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If you read one of my first articles (10 Facts About Me) you would know that I love taking photos but I don't really like when others take pictures of me. Well, I actually don't even like taking selfies or anything. So I decided to do some research on how to be more confident on how I look in pictures and overcome that. But while I was doing that, I thought, why not share it with you guys? So today we will be talking about tips and tricks to look better in pictures.

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Before we start, I wanted to give a shoutout to one of my WHI friends, Albina who actually motivated me to write about this topic so feel free to check her account and give her a follow!

So yeah, now let's get started!

Study pictures of yourself

Take a look at your pictures and determinate why you like them or why you don't. Find what they have in common, that way you know what to avoid next time, and what to repeat.

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Is there a specific angle that makes your body look better? Maybe is the way you smile? Do you like the left side of your face better than your right side? Try to replicate those things you find look better on yourself next time you have your picture taken

Practice posing in front of a mirror

The best way to find out your best angle or smile is to practice. Try different things and when you find something you like, take a picture to keep as a reminder of what worked for you.

Having your hair up or down actually makes a difference, so try both ways!
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Your outfit

Wearing clothes that enhance your body will make a difference in the picture, as you will accentuate the best parts of your body and catch the attention in all the right places. But also, your clothing choices affect and reflect your self-image. Which means that if you feel confident and comfortable in a certain outfit, that will be shown in the picture. If you feel beautiful, you will look beautiful.

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If you would like me to write an article about how to dress for your body type give this article a clapping emoji!

Make up

If that's what makes you feel beautiful and confident, then do it. But it is not something you have to do. But it is true that make up can help you hide what you wanna hide, enhance certain parts of your face and also help you even out your skin tone.

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I have some exciting news about this actually. In March 13th I will start attending a make up course, so be prepared for articles about everything I learn there!


If you know anything about photography, then you would know that lighting is one of the most important things. Natural light is your new best friend, and it is its best during a cloudy day. Look for lighting that creates an even glow from the forehead to the chin.

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One hour after sunset and one hour before sunset provides nice lighting for photos

The angle

Take thousands of pictures trying different angles and choose which ones you like the best on you. Try this with full body shots and only face shots.

When taking full lenght photos, it is better to take them from a lower angle as it will make you look taller and leaner.
However, when seated, take them from a higher angle and tilt your face up to meet the camera, which will define your jaw.

Take a lot of photos

If you want the best picture, take a lot of them and then choose the best one. In the first pictures you will look more stiff, with time, you will start feeling more and more relaxed, and that's when you will get the best pictures.

Use music to set the mood

Having music while taking the pictures will help you have the expression or actitude you are going for. It's like asking someone to make you laugh so that you get a natural smile. The good thing is, there are amazing songs for any kind of mood you may want to achieve in pictures.

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Be creative

There might be some rules to photography, but at the same time, feel free to break them and experiment and create an interesting picture. Play with poses, lighting and angles.

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General tips

  • Decide if your right or left side looks the best (as our faces aren't 100% symmetrical, one side will look better for you than the other)
  • Tilt your head up or down slightly, don't look straight at de camara
  • Turning your body 45 degrees away from the camara will make you look slimmer
  • Whatever is closest to the camera will be emphasized and look bigger, so be clever about distances
  • Having a good posture makes a great difference
  • Standing on your toes will enlongate your legs and lengthen your body, making you look leaner and taller
  • Shift your weight to your back leg will also make you look slimmer and taller
  • Create diagonal lines, maybe in the way you pose, the background, etc, it will give interest to your photos

Try to avoid

  • Standing directly under a light as it will create weird shadows on your face. It is best to have the light source facing you
  • Fake smiles as they will look forced
  • Eating right before taking the pictures
  • Tilting camera/phone down, it should always be parallel with your body and, otherwise, it will make your head look bigger and legs look shorter

Remember that even if you feel like you just can't take a good photo, it is all about knowing your body and understanding what will make it look good. Anybody can look good in pictures. Just try different things and take a lot of pictures, so later you can choose the best one!

Well, that's it for today guys! I hope this was helpful for you, and that you learnt something new! I somehow managed to get a cold during the summer time, and I'm feeling pretty bad thb haha But I didn't want not to post today for you guys. So I'm sorry if there are many spelling mistakes and things like that hehe

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Thank you for taking your time to read this, love you

( bel )
( bel )

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