Photographs are an excellent way to create memories and keep them for many years to come. Generally, most of the pictures that a person takes do not portray a very flattering image even though they stay around for a long time. If you are one of them, you must peg yourself as someone who does not really like to have her picture taken. This is however, not true and the main reason for your lack of interest in posing for photographs is that you don’t really think that you look beautiful in them. It does not have to be this hard for you, as there are many ways in which you can look strikingly beautiful in your pictures. In this article, we will discuss some ways in which you can look beautiful in photos and give rise to memories that truly last a lifetime.
Check yourself in the mirror
Before you have your picture taken, it is always advisable that you check yourself out in the mirror. This will help you to get rid of any stray hairs, unwanted marks, or other minor issues with your face or your overall appearance. Since you never know when you might have to stand for your picture to be taken, it is always advisable to keep a mirror handy, for instance like in your wallet or purse. You can also have a small brush or comb with you to rearrange your hair in case the situation asks for it.
Maintain a good posture
Although we don’t always give it much importance, it is still very important to maintain a good posture. Keep your head up and your back straight as this will make you look thinner and allow you to avoid sluggishness. Keep your chin up as this will not make you seem like having a double chin in the final image. Try keeping your shoulders relaxed and not stiff as this will make you seem uncomfortable and unnatural.
Smiling well is one of the most critical aspects of a good picture and there are many for whom this is an area of major stress. Coming up with a smile that natural, free flowing and distinct can be easily achieved by practicing regularly in front of a mirror. If you already have a great smile off-picture, then you can try incorporating it in your pictures as well. If on the other hand, you are someone who hates her smile on the pictures taken, then all you need to do is come up with a new one.
Watch the camera location
How will your images appear to be depends a lot on how you place yourself before a camera. Avoid facing the camera head on as this will make you look heavier in the final picture. Instead, try maintaining a forty five degree angle from a camera. Alternately, place yourself just under the lens of a camera.
Use light source strategically
Know how to use the position of the light source to your advantage. Instead of facing the light head on in your images, try standing or sitting with your back towards the light as this will make you appear thinner, and also let you experiment more with the appearance of the overall image.