I love taking photos, but I triple love being photographed too. That is why I think I’m confident that I’ve already mastered facing the camera at my best angle. I know that you would want your Facebook profile to be magical before sharing it but not appearing like it’s been totally masked by photoshop. Try this tested and proven camera trick to have the best possible photograph every time:
Find your best possible angle. Rarely do people look good with head straight on. So, when you’re in the bathroom right before you brush your teeth in front of the mirror, look at yourself first. Try tilting your head down right or left and see which side looks better. The side that flatters you more is the side you should pose in front of the camera.
· Apply make-up heavier than usual. The camera lights are so strong it would make you look pale on photos if you just applied lipgloss and light blush. Whatever you think is your daylight make-up, level it up to give you life.
· Wear the right color of clothes. Make sure to wear the right outfit that flatters your skintone. Try to hold the fabric against your face, if it makes your face look brighter, then that must be your choice.
· Do the Close-up commercial smile. When you show your teeth during a smile, make sure you show only the upper teeth extending up to the 3rd teeth from your molar. NEVER show your gums unless you purposely do it for wacky picture.
· Hide the flabby arms. If you’re wearing sleeveless and you have chubby, round arms, don’t face your body straight to the camera and don’t press your arms on your body either. Instead, try posing sideways with your shoulder arched ¾ to the front towards your chin.
· Look slimmer. If you’re not conscious of your arm but bothered with your body frame as a whole, pull your shoulders back slightly, your stomach in, and your butt out. Also, do the beauty queen pose – put one leg in front of the other, and knees a little bent to make it look longer. Don’t lock your feet, it never look good on cam. Then lower your chin slightly.
· Practice makes perfect. But nobody is perfect, so why practice? No, I’m just kidding. That was an old joke. Keep practicing by taking your own pictures or schedule a photoshoot with a patient friend and take as many photos in different poses as you want. It can be learned.
· Prep-up. Few days before a photoshoot, sleep 8hours a day to freshen your face. Never sleep with make-up on and do the cleanse, tone, moisturize, and exfoliate once a week routine. This way, you’re a magazine cover beauty minus the photoshop.