Photos are a bigger part of our lives than ever before, due to the fact it’s so cheap to take photos with digital cameras and cellphones, we take them without thinking of the costs of printing – because most of us don’t even print them. Almost every event, social activity or even the masterpiece we make for dinner is recorded on our phones. For those of us who are a bit uncomfortable having our photo taken, the prevalence of cameras can make us feel a bit awkward. However, with a few simple tips you can learn how to ace every photo and capture memories you want to treasure.
1) Focus on Your Smile
Nothing is more attractive in a photo than someone with a bright smile. Taking care of your teeth can often seem like hard work, and maybe you have been a little careless with dental hygiene in the past. It’s so important to take care of your teeth and healthy teeth make for beautiful smiles. There’s lots of options for reshaping your smile, from crowns and veneers to bridges. You might find that a good clean is sufficient to spruce things up. Check out a list of practices Smile extend to for dental work and for simple ways to transform your smile. When you are confident about your smile, it will show in the pictures and they will look even warmer.
Everyone has a side, or an angle, that is their most flattering. Spend a little while in the mirror figuring out what works best for you. Try to ‘work the camera’ when you came to bring out your best features. But do remember, that not even the models look how they do in the photos (usually a heavy amount of make-up, photoshop, and lighting is involved), so don’t compare yourself to unrealistic beauty standards.3) Have Fun With It
Smile, laugh, joke around – bringing out your playful side will lead to some really candid, natural and fun photos that you’ll be sure to love. I personally find that I always prefer photos when someone else is in the photo with me too.
Selfies are a sensitive subject for some. Some people love them, some people hate them and sometimes we have no option but to indulge in a little selfie action. But for the most part I think it’s almost always more flattering to have someone else take the photo for you, if there’s another person around. Most people are happy to be interrupted for a moment to capture a special photograph, so the next time you’re considering a selfie, look to see if there’s another option.Photos will become treasured pieces of your memory as you get older. They’re a great way to freeze people and moments in time. Learning how to look your best in front of a camera will help you create even more memories that you want to treasure.