HOW TO BE PHOTOGENIC: THE COMPLETE GUIDE ON HOW TO BE PHOTOGENIC


Recently took a trip down memory lane and checked out your old photos? While some perfectly depict the happy memories you fondly remembered, there may be other images of you that are just terribly awkward.

By now, you’re most likely thinking about what you did wrong that prevented you from looking good in photos. Fortunately, with the right tips and tricks, you can learn how to properly pose in front of the camera. Here is a complete guide on how to be photogenic.

But before taking a look at the essential tips, take a look at these common mistakes you commit that can lead to badly-taken images of yourself.


THE COMPLETE GUIDE ON HOW TO BE PHOTOGENIC

7 COMMON REASONS WHY YOU LOOK AWKWARD IN PHOTOS


1. Your Face Looks Pale

Looking pale during a photoshoot is the instant formula to achieve awkward-looking images of yourself. For instance, not putting any lipstick or lip balm makes your lips (and overall face!) appear unhealthy. Using the wrong shade of foundation can also contribute to the dreaded washed-out look.


2. Your Face is Blank

If you’re not showing any signs of emotion towards the camera, this can translate badly in the camera. It ultimately shows that you are either bored or uninterested to have your photos taken.

And while some people can fake a smile for the camera to convey atleast one emotion, it can look forced and ungenuine.


3. Your Eyes are Closed

Squinted and closed eyes due to a strong flash of light never looks good on camera. However, you should know that some people naturally blink just before the shutter clicks. To avoid accidental closing of your eyes, opt to have your photo taken numerous times.

On the other hand, opening your eyes widely during a shoot can actually make you look like a deer caught in the headlights or worse, slightly crazy. This ultimately results in an unattractive appearance in images.


4. Your Body Position is Wrong

If you don’t know the right angles that flatter your body, expect to look immensely awkward (and even slimmer or fatter than you already are!) in photos.

For instance, posing your body straight-on in front of the camera makes your photo look a lot like a mugshot. This angle is also not flattering at all as it makes you appear heavier in camera. Do also know that whatever is closest to the camera appears bigger. When posing for your next photo, remember not to cross your arms or cock a hip towards the camera as they give you the optical illusion that they are larger.


5. Your Clothes Are Not Flattering

Your fashion style also contributes to awkward-looking photos. Be aware that while some clothing (billowy tops and tunics) can look chic in real life, they often don’t translat