There are cameras everywhere these days, and pictures of you end up on Facebook and other social media networks mere moments after they’re taken. Sometimes you don’t have enough time to untag them before it’s too late, and everyone has seen you looking your worst!
Like the old saying goes, “A picture is worth a 1,000 words.” I want to add to that ~ And least a $1,000 or more dollars of instant credibility…or lack of!
Helpful hints to help you look your fabulous best when facing the flashbulbs:
• Find Your Best Angle. Experiment by posing in the mirror. It will quickly become obvious which angles are your most flattering. Once you know your best angles, you will be ready to pose before the flash pops.
• Chin Up. The dreaded double chin…yikes! The worst…even if you don’t have one, you’ve probably been caught on camera with an angle that
made chin mountains out of molehills. Here is a super simple remedy, stick your chin out and slightly pulled away from your neck. It feels awkward, but the
camera cannot detect the proportion of how far you pull out your chin. This makes your jawline look stronger, lessening the dreadful double chin look.
• Look Longer And Leaner. You’ll rarely see a celebrity standing full face forward to the camera. To help your body look its longest and leanest,
think of a Miss America traditional pose. When you angle your body a bit to the side, you can take down several inches off your torso. The key is to put one
foot in front of the other, and of course smile. No Queen wave necessary.
• Put Your Hand On Your Hip. Not like the Hokey Pokey, but it’s great posing advice that Hollywood Stars are very hip to as well. To make
your hips look slimmer, pull your body forward from the waist up slightly towards the camera. Put one or both of your hands on your hips. Your arms will
look more toned as you will be flexing your muscle slightly when you are holding them on your hips.
• No One Likes A Faker. Genuine smiles only! Avoid the totally fake it out smiles that are so often capture forever on film by thinking of the camera
lens as a person you genuinely like and are happy to see. If you are posing for a series of photos, don’t keep holding your smile ~ your mouth will start
shaking and you will know it’s not natural. My best trick to keep smiling natural is to move my jaw around between pictures – in my case, you might want
to give your photographer a heads up, as when I do this exercise, I look like I am chewing on a leather shoe!
• What in the world should I wear? Wear solid colors in photos. Don’t wear shiny material as it reflects light and can make even the slightest budge look much bigger than it is. A professional makeup application is a must! The camera doesn’t miss a thing, and you only have a flash bulb instant to forever be caught on camera!