Five Tips to Look Better in Photos
Discover the poses, clothing, and beauty tricks that will help you bring out your inner celebrity for the camera. So you never have to hit the “untag” button again!
Contrary to popular belief, being photogenic is an acquired skill – not an inborn talent reserved only for celebrities.
When it comes to looking good in pictures, the simplest tricks can have the biggest impact. To capture the best version of yourself at the moment the shutter clicks and feel crazy confident in front of the camera, just follow the 5 pro tips below and you’ll be in fierce form in no time.
#1 Strike a Pose
There’s nothing to it…
Stand up straight and tall, lift your head (imagine a string pulling your body upwards.) Then stick your chest forward and pull your belly in then let your shoulders relax. Shift all of your weight to the back leg and let the knee of the opposite left pop out. Pop your hip out just a touch to give some curve. Let your arms relax to the side and slightly bend your elbow. The goal is to have some space between your arm and your body. Pay attention to how stars stand for their photos on the red carpet. I also call this the “Miss America Pose”.
#2 It’s All About the Jaw
Want to avoid that dreaded double chin?
When a camera is focused on us we often unconsciously pull our head back which is completely unflattering. Instead, push your forehead out towards the camera and tilt your chin down ever so slightly. It may feel a bit ridiculous t first, but practice this in the mirror and you’ll be impressed by now well accentuated this easy adjustment can make your jawline look.
#3 Flirt with the Camera
Embrace what makes you unique (your freckles, that small gap between your front teeth, those cute smile lines). A confident attitude makes all the difference in the world, so stop hiding and start working it!
#4 The Squinch
“Are you messing with me?”
Dubbed the “squinch” by headshot photographer to the stars Peter Hurley, Brad Pitt has this smooth move nailed. All you have to do to pull it off is look intensely in the camera, put a little downward pressure on your brows while you lift your lower eyelids. Sounds confusing, but it works!
It may feel funny at first but with practice, you’ll look all kinds of sexy and mysterious.
#5 Size Matters
But, not how you’d think…
Tight-fitting clothes photograph better than loose clothes. Solid colors are almost always a better choice than prints. Wearing one color from top to bottom helps elongate your body which makes a slim-fitting dress an ideal option for photographs. It will accentuate your curves in all the right places. It doesn’t matter if you’re a size 2 or a 22, if you’ve got curves, work them!
Men make sure your suits are tailored properly. Sleeves that are too long or pants that haven’t been properly hemmed will throw off your whole look. Throw on a statement necklace (os a bold tie) to pull the attention upwards towards your face and you’ll be amazed at how great you look!
I hope you find these tips helpful! Don’t take yourself too seriously! Relax and HAVE FUN! If you want a happy photographer that keeps the shooting session alive and bright. Contact is now!