Mirroring Vs. Varied Hand Pose Placement

If you’re trying to make your images appear natural, even when they’re posed, then you’ll likely want to avoid mirrored poses, especially when it comes to hand placement, arm angles, etc. When subjects mirror one another, the pose tends to look very posed. On the other hand, variation in hand placement creates a more natural feel in photographs.

In some group portrait settings, the desired look may be very formal and posed, so mirroring works well to create the desired outcome.