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.

    1. Don’t slouch! Lean slightly toward the camera, elongate your neck and pull your shoulders back.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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:

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    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.