Have you ever looked at an old picture of yourself and literally cringed at it? Well trust me, you are definitely not alone, because that has happened to me waaaay too many times to even count.
Which is why I thought to put together my top four handy-dandy tips that will help you to take better photos — so you don’t have to look back at anything embarrassing.
So let’s hop right into these tips!
Know your angles
Knowing your good and bad angles are key. You don’t want to always show off your bad side or keep doing really unflattering, frumpy positions that will result in later regrets. Try to always pose on the sides that seem to make you appear the best in, that actually seem to complement and enhance your overall appearance. So great angles that normally look the best in pictures are: Turning to the side with one hand on the hip, putting one leg in front of the other, elongating your neck, tilting your face slightly upward, as well as of course giving a big, wide yet natural smile.
Always have great lighting
Having great lighting in a picture is the equivalent of getting to go in any mall of your choice and getting free clothes for a full entire year. It is seriously that awesome! I tell you, good lighting is like your absolute bff that can make the picture so much better. Outdoor lighting or indoor lighting that’s in the early morning or in the peek of the afternoon, are some of the best ways to get a great image. Try to avoid taking pictures in any shadowy, dark places that will only make your photos turn out really grainy.
Put your best face forward
You never want to look back at a picture and be like “Man, I look sad and miserable”. Because having a really gloomy, depressing look on your face is never a good thing to look back onto. That’s why it’s super important to always put your best face forward, smile and wear something that you actually love and feel good in.
And speaking of feeling good, feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera is also a really handy trick. I always scrap out any photos of myself if I find I look to be too awkward, or nervous looking. Try to laugh, talk and think of something funny and wacko, to kind of help take your mind off of the person or photographer taking a picture of you. Feeling more confident will most certainly help the photos turn out a lot more natural and real.
Take a bunch of pictures!
In order to look good in just about every photo you’re in, you have to take a bunch! Don’t ever settle with a few, but seriously take as many as your camera allows you to. For me, I can take at least one hundred to two hundred pictures and only come out with maybe five that look really good. Because I know I will have these photos with me on my blog, in a photo album and so and so forth; and I want to really make sure I come out with the golden gems I’m really happy about. So remember to always take as many photos, so you can find the best one that represents you, your style and your overall personality.
Thanks guys so much for reading my tips and tricks on how to always look good in photos. Hope they helped!
xoxo – Arianna♥