Getting your photo taken can shake your nerves quietly, particularly if you don’t feel you’re photogenic. This problem is faced by many people, but there are ways to make you look your best. Standing in front of the camera and feeling good is a skill you must know.
Embrace Your Uniqueness
No matter where they are or what they wear, photogenic people appear comfortable. But note the word, trustingly. It’s not because they’re more beautiful than the rest of the world, it’s because their beauty is less self-conscious.
Many people lack the confidence because they find faults on their face such as the gap in your teeth, the crow’s-feet that appear when they smile, or their stubborn hair. Rather than trying to hide what you consider your faults, embrace what makes you unique.
Relax And Get Comfortable
Remember, it is just a photo, not a job interview. And you can take as many photos as needed until they are right. On photo shoots a professional photographer can take hundreds of photographs.
Try to forget the camera. It can be hard at first, but keep breathing. Make the event memorable and have fun rather than a chore or duty. Try out different poses and try having the main light on different sides or coming from different directions to see what works best for you.
Choose The Right Photographer
While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it is also in the eyes of the photographer. Choosing the right photographer will make a big difference in how confident you feel.
You want to ensure your photographer is open to your needs and tastes. Avoid photographers that have a one pose fits all approach. A good photographer will value your uniqueness and do their utmost to capture the best real you. They will make you feel comfortable, bring out your natural confidence and help you address any fears or hangups you have.
Make sure to express the things you don’t like about your photos with your photographer. To resolve some of your doubts, a good photographer will have a good knowledge base and some tricks up his sleeve.
Call Us Today
To learn more ways on how to look good for the camera, contact Capitol Photo Headshots at 203-255-4002.