Five Tips To Becoming More Photogenic + GIVEAWAY

You know your photogenic friend that constantly looks amazing in photos? She’s about to get some competition. Between upcoming holiday parties and family gatherings, it’s the season of picture taking, and we’ve got you covered. I’ve put together five tips to make sure you look your best in every photo.

From knowing your angle to strategically placing placing your feet, these tips will without a doubt change the way you pose for photos. I promise after you nail these photogenic tricks you’ll never take an unflattering photo again. Tip number two is without a doubt a game changer.

Stay tuned til the end for a chance to win a 45 minute professional photo shoot for up to 2 people with Dallas Photographer Afritina Anderson. A prize that is worth OVER $120. Prefect for holiday photos, mommy and me, engagement session, building your brand and much more!

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Scroll down to get ready for your close-up.

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Pose with a purpose.

When you pose be mindful of your stance and your posture. Slouching, unsettled feet, and twirling thumbs are all signs of an confident subject.

Be confident in your pose and follow through from head to toe.

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Play with your facial expressions.

Have you ever taken a photo and loved everything about it, but hated your facial expression in the shot?

Go beyond your arms and stance in your pose and engage your facial expression in your photos. Show some emotion and excitement in some of your pictures!

It’s amazing to see what a different face can do for a shot. You than always have a few options from a pose you totally nailed!

POSE TIP #3.pngWatch your Footwork.

Keep a close eye on your stance in your photos. I loved the shot on the right all the way until I got to my footing and realized I looked like a baby chicken. When taking pictures we can easily forget the placement of our feet.

Instead of standing with you feet together try separating them. This movement can we achieved by a walking motion like the top photo or a strong stance like the second photo.

See both stances on the left side are more powerful, purposeful, and given in a full shot with elongate your legs.

You can practice this in a full length mirror at home. See what looks good and to process what the stance feels like.

Posing Tip #5.pngPlay with your Profile.

Tilt your face slightly so you don’t face the camera squarely.

Turning your head slightly is more flattering than facing the camera straight on, because it will give your features more depth. Hello, cheekbones!

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Find some Shade.

How do you know if you’re shooting in the best lighting? Try to find the best lighting for your photo which most likely will not be in direct sunlight.
Avoid using a flash that will create a flat looking image and might blow out some of the brighter parts of your image. Find some good natural lighting and play around to find what works best for you.


Photography in this post by Afritina Anderson

What I’m Wearing:

Image 2 of BLOUSE WITH FRONT BOW from Zara  Image 2 of LEATHER SLINGBACK HIGH HEEL SHOES from Zara Image 4 of CONVERTIBLE TOTE from Zara

Zara Top

Express Jeans already sold out online, but you’ll love these

Zara Shoes sold out but here’s another favorite

Zara Purse

Sleeveless Duster Coat I bought from Nordstrom’s Rack but here’s a really cute one

What Hollie is Wearing:

Top: Zara (old) love this and this though!

 Jeans: Express  Vest: Express (30% off!)

Booties: Nordstrom

Clutch: Banana Republic (old) love this one here and here

Necklace: Rocksbox (get your first month free with code: fashionsoffancyxoxo)

G I V E A W A Y !

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Author: Sophisticated Poser

amanda bell. model + editor for blog sophisticated poser. the personal style of a northern california transplant from texas. blogging about my personal style, street style, and helping you curate the perfect closet. founder of Because Women Love Brunch #BWLBrunch

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