How to look better in photos

Tips & How tos

First of all let me just start by saying that I find it strangely ironic to be giving tips on how to look good in photos. Those who know me they would say that’s kind of like Mr. Bean giving advice on how to apply winged eyeliner. More than anything I can relate to the feeling when you log on to Facebook on a Sunday only to find that there are pictures of you looking like Donald Trumps less fortunate twin next to your gorgeous friends all over your timeline. It’s not fun. However, this is actually possible to fix with a little practice. I’ve always been more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it, but the fact that after some practice, I’m now able to take pictures of myself where I don’t look like a crazy, drunken monkey, should give hope to everyone out there struggling with the same issue (white girl problems I know).
First of all, the single most important thing when you are being photographed is feeling comfortable. We often tend to look more natural when we don’t know we’re being photographed, than when we try to pose. The problem is of course whether you’re taking pictures for a personal blog or having your portrait taken by a professional, you do know you’re being photographed. For people who hate having their photo taken it’s not easy to “just be comfortable”. The only way to beat this is to practice. It may sound stupid and not to mention, vain to practice this. I still recommend to give it a go as these tips I will give you will not only help you be more photogenic, but also give you more presence, not to mention more charisma. So here we go.