This new app helps you to create the perfect Instagram poses

Feb 5, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

This new app helps you to create the perfect Instagram poses

Feb 5, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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There’s a new camera app in town. It’s called SOVS and it’s designed to help you get those perfect Instagram photos whenever you hand your phone to somebody else to get a shot for you. Now, you no longer need to worry if that person clutching your phone knows how to shoot a decent photo. There’s also a SOVS2 app for group photos, too.

I’ve no idea what they’re saying in their promotional videos, but the point is quite obvious and they’re pretty funny. Whether the humour is by design, I don’t know, but I got a good laugh out of this one.

So, the apps basically let you load up a pose template overlay on top of the camera. The person holding the phone can see this while you’re stood in front of it and direct you into the desired pose. They also get to see what position you want to be at in the frame, too, in order to create a more pleasing composition than they might otherwise have chosen.

SOVS is available for both iOS and Android, although SOVS2 is currently only available for iOS. They have in-app purchase for various pose packs to give you more photo ideas.

It’s a neat idea because, let’s face it, who hasn’t given their phone or camera to somebody to get a photo of you and then got back an image where the top half the image is sky? It’s not a new idea, though. I’ve used a similar feature before in the YI M1 Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera. They call it the “Master Guide” mode. But the SOVS apps seem to have a lot more posing options.

As with Master Guide mode on the YI M1, I don’t think I need such a feature on my phone, although I’m sure there’s many out there who will. And if you want to check it out, here are the links.

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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7 responses to “This new app helps you to create the perfect Instagram poses”

  1. Stefan Kohler Avatar
    Stefan Kohler

    The perfect pose is the one that does fit in the composition, supports the story and looks good.

    This app perfectly helps to do cliché images.

    I like it – it will help the real photographers in the end.

  2. Stewart Norton Avatar
    Stewart Norton

    Another step toward everyone’s pictures looking exactly the same… I’m currently developing an app called Cre8tivity it switches off your phone, tablets and computers and forces you to look within yourself to create something new and amazing..I’m not expecting many sales ??

    1. Chris Avatar
      Chris

      Not to nitpick, but you should call it Cre8ivity. Otherwise it sounds like Create-tivity if you say it out loud. ;-)

  3. Tj Ó Seamállaigh Avatar
    Tj Ó Seamállaigh

    *facepalm*

  4. Sjors Liem Avatar
    Sjors Liem

    Never

  5. Eleonora Gambola Avatar
    Eleonora Gambola

    Are they fusing?

  6. Hamburger Avatar
    Hamburger

    They’re using the idea from Ulike’s app, they had a pose function