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…
- Where to look? Focus your eyes just above the camera a little, put your face forward a tad and tip you chin
- 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?
- Smile Make sure you tongue is behind your teeth and smile, this will help you relax
- Deep Breathe If you’re nervous about having your photo taken, take a deep breath, relax your shoulders, think a happy thought and smile.
- Clothing Avoid patterns if possible, play with colours so you know which best suits your complexion and hair colour.
- For standing photos Belly in, buttocks tight, shoulders back, spine straight.
- 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.
- 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.