Clients always ask us how to prepare for their upcoming sessions, whether it questions about wardrobe, what to expect, or even which options are best for them. They’re asking, simply because they want to know what they can do to give them the greatest chance of looking their best.

Anyone can look good in pictures by figuring out how best to pose in front of the camera. Even if you feel like you aren’t photogenic, learning some simple tricks can make a huge difference. These techniques include positioning your body in better ways, practicing confidence so that you can come to love any photo someone takes of you, and more. Once you get these methods down, you’ll be ready to strike a pose at any moment!

The following few tips will help you on how to look good in pictures;

It’s super important to have a positive attitude about being photographed. Yes, that’s it. More specifically… I need you to believe in me, believe in the process, and believe in the fact that no matter how much you hate having your picture taken, you can look amazing in your headshots. Just like wearing clothing you’re comfortable in, will make you feel good, and translate into your image, it’s the same for your attitude!

Determine why you look good (or bad) in pictures:
Study photos of yourself. When did you look good? When did you look bad? Can you spot the difference? Look at pictures of other people and find out why they look good. Some problems might be:

·    Lighting of your photo

·    Squinted or closed eyes

·    Wrong angle on your face

·    Not using your best smile

·    Cosmetic issues, such as blemishes and blackheads, or a hairstyle or clothing choice that doesn’t suit you

Practice posing in front of a mirror or a camera:
The best way to find out your best angle or smile is to practice. Decide what positions you look best in, decide if your right or left side looks the best. Our faces aren’t completely symmetrical, so one side generally looks better than the other. Try angling your body so that you will be familiar with how to position yourself when you get in front of a camera.

Wear the right clothes:
Wear clothes that you know look good on you. Dress in flattering cuts for your body type. Know what colors look good with your complexion and hair. This is important for looking your best in photos. As a general rule, solids look better than patterns.

Smile naturally:
A fake smile can make you look bad in a photo. It looks forced and doesn’t meet your eyes. When you take a photo, you need to give your best. To give your best smile, you need to feel some kind of emotion. If you aren’t happy at the moment, think of happy memory, your favorite meal, or something that makes you laugh. A real smile engages the eyes. Try squinting with your lower lids. This can help you look more natural.

Get the right makeup:
For women, makeup can help make you look great (or terrible) in photos. Learning how to highlight the right areas can help make you look good in just about any photo.

@ijeworks, what we do isn’t only just about perfect lighting, placing the camera in front of you, it’s really about human connection and reaching out to you. It’s about getting you comfortable enough to let your guard down, to let those fears melt away, if only for a second, where we can translate who they really want to be into an image. Have a positive approach to being photographed. 

You’ve got this. This one’s easy, Just be yourself!