Pin Up Posing tip: For longer legs

Who doesn’t want a leggy shot?

I don’t believe anyone who says they don’t have the legs to pull off a leggy shot. If you think that’s you, well I challenge you! I’ve heard things like, “I see you only photograph tall women” before a shoot, and “LOOK HOW LONG MY LEGS ARE!” after a shoot.

There are certain poses I do that I call “leggy shots”. They vary in technique, depending on whether my client is seated or lying down. In the example I show here, for a lying down pose, what’s important to note is that the legs aren’t tucked behind. Similar to the arm foreshortening tip – the legs will appear shorter too.


And then there’s the all important toes – they must be pointed. No photo is a pin up photo without pointed toes. It’s not only part of the style but it helps lengthen those legs even more. And who doesn’t want that? Even you readers who already have long legs!


We’re not perfect. We just know how to pose.

Although we are all perfect the way we are, this is a series of pin up posing tips to help create that stunning body shape. Because let’s face it, we all want to know how to put our best foot forward!

Helen McLean

Helen McLean

Photographer at Helen McLean Photography
Helen McLean's Melbourne studio specialises in Vintage Glamour, Pin-Up and Boudoir photography.
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