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After several years of taking professional photos, I have come to an important conclusion. Looking great is essential.
One of the most Important factors in taking a good photo is that the person in the photo must look good.
When people get photos of themselves back, I believe the first thing they look for is how they look. Looking great is important. They want to look flattering. I’ve concluded that a photo can look great In every other way – lighting, composition, scenery, etc., but If the person In the photo doesn’t like they way they look they won’t like the photo.
So, without further ado, here are six tips for looking best In photos you have taken of yourself.
Just about everyone has a side of their face they like better. For me, I prefer my left side. Faces generally are asymmetrical. So take a close look at your face and determine your best side. Smile In front of a mirror and train yourself to file naturally. No one likes fake smiles In a picture.
Many women love makeup and how It makes them look. Makeup Is Important when getting your pictures taken but don’t overdo It. If you make up your eyes good go lighter on the lips. Try to focus on accentuating one part of your face over the other.
Learn how to move your body
Your photographer will help you determine how to pose you so you look your best, but It doesn’t hurt If you stand In front of a mirror and discover how to stand so that you look your most flattering. For example, push your hips the opposite direction to look slimmer.
You want to show an elongated neck and a strong chin, even If you don’t have one. Don’t push your head back If you don’t have a strong chin as It will make It look like you have a double chin. Instead move your head forward so your chin Is more defined. Then put your chin down, not up. It’s a good Idea to practice this before your photo session so you know what to do.
Make sure to wear clothing that looks good on you and flatters your figure. Make sure clothes aren’t too tight but having them too loose may make you look larger than you are.
The correct lighting can make or break a photo. Be wary of bright sunlight as that can cause harsh shadows on your face, so talk to your photographer to get the best lighting. Your photographer will know the best way to light you.