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4 Quick & Easy Runway Model Posing Tips for Women

As a photographer, I’ve found that many new female models have issues when it comes to posing on the runway.

You can’t see what the model is doing by looking at the magazine pics. But, with video, how to pose for runway becomes crystal clear.

runway model posing tips

runway model posing tips

That’s why I found this cool posing video for you. And, I listed 4 runway hacks below to start you off to an amazing runway walk!

Pose Like a Pro on the Catwalk!

So, do you want to learn some cool runway model posing tips before your next fashion show?

Okay, you certainly don’t want to see me walking the catwalk (LOL). So, I did some research for you and found this simple video showing some basic runway poses.

Watch the video tutorial, rewind, then watch again.

You’ll find some terrific ideas for posing by NGM.

Or, read the four female catwalk model hacks below so that you can move further & faster in your career quest to becoming a successful female runway model.

Four Important Things You Should Know about Modeling on the Runway

Every newcomer to modeling has to learn, I know. But, there are some quick modelling tips you can learn in advance to keep from making the same runway model posing mistakes other girls have gone through.

Remember, it’s almost always better to gain from the errors of other models. No, you won’t be around long enough to make them all yourself. d:-)

So, read through these modeling catwalk tips and make sure you do each one…

1. Check Your High Heels – Runways are Slippery!

runway model posing tips

runway model posing tips

Before you step onto the catwalk, make sure your shoes are secure, buckled. Remember, catwalks can be slippery for the unsuspecting model.

Take care there are no cracks in your heels to break when you are strutting your stuff.

Many new models learned this the hard way.

And, I mean the runways are hard when your rear-end makes contact.

Simple but important runway model tip.

2. Keep Your Nerve – Stay Calm

Many beginner models get nervous when posing on the runway.

Just relax, take some deep breaths (belly breathe), and you should calm down a bit.

What’s a belly breathe?

Once you learn, belly breathing is extremely easy! All you have to do is…

  1. Breathe in slowly with your mouth closed.
  2. Push the air to your stomach (it should rise).
  3. Hold for a few seconds.
  4. Then, let it out.
  5. Repeat several times to calm your nerves.

There’s no place on the fashion runway for shyness or anxiety. Remember, modeling should be a fun career – never forget this point!

3. Don’t Over React

Again, stay calm and walk as if you’re going somewhere. At the end of the ramp, stop & pose several times.

Look at your photographers to give them a chance to get amazing photos of you. If a picture gets published, you want it to show your style.

Also, you want to look natural when strutting down the runway.

Model posing is not about being a “mannequin” in the window – it’s about attitude that you create, naturally.

In fact, I wrote a post about modelling attitude to show how it helps; or distracts from careers.

4. Develop a Runway Walk that Works for YOU

Many models try to copy, and be a model they admire like Tyra Banks or Cindy Crawford.

Don’t do it! Be yourself.

Runway model posing has a certain style for each woman. So, find yours, work on it and you are way ahead of those who want to be a “duplicate” supermodel.

See more female model tips, have fun with your fashion runway jobs. 

And, make sure you learn something valuable in the process! See you next time! – Bob Pardue

P.S. Do You Really Want to Learn All About Modeling?

There is so much to learn about runway model posing. And, these four tips are just the beginning.

Walking the runway is not the only career models can choose. On my site, I list many types of models to help you decide where you really fit in.

Once you find your niche, stay positive and give it everything you’ve got. That’s how the successful models did it!

To really become a model and work in the business, you’ll need to study (OH NO!). And, you must practice what you learn.

My book; “How to Become a Model” covers many key points you should know to move forward with your modeling career. You can get it on Amazon Kindle today, and read it tonight.

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