How to look good in a photograph

Do you dislike having your photograph taken? Do you feel uncomfortable in front of the lens? Not too sure how to stand? Try a few of these tips…

  1. Where to look? Focus your eyes just above the camera a little, put your face forward a tad and tip you chin
  2. What’s your best angle? The classic model’s pose is to arrange your body 3/4 toward the camera with one foot in front of the other and one shoulder closer to the camera than the other. This doesn’t work for everyone so have a play with a digital camera in the private of your own home – which angle looks best for you?
  3. Smile Make sure you tongue is behind your teeth and smile, this will help you relax
  4. Deep Breathe If you’re nervous about having your photo taken, take a deep breath, relax your shoulders, think a happy thought and smile.
  5. Clothing Avoid patterns if possible, play with colours so you know which best suits your complexion and hair colour.
  6. For standing photos Belly in, buttocks tight, shoulders back, spine straight.
  7. Study photogenic people as well as photos in which you think you looked best. Capturing someone when they’re relaxed or most animated usually makes for the best results.
  8. Practice smiling in front of the mirror. In no time you’ll know which smile looks fake and which is the most flattering.

If you’ve hired a professional photographer to take some shots, they should help you feel at ease and make it as fun as possible – resulting in great images.

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