You can be the most beautiful person in the world and still be un-photogenic due to a number of different things. Some people can photograph a lot better than others due to their bone structure, as well as their features, which can stand out a lot more on camera. The camera angles can also have a massive effect on how a picture turns out, so Luxe Models have put together a few simple pointers on how to help you out.
- Find your best angle- The majority of people have a ‘good’ side, as one side of the face is often different from the other. Have a look at yourself in the mirror and decide which your ‘best side’ is and then position yourself in photos so that side is more exposed.
- Find your best pose- This might sound really cringey but you should spend a good amount of time in the mirror looking at a number of different poses, from smiles to pouts. See what facial expression looks the best and then stick to this pose for guaranteed good pictures- unless it’s a spur of the moment shot, then you can go wild!
- Practice your posture- Look at your body language in photos and copy whatever looks best. The main things to remember are to breath in slightly, hold your arms away from your sides slightly and put your chin up.
- Be natural- Although this one may seem easier said than done when you’re being made to say ‘cheese’ natural poses look so much better than forced ones. Real life isn’t a still images, it’s constantly moving so catching you off guard is when you will look your best. Try not to force smiles and instead think of things that make you laugh when taking a picture, this way the camera will capture your true beauty, the way other people do!
Once you have done all these tips you should be well on your way to taking the perfect picture, however, it is also always useful to look up pictures of top models on the internet and attempt to mimic their poses and posture! As the old saying goes, practice makes perfect, so get taking those ‘selfies’ now!