Oftentimes, we find ourselves complaining that our photos don’t look the way we want them to. In the photos, we notice that we’ve suddenly gained weight, our arms and legs have become bigger, and we seem to have bags under our eyes. Some say that they’re simply not photogenic, and others regret that they didn’t use smartphone filters.
Turn your nose in the direction of the source of light.
Don’t hold your breath.
Bend everything that can be bent.
To make your pose look natural, you can simply move or dance. If a person feels uncomfortable, no charming curves will save the photo.
Don’t lean on your arms.
Don’t prop your cheeks up with your hands.
When a person props their face up with their fists, this makes their hands and cheeks look bigger, distorting their shape. If you want to have your hands raised, touch your chin and cheeks with your fingers slightly. At the same time, don’t bend your fingers, but rather, straighten them.
Don’t raise your hands to your hair.
This pose is difficult, even for a professional model. It’s too pretentious and complicated in execution, and it often looks awkward in the photos. Besides, all the imperfections of your arms will be immediately visible.
It’s best to place your fingers on your thigh or waist, or simply wrap them around your other forearm. This will make the look appear more stylish and elegant.
Note: This article originally appeared on brightside.me