Posing specialists are growing and Christine Buzan has advised millennials that they should stop taking pictures from certain angles or stances.
Buzan (known as Look Great in Photos ,), believes people can learn poses that make them more attractive and encourages millennials not to do the same.
“What most people don’t realize is that posing has trends just like fashion does,” she explains in a TikTok video.
“So specific things come in and out of style, and if you’re doing something that’s out of style your pictures might look a bit dated.”
@lookgoodinphotos Here are 3 posing mistakes millennials need to stop making. If you make any, let me know! #posingtips #millennialsoftiktok original sound – CHRISTINE BUZAN | POSING TIPS
In her video series where she targets millennials, those aged between 25 and 40 years old, Buzan tells Generation Y to stop taking photos from a high angle.
“Not only does it make your body look completely distorted, for instance, look how big my shoulders are and look how little my knees are,” she says in front of a greenscreen photo of herself.
“It also looks dated and incredibly awkward. It’s time to start experimenting with different camera angles.”
Next up on Buzan’s faux pax list, she targets the “Teapot Pose,” where the sitter places a hand on their hip.
“I know you want your arm to look smaller but there are other poses you can do to achieve that look that’s not as forced and fake.” she said.
This pose was created in digital cameras days. We didn’t have infinite space and couldn’t always have our phone on us so it had to be perfect for photos.
There’s nothing worse than seeing a group of women do this pose in succession. This is like saying, “Yeah, I’m at a child’s birthday party. Why are you pretending you’re on the red carpet?” ‘”
Then, Buzan targets “Duck Lips” where models push their lips out as if waiting for a kiss. This is very unnatural and awkward. And you would be shocked at how many people are still posting selfies like this on their Instagram.”
@lookgoodinphotos Reply to @_yentruoc_ Here’s 3 millennial posing mistakes to stop doing in group photos. Are you guilty of any of them? #howtopose #millennialsoftiktok #posingtips original sound – CHRISTINE BUZAN | POSING TIPS
The video has racked up over 1. 3 million views and sparked further TikToks from Buzan criticizing millennial photo poses, including “Three millennial group poses to stop doing.”
Earlier this year, PetaPixel reported on David Suh who runs a course entitled “How to be Photogenic in 30 Days.”