A prop can go a long way 

Often models that start out can have trouble finding the right poses, the right expression and sometimes literally can look lost in front of a camera. 

A very simple trick is however easy to do for most photographers. Just give them a camera. You probably have one or two laying around. 
And it doesn’t just help the model. If you (like many) always struggle with what the hands should do….. well this is an easy way to know. We all know how to hold a camera. 

But wait there is more. 

Coaching the model is incredibly important and by giving him/her a camera you’re forced to talk and coach. So it now only helps the model but you also train yourself 🙂