Did a bad photo manage to ruin your entire day? Okay, this was just an exaggeration. But if you think that you’re not photogenic or you don’t look good in pictures, you can try some help. After following this simple guide, you will completely disregard the idea of ‘photogenic’ and ‘non-photogenic’. Believe me, the pictures mostly depend on how you pose for a camera. So when the next you find yourself caught in front of the flashlights, you can try these tricks…
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1. Pose for Looking Slimmer
How you stand makes you look 10 pounds fatter or slimmer in a picture. So, if you’re having a bit bulkier built, you can try this trick to create an illusion of being slimmer in the picture. Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart. Put your weight on your backfoot and bent your front leg slightly. This will make you look slimmer instantly.
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2. Don’t Stand Straight to the Camera
It will look like you’re staring grumpily at a camera. Instead, turn 3/4th and keep your body to the side. When you’re in a group photo, this pose will help you create more space.
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3. Put Your Forehead Forward and Chin Down
This is the most important commandment to look prettier in pictures. Even if your face is naturally slimmer, this pose will accentuate your jawline. You can squint your eyes slightly for a sultry photo.
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4. Keep Your Arms Away from Your Body
You must have seen a million times, that the celebrities put their arm on their waste. This gives more definition to your torso. Even if you’re not comfortable doing this, just keep it away from your torso.
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5. Relax and Smile
An unnatural smile is the best way to ruin pictures. It will make you look fake and weird. If you find smiling at pictures a bit hard, then put your tongue behind your upper teeth and then smile. Don’t forget to breathe.
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6. Wear the Right Kind of Makeup
Wear matte makeup. You can use a blotting paper to eliminate any shine on your face. Wear dark makeup around eyes. Wear a lipstick darker than your skin. You can also use a clear lip gloss to accentuate your lips. Apply a little blush. It will give a healthy glow to your skin.
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7. Add Some Volume to Your Hair
You can add a bit volume to your crown with your mane. Don’t make your hair look flattered at your crown. This will highlight your face and make your flaws noticeable in the pictures.
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8. Wear Camera-Loving Clothes
If you’re bigger in the frame, then don’t wear baggy clothes. Choose dark shades and slim-fitting clothes. If there are parts of your body you don’t want to show, hide them with ruffles, sheer layers and draping.
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9. Click Pictures During the Right Time of Day
If you’re going for an outdoor photo shoot, then the time of the day is a determining factor for good pictures. Don’t click outdoor pictures if the sun is overhead. It will cast shadows and make your eyes squint. The best time to click outdoor pictures at the dawn. At that time, you can face towards the sun for a sun-kissed picture.
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10. Check Your Angle in the Mirror
If you’re unsure at what angle your face looks the best, stand in front of the mirror and smile. Check at which position your face looks the best. When you’ve found a good angle, click pictures with that.