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Men-How to Look your Best in a Photograph

Updated on January 6, 2012

The Man

Looking Good in Photographs

It may only be a spur of the moment photograph taken with a cellphone while you are on holiday, or enjoying a night out. But when we see the end product we can't really believe that we really look like this! Our faces seem so big, and we may only be sitting on the sofa, but somehow you still manage to look like a beached whale.

Even when the professional photographers snap us in our smart clothes and Sunday best, we can still end up looking like a dogs dinner ,look half asleep or drunk,and you have not even been drinking.

Nowadays with the power of the internet and social media,all these snaps and photographs are there for everybody to view.So is it actually possible for men to look good in a photograph.

Lighting To Look Good

I have recently learned that light does make a difference. So this may be better for more professional photographs where the lighting can be controlled.

Having your photo taken in a room with softer lighting will make your eyes more attractive. In this mode your pupils will be dilated, and this can make a big difference to your face and your mood.

Make a Stand

If you think that you look aggressive when you see yourself on your photographs it is probaly all to do with your stance.

You will appear much more friendlier on your pics by giving yourself an open stance. Do avoid clenching your fists ,and you will also come across far more relaxed by not folding your arms.

Suits you

It is not very often I am photographed wearing a suit, but if you want to look your best when you are wearing a jacket whilst you are sitting down you should sit onthe the tail of the jacket.

The effect given of this technique is to ensure a tailored fit around your shoulders and you are not given the heavyweight bodyguard look!

The Double Chin

Just as women want to know "does my bum look big in this", men want to know "how many chins will the camera reveal'.

This is probably the main things to remember for myself and all you have to do is simply push your neck forward slightly and raise your head. Hopefully this may reduce one or two that the camera always seems to find.

Helpful tips

I hope you will find some of these tips helpful. Let me know if you have any tips of your own.


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