Successful poses come from planning and trust.
Being able to instruct your subjects in how to sit or move their hands can make it easier for you to get the photos you need. Set yourself up for success by coming prepared with pose ideas, so your models feel good and you can focus on getting more shots.
Prepare yourself and your subjects.
Create a plan by deciding how you want your photos to look. Once you have a goal, you can brainstorm what poses will achieve the look. Next, prep your models. No one wants to be photographed when they’re unprepared, and nothing ruins good hand photography faster than chipped nail polish.
Get started by recruiting your loved ones to practice posing for you. It’s a low-stakes atmosphere where you can learn a lot.