If you’re a runner on social media, you may be wondering how to capture the best poses for great running photos. It’s not the most important part of the sport, but there’s something fabulous about being able to post a great photo to your Instagram grid.
Keep reading for some of the best poses for great running photos!
You can never go wrong with the classic selfie. Select your reverse camera, hold your phone up, and snap a cute selfie in front of your favorite background. You can capture a close up from waist to head, or even a full body image if you angle properly.
Get The Garmin
Most runners have a Garmin or similar smart watch, with which they capture their activity. If you don’t feel like capturing your own face in the photo, you can snag your stats instead. Simply pull up the watch face you want to record, position your wrist out over your shoes, or whatever backdrop you prefer, and snap your shot!
You’re beautiful and deserve the full spotlight, but if you run with friends, it’s even better to have them in the frame as well. Use your timer or video function to make sure you get an assortment of shots so everyone looks their best!
Photos in Motion
Capture yourself in motion by video recording yourself running. Take a screenshot of your favorite “in-motion” pose, and bam. Perfect running photo. You can run at, past, or away from the camera for variety.
Jump For Joy
Jumping is super fun, and it makes for great “runfies” to share. Once again, you can use the timer or video function on your phone to capture your best leap. Pro tip: tuck your feet close to your booty to make it look like you’re catching more air. It’s even more fun with more people, so recruit your friends to join iN!
Tie Your Shoes
Mix things up by moving the focus to your shoes. Crouch down to tie or adjust your laces, and show some appreciation to the sneakers that get that help you log all the miles.
Stretch It Out
If you don’t feel like getting a true action shot, get a photo of your pre- or post- run stretch. This helps share an important part of the process, and allows you to mix things up.
Strike A Pose
Don’t feel like showcasing any of these? Set up your camera and just take a picture of you being you, in all your glorious gear. Use your fingers to showcase miles, or make hearts with your hands. Be creative with your stance and background, and you’ll have a great photo for social media posterity!
Share The Lows
Sometimes, you leave the run feeling discouraged, rather than invigorated. Once in a while, it’s ok to share that vulnerability. Capture those moments if it feels right. It brings some authenticity and “realness” to the image you project, and opens up a conversation about what’s behind the “highlight reel” we tend to project on social media.
What is your favorite kind of running photo to share?
Do you tend to share the positives or do you offer up the hard times, too?
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