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Question: “How can I look better in photos?”

Written by Sasha Bell

We receive emails on a daily basis about all sorts of things – many of which are questions about photography and modelling.

In the past a common question we used to ask ourselves now also get asked, is “How can I look better in photos”

It is a really a great question and it has taken a lot of time for us to master the way we look in portraits that has taken countless hours with endless trail and errors…! However these hours of us trying to look better in portraits has given us  a huge amount of knowledge that means when we are in front of the camera today, we know to do and what NOT to do – this makes everything so much easier and all the difference if you are wanting to look your best in portraits is a given.

We remember years ago having photographs taken, getting really excited, waiting for the photographs to be ready so we could see them, and then… feeling really disappointed.

None of the photographs looked like “us” – it was usually because of bad posture, or because the eyes were sleepy or our smiles looked ridiculous!


Learning How To “Manipulate” the Camera

One absolutely basic thing you need to understand is that you have to manipulate the camera to make it, make you, look like YOU…

Read that line a few more times until you understand what we mean.

The funny thing about the camera is, technically it’s supposed to capture exactly what it is pointed at – however due to the 2D effect it has we have to manipulate the camera so we create a 3D effect and we look ‘normal’.

This may sound complicated but it really isn’t – once you know how to pose and position yourself in front of a camera, then you’ll see it’s actually very easy – when it’s explained to you properly…!


What We Mean By “Modelling”

So, call it whatever you want, but essentially if you want to look better in photographs, and you’re standing in front of a camera, then you are modelling. This can obviously go to a more professional level, but it all starts somewhere.

Don’t think of modelling as the industry. Think of it just as positioning yourself in front of a camera and  working yourself in a way to bring out the most ‘you’ that you can.

To learn how to model as quickly as possible, then we suggest reading How To Pose For Portraits eBook

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Once you’ve finished reading: How To Pose For Portraits eBook

Once you’ve read How To Pose For Portraits eBook you’ll find it a lot easier to stand in front of the camera – you will find you’re more comfortable in front of the camera, particularly because you know what to do with your hands, eyes, face, body to make you look like ‘you’.

If you read the eBook and put the tips into practice, and then keep practising you will find modelling SO much easier. You will be comfortable and confident, just like I am when I do go in front of the camera.

You’ll also find, that if you see photos of yourself, and they’re no good, you will know what to correct instead of just hoping that something better will happen next time!


No More Missed Opportunities…

No more ‘lucky shot’ – if you put How To Pose For Portraits eBook into practice you will have portraits, after portraits that you LOVE because you know what to do in front of a camera.

More importantly, you’ll have fun instead of feeling disappointed every time you have photographs taken!
Get your hands on How To Pose For Portraits eBook today and start practising now.

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