Having your photo taken - our tips and tricks September 17 2014
When we’re away on holiday or at a family event, inevitably someone always pulls out the camera and starts snapping away.
Our first thought is often “where’s the nearest exit”, as we plan a disappearing act while others jump into frame. But we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks that you can subscribe to when staring down the barrel of a lens.
- Don’t slouch! Lean slightly toward the camera, elongate your neck and pull your shoulders back.
- Find the light. Soft light is flattering light. Don’t have your photo taken with the sun behind you. Or if it’s an overcast day, face the sun for a softer, more even light, or have your photo taken in the shade.
- Relax your eyes. People often get ‘camera fright’ when they pose for a picture and they strike facial expressions that they would never do in real life. Relax your face and mouth, keep your eyes open and bright. If all else fails, have a go-to thought that’s really funny and makes you smile every time.
- Dress for the occasion. We all have good and bad features that we want to show off or disguise, so dress for it. If you have a tummy, wear a top that drapes over your waist. If you don’t like your arms, don’t wear a singlet, wear a three-quarter length top. But if you have a great neckline, wear a plunging top to really show it off.
We recommend the following tops:
Drop by to chat or contact us for more information and advice on how to dress to really show off your best side and to feel fabulous.