Avoid Unflattering Facebook Photos

How to Look Good in Pictures

   

We’ve all had those pictures taken of us that make us want to crawl into a hole and never come out. Here’s my tips for looking your best in photos so you’ll never be tagged in an unflattering snap again:

 

 1. The 45 Degree Angle
This is the most flattering angle on most people in photos. For full body pictures, angle your hips in feet off to the side at a 45 degree angle to the camera while squaring your shoulders more to the front. The side profile angle lengthens our bodies and highlights our silhouettes in all the right places.
Imaan Hammam
Imaan Hammam at CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards Dinner 2015
Josephine Skriver at CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards Dinner 2015
Josephine Skriver at CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards Dinner 2015

2. The 45 Degree Head Tilt

You can also apply this technique just with the head as well. Tilt your head either slightly down and to the side. Alternatively, you can slightly lift your chin on a 45 degree angle. Both head positioning angles highlight the jawline and make you appear more mysterious and confident!

Shay Mitchell
Shay Mitchell
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez

3. Laugh a Little

Think about something funny and let out a little silent “breathy” laugh through your nose as you smile. Your lighthearted thoughts and slight giggle will make your smile appear more genuine (as it should be!) and glowing.

Gigi Hadid Vogue
Gigi Hadid

4. The Tongue Trick

Stick your tongue against the back of your top teeth for a toothy smile. This trick tends to make your smile come across sweeter and less forced.

Kendall Jenner for GQ Magazine
Kendall Jenner for GQ Magazine

5. Relax!

The best pictures come naturally. When you’re relaxed and truly happy, your natural beauty just radiates and shows through. If you’re stiff, anxious or uptight, that will come through too. Remember that it’s just a picture and to not base your sense of self-worth on it or the amount of “likes” it gets. True beauty comes from inner self-confidence and inner positivity!

Beyonce
Beyonce

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