How to look great in photos: from personal snaps to street style
Written by Nicoleta Parascan.
” There’s no point in denying it, we’re currently living in such a visual world that the simple act of taking pictures is no longer just about capturing a specific moment. Today we all want our very best versions to represent us in front of the camera and looking good – great even – in photographs became somewhat of an one and only goal. After all, a photo is what stands between us and the rest of the digital world. …”
Doina Ciobanu of The Golden Diamonds striking a pose
” … Aside from a good camera, looking good in photos is mostly influenced by your ability to pose and that’s exactly why you should feel comfortable with yourself and keep an open mind whenever facing the camera lens. Relaxing and posing naturally is a great first step in achieving the best results, the rest is a matter of practice. …”
Photo: Doina Ciobanu shot by Lightaholic.
” … In photography light is almost like magic. It can make or break a photograph, it’s unpredictable yet so unique and it can be used to your advantage. But to find the perfect light, you must permanently seek it outdoors and forget about the indoors for as much as possible. … “
” … Finding a great background weights just as much in the overall aspect your photograph gains, so make sure to choose one that complements both your outfit and your concept for the entire shoot. You can seek a background that effortlessly enriches the colors, prints or patterns of your outfit, or one that fits the specific style you are portraying at the time. Think old, vintage buildings as a way of enhancing the charm of a retro look for example. … “
” … The angle of the camera shouldn’t give you too much trouble, but at the same time it shouldn’t be treated with less importance than any of the aspects already mentioned above. You should constantly be aware of where the camera is in order to make the best out of the shooting experience. A chest height is ideal as it helps avoid deformation, while at the same time prevents you from loosing important inches. …”
Making use of props: blogger Nicole Warne.
” … Some people have turned the use of props into a real art and as long as you can benefit from their presence there’s absolutely nothing wrong in sharing the frame with a statement bag, a nice bouquet of flowers, a set of colorful balloons or a lovely bicycle. It’s all about fitting the right elements in your story and making the most of them. Get creative, have fun and the rest will just follow. …”
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