We all want to look amazing in pictures, but they don’t always turn out the way we hoped. Sometimes, we feel as if we’re posing like Kate Moss, yet the pictures turn out looking like anything but. So, how can you make sure you look stunning in pictures, every time? Use these 10 tips:
- Replicate Your Best Photographs
Take a look at your best photographs and decide why you like them. Is it the way you’re standing, the way you’re smiling, or something else? When someone whips out a camera, do your best to replicate them. Try to perfect that smile, pose, or whatever it is that helps you feel happier with the shot.
- Put Your Tongue Behind Your Teeth
By putting your tongue behind your teeth as you smile, you stop yourself from smiling ‘too wide’. When we smile too widely, we can show off too much gum and shrink the eyes. By smiling with the tongue behind the teeth, your eyes will stay open and your smile will be just right.
- Wear the Right Makeup
Some makeup looks better in pictures than others. That could take a whole different blog post of its own, so we can’t say too much here. Just do some research and watch some Youtube tutorials and you’ll be fine!
- Take From a Higher Angle
Taking pictures from a slightly higher angle is more flattering and can slim down the subject substantially. If you don’t like the angle that the photographer is taking pictures from, politely ask them to change it.
- Elongate Your Neck
If you’re worried about getting caught with a double chin in pictures, elongate your neck slightly to avoid it!
- Stand Side On
This famous pose could be considered a bit of a cliche, but it really works. Stand side on with your hand on your hip and you automatically look smaller than if you were to stand face on. Celebrities do this all the time!
- Think of Something That Makes You Happy
Nobody likes a fake, forced smile in photographs. If you’re going to smile, then think of something that makes you happy to help make it genuine.
- Smile With Your Eyes
If you don’t plan on smiling, which many people don’t these days, at least make sure you’re ‘smizing’. This is smiling with your eyes, and stops you from looking like you’re in a terrible mood.
- Count to 3 and Open Your Eyes
Having lots of pictures taken can make us go stiff and unenthusiastic. Take a few seconds break by counting to 3 with your eyes closed and then opening them as the picture is being taken. You could even ask the photographer to count to 3 for you.
- Exude Confidence
Think confident thoughts, feel confident, and you’ll look much better in pictures. If you’re not a natural when it comes to confidence, fake it until you make it.
Ready to make an impact? Use these tips!