10 Easy Steps to Looking More Photogenic


You know your photogenic friend that constantly looks amazing in photos? She’s about to get some competition. Between holiday parties and family gatherings, it’s the season of picture taking, so we put together ten tips to make sure you look your best in every photo.

Tip #1:


PHOTO: Lee Oliveira

Most people know their “good side,” but according to fashion photographer Garance Doré and a scientific study, usually the left side of the face is more attractive.

Tip #2:


PHOTO: Adam Katz of Le 21Eme

Never stand the closest to the camera, or you’ll look disproportionately larger. Instead, position yourself on an even plane with the other people in the photo.

Tip #3:


According to fashion blogger Chriselle Lim, a lower angle visually stretches your figure, making you look taller and leaner.

Tip #4:



Turning your head slightly is more flattering than facing the camera straight on, because it will give your features more depth. Hello, cheekbones!

Tip #5:


PHOTO: The Styleograph

When seated, ask the photographer to take the picture from above, and tilt your face up to meet the camera, which will help define your jaw. According to Garance Doré, “a shot from above is a godsend!”

Tip #6:


PHOTO: Hanneli Mustaparta

If you’re the one posting the photo, crop it so your entire body fills the frame. This will create the illusion of vertical length.

Tip #7:


PHOTO: Style Du Monde

Trust us, this totally works.

Tip #8:


PHOTO: Adam Katz of Le 21Eme

Putting your tongue behind your teeth when smiling will help you avoid a too-wide grin. Just remember to smile with your eyes, so you don’t look unhappy!

Tip #9:


PHOTO: Adam Katz of Le 21Eme

Looking at a light right before a photo is taken will shrink your pupils, which helps minimize the dreaded red eye.

Tip #10:


PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

The hard e sound at the end of “money” makes the corners of your mouth go up and makes your eyes crinkle, creating the affectation of a genuine smile.



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