How To Look Great in Photos

by pinksoda

Who wouldn’t want to look great and fabulous in photos? Definitely me! I admit I have tons of “selfie” photos and there are times where I don’t quite like the outcome. tags anyone? Sorry! I filter what goes in my timeline! ahhaah! Seriously though, wouldn’t it be nice if in every photo we look great? except for the stolen ones maybe.

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For who love to pose or even those who don’t love it as much, here are some helpful tips:

  1. Looking good in front of a camera is all about confidence. Practice posing in front of a mirror at home. If you think it looks good, it probably does.
  2. Work The Angle! There’s nothing wrong with a full-frontal smile, but a universal and handy trick is to tilt your chin at an angle. Be sure to keep a long, swan-like neck while pointing your chin down slightly. It’s a small adjustment but can make a major difference. Your face will look thinner and you wonโ€™t have a double chin.
  3. If you are photographed standing, remember these: Belly in, buttocks tight, shoulders back, spine straight. If you are to be photograph sitting down, be conscious of the placement of your legs. Turn your knees to the angle to avoid awkward stances, give your body some shape, and make your legs look longer, even if you’re in (or on) a booth.
  4. Go easy on makeup, little is more. Photos exaggerate everything so make sure not to put too much color unless you are a model and the aim is to exaggerate!
  5. Avoid wearing patterns! donโ€™t wear horizontal stripes or crazy patterns. Opt for neutral colors over bright ones unless you are one hundred percent certain that color looks great on you.
  6. To create a slender image, play Ms. Teapot. That’s putting your hand on your hip. Or if it’s too cheesy for you, keep your shoulders back, and hold you arms slightly bent and away from the body โ€” same effect.

Did you know that an outdoor shoot in the morning or late afternoon is great? The light is more flattering at those times actually :). So now you know, make sure that on your next pose, you’d be as confident to flaunt that smile of confidence.

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7 comments

Gene May 28, 2013 - 7:18 am

Great tips! With so many selfies people take for themselves, some often forget how to properly post when other people are taking it for them. It’s also important to choose a proper background. You might look presentable but with a messy background, people would notice that instead of the person in the photo.

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Shela May 28, 2013 - 3:37 pm

I hear yah hehe i’ve read an article too about how to managed the right angle and everything so you have picture perfect everytime you face the camera. Great tips here! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Chubskulit Rose May 29, 2013 - 12:11 am

These are helpful tips! I don’t have to worry about number 4 as I don’t wear one hehehe.

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jheylo May 29, 2013 - 12:59 am

Great tips ๐Ÿ˜€ I don’t wear make-up and just not used to it. I would rather have my kids as my subject in the picture rather than me hehehhe

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Working MAMA May 29, 2013 - 1:44 am

great tips esp for those who love to be captured by lenses

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Mary Anne Vinzon May 29, 2013 - 6:07 am

Thanks for all the great tips. I am not good in posing in front of the camera (camera shy). I will consider all this tips to look great in photos. I think all I need is confidence.

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melandria romero May 29, 2013 - 1:26 pm

such a nice tip, i love pictures and this pose can do the trick

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