These next three blog posts are photo tips – however, they are geared towards posing yourself and others to create a more flattering shot! Who doesn’t want to look their best in a photo?! Here are two tips to consider before you step in front of the camera…
Tip #1 – The Right Angle
The way you position yourself – or your subject – can make a huge difference in their appearance. Avoid standing straight on to the camera. The classic model’s pose is to turn your body 3/4ths toward the camera. This allows for a much more flattering shot with a lot less attention drawn to “broad” shoulder/body pose. Additional tip…do something with your hands! Instead of just standing there, put them in your pockets, cross your arms, or put your arm on your hip. Here’s some visual examples…..
Tip #2 – Your Smile
Your facial expression is very important! Whatever mood you’re trying to portray – happy, sad, silly….this tip is specifically for your casual smile. Most people do the super-cheesy grin or even chuckle with their mouth open – this can be cute. However, try not to clench your teeth while smiling and instead keep your mouth slightly open and smile without showing too much of your gums is typically most flattering. Also, keep your tongue behind your teeth slightly touching the roof of your mouth…this can help tighten your neck too!