Let’s be honest, when we are in a photograph, we all care how we look. Those images with the eyes closed, double chin or hunched are not exactly the most flattering. The moment in which the camera captures an image is so brief that it is necessary to take into account some tips so as not to spoil that memorable moment.
Watch out for the lighting in the restaurant and bar. While these are good places to have a drink with the girls, they are not the ideal setting for taking group photos.
For best results, point your face towards the light source in your photo. Better yet, go outside at dusk to enjoy natural light.
Follow the example of celebrities
For a flawless, classic pose, turn your body three-quarters of the way toward the camera, with one foot in front of the other and one shoulder closer to the photographer. When you look at the camera head, your body tends to look wider.
Put your best face forward
When it comes to makeup, it’s best to be careful, especially with foundation. A face masked with any kind of drab foundation will look flat and doughy in photos, Morgen Schick, beauty expert and author of Your Makeover, told Real Simple.
Show your left side
In a Wake Forest University study, researchers found that the left side of the human face is generally more attractive to others than the right side.
Maintain an appropriate style
For a camera-ready outfit, stay away from patterns and aim for long lines and a cinched waist. To get the look, try cinching your outfit with a thin belt or rocking a vertical strap or A-shaped skirt.
Study a favorite photo of yours
To improve the quality of future photos, take a close look at snapshots from the past where you think you looked better. What was your best angle? How did they comb your hair? You will probably see that you were laughing or having a good time.