How to pose for a quick click (for the non-model type!)
By Amber Bartlett (’18)
- Angle your face. This trick creates nice shadows on your face, which can make you look slimmer and defined on camera.
- Twist your upper body and your head a smidge and angle your arms. Try looking in the mirror to experiment with some poses.
- If you can’t turn, casually cross one foot in front of the other. This changes your stance so that your body is forward and creates the illusion of smaller hips.
- Don’t copy your friend’s poses. Try switching it up by choosing a pose that compliments your friends’ poses.
- Relax your face. Easier said than done, but a tense face creates a tense picture.
- Posture is key. Posture. Posture. Posture.
- Keep your arms away from your body. Always elongate your appearance by putting your arms out slightly.
- Don’t force your smile. Don’t think about it. Let your smile come naturally.
- Smile with your eyes. When you engage your eyes when you smile, it makes you look more genuine.
- Tell the picture-taker to back up away from you to fit the background in.