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Family Photos Coming Up? 4 Ways to Be More Photogenic

Family photos can be a lot of fun, but for some people, it can be a bit unnerving to have to pose. If you are someone who does not take photos often or who ends up looking awkward in photos, there are ways to be more photogenic. Here are the four best ones that can help you look your best for your next family picture.

Eyes are Important

If you are someone who tends to blink when in pictures, you can avoid this by closing your eyes before the camera clicks and slowly open them right before the picture is taken. This will help you avoid the impulse of blinking. For people who are concerned with their eyes not looking bright enough, adding a couple drops of saline can give them the shine you want.

Smile with Care

If you tend to have goofy grins or smiles that are too wide in pictures, there is a simple trick you can follow. Place your tongue behind your teeth, both bottom and top. This will prevent you from over-grinning. You should also consider giving your dentist a quick visit for a simple whitening.

Posture is Vital

When posing for a picture, try not to face the camera directly. This can make you appear wider and flatter than you want. Instead, always think of angles. Tilt your head just slightly and shift your hips so that you are angled away from the camera. You also want to consider using what is commonly known as “chicken arms”. Put one of your hands on your hip and tilt your shoulder back so that your elbow is pointing behind you. This will make your arms look toned and will help accentuate your waist.

Elongate Neck

For those concerned about appearing to have a double chin, there is a quick way of fixing this. Think of elongating your neck and leaning your head forward just a bit. If you think of tucking your chin in and pushing your forehead forward a tiny degree, you will not have to worry about having a double chin in a picture.

These four tips can make it much easier for you to look your best in your next family picture. Practice in front of a mirror for a few days before the actual photo takes place so that you do not have to worry about remembering everything.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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