Well, the 10 secrets are not Airbrush, Photo Lab, PicsArt or any other photo editing app for that matter. We all want to have the feeling of a #nofilter on a picture of ourselves that turns out to be absolutely amazing, don’t we? Well, here are a few secrets to achieve the same.
1. Mind the lighting and background:
Natural light is the best light for clicking pictures outdoors. Again, too dim or too harsh light can spoil the picture and bring out your imperfections. The best time to click a picture outdoor is on early mornings and in the afternoon. Also look out for a great background like a white wall, anything artistic or anything that captures your eye.
2. Pose right:
This one depends on your choice entirely. You can fake a walk by putting one leg in front of the other. If you prefer to stand instead, cross your legs. Try not to stand facing the camera straight. If you are sitting, cross your legs. Whatever the pose be, just remember to keep your posture straight.
3. Invisible heels:
Even when you are wearing flats or are barefoot, you can always trick the camera to make you appear taller. Just stand on your toes like you are wearing heels to fake some extra inches in your pictures.
4. Know your side:
Some people love getting their left sides clicked while some prefer the right. Knowing your best side is a matter of practice and experimentation. Click a lot of photos and keep studying them to figure out which side works best for you.
5. Create angles:
Facing the camera straight is rarely flattering. The best way is to make an angle of 25 degrees with the camera. To do this, turn your body three quarters the way toward the camera. Cross your legs. Even if you do not want to cross your legs, just bend one of them to break up the shape.
6. Wear the right clothes:
Your outfit can make or break a picture. If you are wearing patterns, make sure to wear them according your body type. If you are short, wear vertical stripes and thin borders. If you want to look slimmer, opt for darker colors. If you are too thin, try wearing lighter colors and horizontal stripes. If you are wearing a loose shirt dress, wear a belt to accentuate your waist.
7. Wear makeup:
A little makeup never hurts. For a more natural look, apply concealer only to blemishes, imperfections and shadowy areas. Wear a BB cream to even out your skin tone. Applying mascara to your lashes and tightlining your eyes will make them appear bigger and more awake. Wearing a bright colored lipstick will make your face pop. Add a warm blush to your cheeks for a natural glow.
8. Refresh your hair:
If your hair is feeling limp and flat, flip it upside down and shake your strands with your fingers. It will give a quick touch of volume. For more texture and dimension, pull your hair into a loose top-knot. Just before the picture is clicked, take it out and spritz some dry shampoo. Also, try to tame flyaways for pictures by applying some dry oil or cream products.
9. Wide eyes:
If you tend to blink in photos, close your eyes for a few seconds and then open them slowly, just before the picture is about to be clicked. If you are clicking under bright light, try this trick – close your eyes and face toward the source of light for 4-5 seconds with closed eyes. Then face toward the camera and open your eyes. This will prevent them from going half-closed in pictures. As for makeup, apply darker colors to your crease and lighter ones to the brow bones and white eyeliner on the inner corners of eyes.
10. Show some confidence:
Always be confident about yourself. This will reflect in your pictures. And if you are not very confident, you can always fake it. Raise a brow very slightly. This expression will also enhance its shape and make your face stand out in pictures. I personally love this trick because it works for me every time and makes me look more confident. Also, smile naturally or smirk slightly. Don not forget that your confidence reflects in your eyes.
That is it ladies! Finally a great picture will take a lot of practice and experimentation. Know your features and use them right. Hope this helps.