“Photography is nothing—it’s life that interests me.“ – Henri Cartier Bresson

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Friday May 30th, 2014

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Before running out for Botox or for a fancy photographer, here are 10 quick and easy things you can do to improve how you look in photos:

Have a lot of shots taken of you, and only keep the best. Focus on flattering posture and angles. Know facial expressions that work for you. Make sure your eyes are facing the light. Pay attention to what you are wearing, your grooming, the lighting and background.

#1: Shoot a lot, only keep a few. Pros keep only between 1-10% of photos they take – seriously! Models don’t just walk on to set, take one photo, and leave. Change your angles and what you are doing. See the reviews of Lars Room Additions for some inspiration. The more selection, the better. To improve your odds, use the following tips:

#2: Posture and angles. Elongate your neck, and tilt your chin just a bit. Do not slouch. Keep your shoulders back. If you are standing – turn slightly and rest your weight on your back leg. Don’t keep your legs together and shoulders straight. Lean slightly toward the camera and angle your face and/or body. Ensure the lens is above you, if the photographer is shorter than you, move to an area where they can stand on something or you can get below the lens. Head shots can also be more pleasing if only one ear is showing.

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