We’re sure we’re not alone in being self-critical especially in a photo taken either alone or in a group. Sometimes we’re shocked at how unnatural we looked in digital and printed photos. Though we’re not exactly trying to pose for the red carpet, we’d of course like to look just as glamorous and appealing as star studded celebrities. The red carpet walk and photographs are symbolic of being very aesthetic and highly pictorial.
Photo booths, especially, pose a daunting question to everyone that’s about to enter; How should I pose? Sure there are props and good lighting to hide away your flaws but those aren’t enough to secure you a great picture print out. So what you need to do to look just as great in your photos as your fave celebrities do is to copy what your fave celebrities do when they look their best; red carpet poses!
Is there a school where famous people learn how to pose for the red carpet? And if not a school then at least a rule book which is passed on from celebrity to celebrity? Line up red carpet photographs next to each other and you’ll see what we mean. There are always signature poses that every celebrity, male or female, share. Not one to share the same dress, these celebrities aren’t afraid to share the same poses because they’re all tried, tested, and truly work!
Star Crossed Legs
What you should know is that crossing the legs can either make your legs look slim and long or make you look like you’re holding it in. If you’re being shot head-on (maybe for a street style snap?) cross your legs, remember that it should start at the calf. This stance will make your hips look narrower and your legs look longer, plus it looks a bit more casual. It’s worth noting that the pose also works when you’re sitting.
Hands on Hip
Whether you go for one arm or the double, the hands-on-hips pose defines the waist, straightens out the shoulders and slims the upper arms. It’s a good fall-back when you don’t know what to do with your hands. Lightly place your hand above your hip, instead of aggressively clutching onto the flesh of your torso where your waist is. This creates a better silhouette and slimmer appearance compared to forcefully showing off your body line.
Genuine, Not Forced
Looking good in a picture isn’t about looking happy, it’s about creating a connection with the viewer. Your natural, happy pose may result ii a big smile but can all too easily turn into an overzealous grin if the camera catches you at the wrong blink. The best smile to show is one you could hold for an hour, it’s about finding what’s natural for your facial muscles that it doesn’t strain or create creases.
Unless you’re a professional model, odds are that most of the photos you find yourself in are fun, casual shots with friends. As much you think “posing” for these types of pictures will make you look better, the fact remains that loosing up and having a little fun will almost always make for a more flattering snap. Since you’re not trying as hard, there will be less room for error.
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