If you always want to burn photographs of yourself you are not alone. It’s enough to give even the most attractive person a complex. Fortunately, a poor photograph has nothing to do with your size or coloring. Even if the person taking your picture is lacking in expertise, there are things you can do in order to look your best in a photograph.
Find your best side. Have you notice that Paris Hilton always turns and strikes the same pose for the paparazzi? It’s because she has a wonky eye . You rarely see this though, because she knows her face, and has probably examined many photos of herself and spent a lot of time in a mirror until she found the right pose. Then she practiced that pose and can strike it at a moments notice. Yes, it may seem a bit vain to spend all that time in your mirror, but if you are tired of taking odd looking photos, it may be worth it.
Pose for full body shots. All of your photographs can’t be close ups. If you are particularly wide, you will want a side or 3/4 shot. If you are short, you will want to make sure your feet aren’t cut off; you will need all the inches you can get. Also, be sure to watch your posture. Stand up straight, turn a bit to the side-your best side, and extend your front leg. Don’t forget to do something with your hands instead of leaving them to hang by your sides. Look at how these celebrities pose . You may notice that Fergie takes photos with her back to the camera, looking over her shoulder, and and that Beyonce always puts at least one hand on her hip to show off her curves and make her arms look toned.
Smile. So your smile is imperfect. Smile anyway, but not just with your mouth. Feel it, show some joy in your eyes. Tell yourself and inside story. Have a dirty thought. If you can’t conjure up a smile, channel a decent smirk; At least you’ll be showing personality. Practice, so you won’t suck at smiling .
Open your eyes. Often, a real genuine smile with the mouth results in squinted eyes, especially if you have high cheek bones. If this is your problem, try blinking right before the photo is snapped and open your eyes big. It also helps to tilt your chin down just a bit so that you are looking up at the camera. This automatically gives you an open eye for your picture.
Don’t run from the dreaded group-shot. Models don’t hide in group shots and neither should you. Put space between you and one person. Snuggle up to another person. Interact with the group. Try to steal the photo with by saying “look at me”, but not by making weird hand gestures or duck lips please.
Don’t freeze. Be loose and limber. You are not a statue , so don’t strike a pose and freeze. Move your head, turn your shoulder. Make a side glance. Move your foot. Do these things ever so slightly between photos and your pictures will always be fresh.