Get access to over 300 photogenic poses in the Posing App for Windows Phone

Posing App

If you like shooting portrait photos, then you're going to love the Posing App. It's a "posing cheat sheet" you can use to help you before or during a photo shoot. It includes over 300 poses with easy to understand descriptions and hand drawn illustrations. In addition, there's a collection of tips & tricks about people photography for easy reference. We've installed it on our Nokia Lumia 930. Check out our hands-on video to see if it's something you might be interested in.

Poses are grouped in seven categories:

  • Children
  • Women
  • Men
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Weddings
  • Glamour

Posing App

After selecting a category, thumbnails of the photos are shown. Clicking on a thumbnail displays a bigger illustration and a brief description. Instead of real photos as samples, hand-drawn images are used. Swipe left or right to see more poses. If you see a pose that you really like, click the star button on the lower left corner. This adds the pose to your favorites list for faster access.

Here are some sample poses:

Posing app poses

In addition to the poses, the Posing App also includes some tips and tricks. There are seven categories:

  • Basics
  • Head
  • Hands
  • Legs
  • Body
  • Composition
  • Equipment

Posing App tips

Here are a couple of tips from the Posing App:

  • A recurring question might be "Where shall I put my hands?" The solution is actually quite simple. There are four places to keep in mind: in the hair, on the shoulder, on the hips, and loosely by the side. These can be mixed in any combination utilizing both hands.
  • Ask your subject to slightly pull back the shoulders. It will straighten out the back and lift up the chest. Be careful not to overdo this, though, since pulling them back too far will end up looking comical.

The Posing App costs $2.99 at the Windows Phone Store and there's no free trial available. It's also available on iOS and Android. The price might turn away many people, especially without a free trial, but the Posing App provides an excellent resource for photographers or models who want quick access to poses. Are you buying the app? Let us know in the comments!

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Reader comments

Get access to over 300 photogenic poses in the Posing App for Windows Phone


WPC tip section I crap,its like they say:oh what a useful information you have,share it with us!
But you hear nothing about it after :(

Why would you say that? I think they have actually done something quite neat as not everyone is professional or good at photography.

Why? It's an app that is for reference purposes and considering how much people use their phones for photography, especially us WP fans, it seems like something that would come in very handy.

I like the new 512 MB logo. Nice and big for those vast Lumia 6xx and 5xx users constantly asking these questions

My first post as a lurker in WPC.. Is there a specific version or region to install this app? I'm using 8.1 update 1 dev preview.

You can find a lot of posing guides on internet for free. It would have been more intuitive if the app was integrated into the camera. So that you could make people pose in real time with the opaque posing images on the screen like gridlines. Oh well, maybe someone will implement this idea in future too.

The meaning is that the photographer can get inspiration as well as look at the poses with the model. It would also often be the case that the camera is a DSLR.

"Previously published articles in the Posing Guide series contained hand illustrated posing samples as a guide for your photo shoots. Based upon feedback and questions I received about these guides, I wanted to describe the process in more detail and show some real photos created while using these posing techniques.

The main purpose of using posing samples is to give your model some starting points. You don’t need to precisely recreate even the simplified illustrated pose.

This will be a three part series looking at standing, sitting and laying down poses for female models. For the the first article I chose seven sample standing poses and by slightly adjusting each pose I got 21 different photos.


Kaspars Grinvalds is a photographer working and living in Riga, Latvia. He is the author of Posing App where more poses and tips about people photography are available"

See Posing Guide for Photographing Women: 7 Poses to Get You 21 Different Photos


As a photographer, this is interesting to me, and id like to take a quick glance at it out of curiosity, but not for $3. I already know a million poses (and teach posing workshops to other pros) but am always looking for more.

Who really needs this app is the crazy onslaught of wannabe models around these days. Selfie syndrome is making every attention seeking person advertise themselves as a model, except they have ZERO modeling skills. Makes my job a lot harder when I'm trying to put together a shoot and need models.

Does the app have the option to mirror the pose? Eg looking over left shoulder would become looking over right shoulder. That would be an added bonus.