In order to keep our passion for a pretty feed and lots o’ likes going strong, we came up with a few rules to live by each time the camera clicks.
1. Try Doing Something
Some of my favourite pictures are a far cry from the traditional composition. It’s more comfortable to be mid-move. Sipping a drink, flipping your hair, giggling over something—It’s all excellent for natural-looking pictures. It’ll keep them interesting for your friends to look at and easier for you to pull off.
2. Consider Your Posture
If you slump your shoulders habitually it can absolutely ruin photo. When you pose, even if you’re looking down or away from the camera, always think about your shoulders first. Stand tall, put your shoulders back, and get ready for a really great photograph.
3. Know Your Angles
It’s hard to look great straight on. Or at least, it’s hard for me. Instead, I’ve started to get a knack for how to position my face in a way that shows off my bone structure. My “side” is my right. So, when posing for pictures, I make sure to keep my eyes on the lens but turn my face a bit to show that side off. Lowering the chin makes a huge difference too.
4. Shock Treatment
Experiment with a different look. If you are comfortable with your go-to beauty look, your pictures may actually start looking the same. Up the ante a bit with a brand-new look that is really different than your usual no-makeup makeup, apply a bright orange-y, red lipstick. It’s the easiest and most fun way to boost your confidence while you pose.
5. Go With Awkward Feelings
There’s no reason to pretend you’re someone you’re not in front of the camera. Posing for photographs doesn’t have to be so serious all the time. Letting your personality (and yes, awkward quirks) shine through can make a picture way more attractive.
6. Play With Poses
If you’re feeling uncomfortable in front of the camera, don’t just stand there. Move around a bit, play with your sunglasses, etc. It’ll make for a more interesting photograph and it’ll put you at ease. Posing will get less difficult and you’ll come up with a few familiar go-tos over time. It’s also important to understand yourself (and your vibe). Some can take unabashed selfies with pursed lips and look incredible—others may not. So instead, come up with a way to look (and feel) like yourself in every picture.
Do you have any tips for flawless photos? Don’t forget to share them with us in the comments section below.