I will tell you something that may blow your mind: people are not born photogenic, they become so. We are all more or less inclined to pose, and some people happen to pose in such a way that the best side of them is put forward naturally. The rest of us have to learn a few tricks by heart. Luckily for you, these are easy to master and require only a little practice. So let’s get into it and make you shine!
8 Great Tricks to Look Amazing in Every Picture
Actors, politicians, and supermodels all spend countless hours filming themselves, checking their expressions in front of the mirror to master their appearance. That’s the best way to get to know yourself and be able to exploit your best angles.
We all have better and worse sides to our faces, but here are 7 universal tricks to help you stand out:
Find natural lighting
Natural light is the light projected by the sun or the moon, and all experts agree it’s the best you can use even better than a studio light set. Cinema directors prefer sunset, known as the ‘golden hour. Pro tip: try not to illuminate your face frontally, but sideways, to make your full expression stand out.
Give us your best smile
In such a dark and miserable world, a smiling person shines like a miracle. Jokes aside, smiling makes everyone look more graceful, welcoming, and charming. Pro tip: place your tongue against your palette, this is a famous trick to avoid smiling too wide.
Close your eyes slightly
Everyone loves big, shining eyes, which explains why so many people open their eyes wide in photographs. However, if you do this, chances are you will look scared (and not pretty). The best trick is to have an intense, relaxed expression instead. The best way to achieve this is by slightly closing your eyes. Try not to exaggerate it, as you will look asleep.
Hands in your pockets or grabbing something
If you don’t know what to do with your hands, try grabbing your belt, place one hand on your hips, or just grab something, like a glass of wine. Your pockets are another great option, and don’t forget your back pockets! Try one hand inside your back pocket and the other arm relaxed along your body with a leg standing out.
Lift your chin slightly upwards
This is a great trick that many photographers will make you do. There’s a fine line to it, however, as too much chin lifting will come across as arrogant, but a slight tilt upwards will expose your face to better lighting. This will lift your expression, avoiding unwanted shadows and ridding you of double chins.
Keep calm and rest on one leg
Superstars walking over the red carpet all pose while resting on one leg. There’s an obvious reason for this. This classic pose has resisted the test of time by helping you look better and making your silhouette stand out. It also makes you look relaxed and composed, which is always sexy. Make sure you place one shoulder closer to the camera than the other.
For the ladies, your mother may have told you about this, and no wonder! It is the oldest trick in the books: make your breasts stand out! look proud and bend forward, you will look sexier and thinner at the same time.
Sculpt your face
Try out different makeups while you find your favorite one, and don’t be afraid to go for a bit of botox every once in a while everyone does. If you want to look 10 years younger on a permanent basis, a facelift in Turkey might be a better option. Turkey has recently become the most popular destination for facial rejuvenation procedures, offering the most affordable surgery.
Go Get Them, Tiger
You’ve now learned how to be photogenic and you will not shy away from a single photo. Our last piece of advice is to be daring, don’t be too hard on yourself, this is all about experimentation and A/B testing. Don’t exaggerate. Being natural is the best way to go, always. Just be yourself (with the slight touch of theatrical knowledge you’ve now acquired), after all, everyone else is taken.