1 - Use the left side of your face- if the left side of your face isn’t a bad angle for you, use it. Studies show that your left cheeks show more emotion, which people find more aesthetically pleasing.
2 - When taking a group shot, don’t stand closest to the camera, or you’ll look disproportionate to everyone else.
3 - Angle your face- if you take your picture with a straight on angle, tilt the camera upward or downward to avoid your face looking look wider, bigger than it actually is, or a weird color.
4 - Tilt your head up to avoid double chins
5 - Don’t take a photo with the camera below your chin!
6 - Lighting!- you should use natural or white lighting so you don’t look orange.
7 - If you pose your body facing straight towards the camera, your body will appear larger than it actually is. Instead, pose at an angle.
8 - The best opportunity to get good lighting is the golden hour- the sunset hour when the light turns golden
Story by Benzi Allen