Ladies, let’s face it, we live in a day and age where having photos taken of yourself is an almost daily occurrence. Whether you love it or you hate it, it’s the truth. Between Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat – you are sure to be photographed and seen by all of your friends and family, pretty much all of the time. DO NOT FEAR. I am here to help you. Below is a list of tips and tricks that I have found to be extremely effective when I take pictures, or have pictures taken of myself.
Invisible High Heels
Doing this instantly elongates your legs, and gives you a slimmer look all over.
Not only does this bring life and movement to the photo, it is also a slimming technique. I can’t get enough of those.
Elongate your neck
To avoid a double-chin, elongate your neck and push your face forward slightly. It might feel weird, but it will look great, I promise.
Cross Your Ankles
If you’re being shot head-on, cross your legs, starting at the calf. This stance will make your legs appear longer, and your waist appear slimmer. Plus it will make you look like you’re a street style guru/goddess.
I know this is so cheesy, but it works. Pretend like someone just told you the funniest joke in the world and a random stranger just happened to walk by and capture the moment on your iPhone. This is Instagram GOLD.
Arm on Hip
This is a classic. Celebrities have been using this one for decades on the red carpet. If they use it, we should use it to. It’s simple math.
Be in More Pictures!
People who think that they aren’t photogenic tend to pose for fewer photos overall, but photography is a game of averages. Even Kate Moss doesn’t nail it on the first frame. The more shots you allow to be taken of you, the more likely you’ll be happy with some of them.