There was a lot of interest recently in my post regarding why we don’t like to have our photos taken. So many people (particularly women) think they look awful in photos! So as a follow-up I thought I’d write some tips on how to look your best if you are having your photo taken, even a phone selfie!
Some general posing rules:
If you are the photographer, here’s a few tips:
So you can see with just a little bit of thought before you snap your photo everyone can be photogenic. I’m expecting to see a whole bunch of new beautiful profile pics next week! Off you go!
I love taking photos! I really do. I love to capture little personalities, moments in time that can be remembered and perhaps even displayed in people’s homes. But with photos we can’t hear all the little giggles and voices; or see the relationships and interactions between family members. These everyday things as opposed to planned events. That’s where video comes in.
Over the last month I’ve put photos on the back burner a bit in order to learn about videos, specifically a relatively new art form - lifestyle videography. That means short movies (a couple of minutes) of clips compiled together and set to music.
My first one wasn’t exactly about my everyday, since we were on holiday for one week. So it’s partly about our holiday and partly about the chaos at home. I’ve put it in my “about” section of my website if you’d like to see it.
I learned a lot making this video and I’m keen to do more! If you’d like a short lifestyle video, or perhaps a promotional video for your small business website (in a similar style) do get it touch!