7 TIPS TO LOOK BETTER IN PHOTOGRAPHS
- Angle your body toward the camera – that means do not square your body to the camera. You will look thinner!
- Refrain from wearing prints, especially large, busy patterns as it brings your eye to the clothing and not to you.
- Unless you are specifically doing a dark dramatic photograph, stay away from black on top as it can reflect dark, muddy shadows onto your face.
- Whether you wear makeup on a daily basis or not, use some mascara and lipstick. It will do wonders to pop your face!
- Learn which side of your face is your better side. Most people have a better side. Once you know which side is better when you are taking photographs you can angle that side into the camera. You learn this by looking at your photographs and seeing which photos you love of yourself!
- We all have flaws that we do not like about ourselves. Know your flaws and you can work with them to minimize them in the camera.
- No matter what age you are, if you pull your head back into your shoulders you will end up with a double chin. If you put your head up and nose in the air you will end up with the camera looking up your nose. Instead try sticking your neck out forward like an ostrich. You are cleaning up the neck, sometimes it is only ½ inch. You must do it in a way that looks natural.
Advising your photographer of what you like and what you do not like about yourself can have a big impact in the final photograph. For instance, if you dislike your nose, if I as the photographer know that, then I can be more aware of the angles that will make your nose look more flattering. Remember we all have something we dislike about ourselves no matter how beautiful someone is, they have a hangup!
Because I was a model, I know what it is like to be on the other side of the camera. I also understand how to make women look more beautiful as I photographed fashion and many major ads for magazines. I now translate this experience into creating the the best portraits and family photographs for your wall.
Cheers to great photography! The legacy we leave behind.
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