Do you tend to look like a deer in headlights when getting your picture taken? Do you want to stop doing that and look your BEST in photos? What is the simple answer the the question, how to be photogenic?
Newsflash: Almost EVERY SINGLE PERSON tells me they are uncomfortable in front of the camera before I start taking pictures of them. You are not alone! I mean, unless you are a model or actor, why would you be completely comfortable?
Many people struggle with this and that is why I’m going to share with you 3 EASY secrets anyone can do to look better in front of the camera, aka how to be photogenic:
Healthy bright eyes look good in photos. The white part of your eyeballs? You want them as white as possible. You can achieve this by putting Visine in your eyes right before the shoot. It gets the red out and brightens the eyes. If your eyes aren’t looking healthy, sometimes photographers will enhance them in Photoshop.
2.) Stretch eyes & face
A lot of models and actors do this. Between photos, they stretch their eyeballs open as wide as possible before releasing it for the camera. We tend to hold tension in our face, especially if we are uncomfortable, so doing this will help you look relaxed. Again, how your eyes look make a big difference. Eyes communicate a lot.
Basically, you stretch both your eyes open similar to the photo on the left, and that will relax your face for a more genuine look (like the one on the right). If you feel your entire face is tense, stretch EVERYTHING including your mouth wide open like a lion roar. You may feel crazy but you’ll be amazed at how relaxed your face looks in the photo.
Sometimes my yoga teacher will walk by when I’m doing a challenging pose and ask, “Are you breathing?,” to which I almost always answer, “… Nope.” Haha. Similarly when people are getting their picture taken, they often aren’t fully breathing. If I can see someone is tense I’ll say, “Take a deep breath.” As soon as they do their shoulders go down and they look relaxed – they get out of their head and more into their body. Don’t forget to take deep breaths. It’s good for pictures, and your brain.
If you would like more tips on how to be photogenic, here are 3 additional tips in regards to body language that will help you look better in photos!: https://christinechangphoto.com/3-secrets-to-looking-better-in-pictures/.