Friday, May 19, 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017
Tattoos: lots of models have them and most of them know that a tattoo needs to be small and discreetly situated. Have your own tattoo-covering body makeup in a color that matches your skin tone ready, but don't apply it beforehand as it might come off on the clothes you have to wear for the photos or the show. Offer it to the makeup artist so they can cover your tattoo in a way it won't soil the styling.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Striking a static pose right away can feel forced and awkward so try movement, such as walking towards or away from the photographer, or twirling around. This looks much more natural and can get you warmed up. When standing still you must be really aware of your posture and pose. Model from the top of your head to the tip of your toes as the camera sees all of it, and it all matters. This takes practice in front of a mirror at home to know your body’s best angles. Cheating a little to one side is more faltering than shooting straight on, unless you are really fit and can slam-dunk a power pose, staring down the camera.
- Keep your shoulders down and back so you have a long neck and beautiful collarbones.
- Arching your back a bit so that you feel it in your lower back makes the legs longer and thinner.
- Arms should be relaxed and natural.
- Crossing one knee slightly over the other and touching your ankles together while standing on your toes really lengthens visual look of the legs.
Opening your eyes on a bright beach can be really difficult but there are tricks you can learn that will help you to avoid a scowl
Close your eyes, relax your face, and breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth – open your eyes on the exhale and close them after your hear the camera click. This makes the most gorgeous natural beauty look if you do it correctly. Practice!
- Let the photographer count you in, opening your eyes on their cue. "1, 2, 3, OPEN"
- Shoot in an open shade area if possible, or see if there is someone on set who can hold a “scrim” to provide shade over you while you shoot.
- Smile! A big, sincere, gorgeous smile makes a natural squint – and looks great!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Before giving you the on-camera tips, keep in mind that the biggest cause of double chins is excess body fat and some people just carry fat on their chin more easily than anywhere else. In this case losing weight is your solution. Our muscles can weaken as we age and the skin becomes looser there, but sometimes you're just born with a little more fat around the chin. It's possible you also have a genetic tendency to retain too much water in this area so check out my post about how to de-bloat.
A previously non-existent double chin can show up on anyone at some time or another in a photo. But if you are breaking out into a sweat, dreading being asked to take a photo because you can't seem to crack the curse, then we need to break it down and look at why this is happening in your photos but not in real life. Caught off guard like this woman on the left, when someone points a camera lens at them, people seemingly drop their heads back into their necks. Self consciously trying to hide extra rolls, this only worsens the effect, leaving her looking like a turtle. Standing up straight with her shoulders
There are many techniques that will work to make you stop mutating into a ninja turtle if you can just remember to take a breath and put them into play:
- Make sure the camera is above you, not below eye level. Any photo taken below you will automatically increase a double chin effect as seen here ------------->
- Lean in a bit forward and look up if you're sitting.
- Lift your tongue, resting it behind your front teeth. This action will bring your chin up and naturally tighten the muscles of the neck a bit.
- Extend your neck out and then bring it down ever so slightly. Your image is to think "swan princess".
- Hide a real double chin by resting your hands underneath your jaw, or by wearing high collars.
- Putting your hair up or wearing it short will make your neck look thinner and longer, especially if you play up your eyes.
- Trick the camera with makeup. Use a darker shade of powder, foundation or bronzer along your jawline and under your chin to make it appear to recede in a photo. Then use a highlighter on the center or tip of your chin to make it pop forward.
Kim K's camera phone twitter pic has another hint hidden in her pose that you can take a lesson from, which is angling her head while jutting her chin forward. Don't forget when you are using a camera phone that you want to make sure you hold it at a slightly higher level than your eyes so you have to raise your head up.