Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest: we live in a world of images and looking good in picture seems to be a matter of life or death.
Whether it’s for professional business or just to share on social networks, photography is very important in communicating the image we want to give.
Here are ten secrets to look good in photo:
HOW TO LOOK THINNER IN PHOTOS
Avoid the frontal pose in front of the camera. The real trick to make the body slimmer is to rotate your torso slightly, almost three quarters. Put a leg in front of the other, shifting your weight on the hip that is behind.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR FACE SLIMMER
To make our face thinner, elongate your head forward slightly: it seems a ridiculous pose, but it’s imperceptible in photo. However, you’ll notice the result! To camouflage the double chin, press the tongue against the palate.
HOW TO SMILE IN PHOTOS
Since we were kids, it always has been said to say “cheese”. Mistake! The smile is too tight. The ideal is to show only the upper teeth. Remember to smile with your eyes too, especially if your smile is your weakness and you keep your mouth closed.
THE IMPORTANCE OF COLORS
I already talked about the power of colors and of color analysis. Of course this is especially true in photo: the right colors can make us look more beautiful and fit! Avoid too many patterns, so you don’t create chromatic mess, especially the small ones, because they don’t look good in photo.
BEWARE OF LIGHTS
But an important part is also carried out by the light. The ideal would be the direct and perpendicular light on the face; like the sunrise or sunset. However, the light from above highlights dark circles, bags under eyes and cellulite. You probably know the lights in the elevator or noon on the beach. Yeah, exactly.
HOW TO STRETCH YOUR FACE
For a more relaxed face, try to take a picture while lying. Of course it’s not a professional picture, but it works if you want to take a selfie! Another trick is to hold the camera a bit higher than your eyes and to lower your chin slightly.
IF THE CAMERA MAKES YOU NERVOUS
If you have to take a picture and you really don’t like it, it will be noticeable by your stiffened expression. To relax, try to put some music on or to chat with a friend, who will distract you in the meanwhile.
FIND YOUR BEST PROFILE
Some more or some less, we all have asymmetries, and, therefore, two different profiles. The only way to find the best one is to try many tests: raise your hand if you’ve never made a selfie! To harmonize the features, the three-quarter pose works very well. .
TAKING CARE OF THE BACKGROUND
We are so focused on the pose, colors, lights, etc., but we often forget about the most important thing: the background. Think of selfies set in messy rooms or with the background of bathroom tiles! No to mention pictures on the beach with our neighbors in weird or ridiculous poses …
THE PERFECT PICTURE
Even the less photogenic ones have a photo in which they like themselves. So, to look good in photo, study! Look at the pictures from the past and find the common denominator of the best ones: the way you smile, the inclination of the face… Have you noticed that many celebrities always use the same pose? That’s why.
Use these tricks and you will see that you can become photogenic!
For everything else, there are filters.