Whether you love or hate having your picture taken, someone is going to point a camera at you during the holiday season. But knowing how to react means you can get a fabulous pic you'll love every single time. Adrian Brooks, an award-winning media photographer who has captured the likes of Britain's royal family, shares his advice on how best to pose for a photo-op worthy shot.
Relax: The more natural you are the better you will look. Don’t try to force an expression that you think will make you look better--just be yourself. It's best if you look away from the photographer--imagine the person taking the picture isn’t really there and focus your attention on something or someone else. And try to laugh--genuine laughter will make sure your eyes as well as your mouth will be smiling.
Strike a pose: Everyone has a "best side," so make sure you pose looking at the camera from both your left shoulder and then your right one to see which angle suits you and flatters your best features.
Look up: Make sure the camera is positioned above you so your face tilts slightly when you glance into the lens of the camera. This angle is a lot more complimentary than looking down, which can create lines and wrinkles in your neck and cheeks.
Look around: What's around you can make a big impact on your smile so don't forget to check what you're standing in front of. Make sure you’re in a spot with good lighting, and if you can, wear natural-looking makeup and a deep-colored lipstick (think red or purple) that will help enhance the whiteness of your teeth.
Be confident: Don’t be afraid to show your teeth as a relaxed smile can really make a photo come to life. But if you're not proud of your pearly whites, try making them sparkle ahead of time with whitening toothpaste or mouthwash, like one from Listerine.
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