Definition of unposed in English:



  • (of a photograph) not having an artificially posed subject.

    ‘she leaned against the wall puffing, unposed’
    • ‘No one likes to think they have been watched and photographed by a stranger, and few enjoy the resulting unposed pictures.’
    • ‘And the fish was out of the water for such a short time that I was able to take only one unposed photograph before Pete put the salmon back into the bay.’
    • ‘Most of the 80 photographs show the private life of the couple, many of them catching the two in moments of unposed and unguarded intimacy.’
    • ‘Yet the photos have a sort of unposed quality; each subject seems slightly awkward and taken aback at the prospect of having their photo taken in their private place.’
    • ‘There are heel-and-toe steps; feet stamping; heels clicking together… But these mingle with classical steps that have been eased to look natural and unposed.’
    • ‘On Public and Private - thanks to Matthew ‘Muscle’ Webb… I'm prone to ramble - so let's start with the link: Public and Private - random unposed portraits of people taken on the corner of Edgware Road and Marble Arch.’
    • ‘The unposed, rather awkward-looking, front-on shots remind us that fashion is not all about celebrity and stylists.’
    • ‘And so we see them unposed: hunting, dancing, fighting, chatting, laughing, as though he wasn't there.’
    informal, uncontrived, unstudied, impromptu
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