Thursday, August 27, 2020

How Do You Look Good In Photos?

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 If you don’t like the way you look in pictures, you’ve probably gotten used to the idea that you are not photogenic. If you want to look good in a picture, you have to understand how photos are taken. Most professional photographers agree that everyone has the potential to look and feel every bit the next Claudia Schiffer or Naomi Campbell in front of the camera. Professional models are trained to know and understand how to catch the light and turn their “best profile” to the camera. Mere mortals like you and me, well, we are used to telling ourselves that we simply can’t be photogenic. But we’re wrong. 

Etymologically speaking, photogenic means “light-generating”. Everyone can be a remarkable subject for a photographer. All you need to know is to figure out how to tame your light to shine bright and proudly in the front of the camera. Looking good In photos has a lot to do with light behavior. 


The rules of posing

Light plays a significant role in posing, whether you are taking a portrait (or self-portrait) or being part of a group shoot. Knowing where the light comes from and how to work with it can be tricky. For passport photos, for instance, exposure – which is related to the way the light illuminates your face – can make your photo ineligible for use in official documentation.Being photogenic on your passport photo is all about faithful representation so that the border control personnel can recognize you. Underexposure makes the photo too dark, while overexposure makes it too bright and blurs contours. This is the first lesson of a good portrait: You want to get the light just right that everyone can get a clear image of what you’re trying to represent. 


On a group photo, however, light effects are different. You want to ensure that everybody remains visible and included in the final picture. Being photogenic in a group refers to how you reflect the light as an ensemble. Ideally, you want to divide a large group into small and digestible light elements. What does it mean? It means sticking to manageable group styles. In a 90210 American TV dramas inspired model, each person reflects the light differently, so that the juxtaposition of different poses creates a dynamic and lively ensemble. 


A little boost of confidence

Feeling good about yourself can completely transform your attitude in the picture. If you’re ashamed of your smile, for instance, you’ll intuitively try to keep your teeth hidden. As a result, you might look less friendly or feel a little awkward in the final result. On the other hand, if you showcase a bright smile, you’ll bring a positive approach to being photogenic. If you’re an enthusiastic coffee or tea drinker, you may find it hard to get rid of stains on your teeth. But you can remove awkwardness by tackling issues that affect your confidence. Don’t be left wondering: What is the best teeth whitening option for me? You can reach out to your dentist to consider the most effective solution for you. Similarly, if you’re embarrassed by your glasses, you could opt for a new pair or transform your face by wearing contact lenses. The bottom line? Remove the things that affect your self-confidence. If you’re going to be photogenic, you have to feel your best first! 


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Keep that hair under control

Your hair plays a huge role in being photogenic. Hair can reflect light a lot more than you think. Frizzy hair, for instance, if you can’t get it under control, can create a blur around your head, each strand reflecting light in its own way. It doesn’t always create an angelic result, though. It looks messy. How can I get my frizzy hair to behave, you ask. Here’s a simple tip: Give your hair plenty of healthy nutrients, including keratin treatment. Keratin is a structural protein that strengthens your hair but also your nails. Another enemy of a great photo is greasy hair. Taming your greasy hair will avoid the awkward shone effect. Aim for vitamin B6 products that restore oil balance. 


Conceal, rather than revealing!

Your makeup affects the way the light behaves on your face. As tempting as it might be to use a concealer under your eyes to hide dark rings, you may end up creating a pale halo around your eyes. Improving your selfies starts with knowing how to create the balance of shadows and bright patches with your makeup. You don’t want your makeup to look good until a flash reveals problem areas! 


When you begin to think of being photogenic in terms of how you generate light in pictures, your perception of posing and preparing for the camera changes. From makeup products that don’t react to the flash to creating a reflective visual through a self-portrait or a group photo, simple rules can make you the heroin of your next selfies. 



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