a mirror since the body looks different in a 2-dimensional format. When you look at yourself in a mirror when posing, you do not see what others will see. You see a mirror image.

Making practice photos allows you to see what the viewer will see in the finished photo.

Practice Lessens Time at Shoot

Sometimes rehearsing poses before your photo shoot can help shorten the amount of time needed for the shoot. Rehearsing poses saves time because you do not need to experiment to find flattering poses while in front of the camera. You get right down to business because you already know how to pose before you arrive.