Mr. and Ms. Photogenic
Wear the right colours
Find what works best for you, and stick to these colours when you know you're going to have you picture taken. If you've received compliments when wearing a certain colour, chances are, that's your colour.
Show your best side
Study favourite photographs of yourself, and ascertain your best angles. You'll soon get the hang of showing your best angle to the camera. A close friend should be able to give you an objective critique of which pictures you look best in and why. Then, try to recreate those angles the next time you're in front of the camera.
Don't get carried away with over-the-top makeup. Frosted eye shadows and lipsticks tend to reflect too much light off your most important features, leaving you looking frost-bitten and unattractive. And just so you don't have to hide those pretty eyes behind glasses, ACUVUE® Clear™ is comfortable and easy-to-use. Perfect for new contact lens wearers.
Relax, relax, relax
Sit back, relax and the smile will come naturally. There's nothing worse than a stiff grin in your pictures. Shyness also translates to stiffness, so don't be bashful.
Stick out your neck like a turkey
To improve your facial definition and reduce the look of wrinkles and flabby skin, try this trick. Turn your head such that only part of it is exposed to the camera. Then lift your neck and tilt your head down just a little. Think of a turkey sticking its head out.
Beat the bug
Asians tend to have shallow-set eyes, and thus a pre-disposition to bug eyes. To avoid bug eyes, get plenty of rest the day before the session.
Watch that double chin
To hide your double chin effectively, tilt your head down slightly so that the camera is a little above eye level. Rest your tongue against the roof of your mouth. If your double chin is terribly obvious, support your chin on your hand without putting any weight on it.
Smile – with your eyes
Nothing lights up a picture more than smiling eyes. Try thinking of the camera as someone you have a crush on. For even more camera-gorgeous eyes, try 1 • Day ACUVUE® DEFINE™, which give your peepers greater definition.
Don't slouch. Good posture instantly makes you look confident, attractive and of course, photogenic.
Time your smile
Hold a pose for too long and it'll start to get stale even before the shutter shuts. Try to time your smile so that you don't have to hold it for too long and get a frozen smile.
Plan your group shots
If you're in a seated group picture, push the chairs as close together as possible. Sit up straight and relax. Don't lean into the picture even though you're predisposed to huddling.
Unanimate your face
The more animated your face tends to be, the more likely it is to frozen in picture during a transient, grotesque moment. Try to keep your face still in the presence of a camera.
Red eye, be gone
To reduce the red eye effect in pictures, look slightly above the camera.
Get to know your face
This sounds ridiculous and like a scene out of Zoolander, but the only way you can be comfortable in front of the camera is to be familiar with your face and how it moves. And the only way to do that is to practice smiling and posing in front of the mirror. Clear the room first, of course.
Suck in your stomach – not!
Decide which is worse- having a little flash of tummy show up in the photo, or looking stiff and uncomfortable from face to body. Holding your gut in makes you look stiff and uncomfortable and thus, less than photogenic.
Put on your most slimming pose
When getting a full-length picture taken, position your body 45 degrees away from the camera and turn your head back towards the camera. Then, stand with one foot crossed in front of the other, leaving all your weight on the back leg. You'll see the difference in the picture.