The camera is aimed at you. You smile. The photo could turn out to be magical – or ego-crushing. But it’s not you, it’s the camera. Just as your reflection on the back of a spoon isn’t what you really look like, a photo doesn’t capture you as you are. It can’t.
The Art of Being Photographed is the ultimate guide for how to look good in photos. This website shows you how to think like a camera, explaining simple principles you can use when you pose for a photo, no matter who you are.
The Art of Being Photographed is the ultimate guide for posing for photos. It shows you how to think like a camera, explaining simple principles you can use when you pose for any photo, no matter who you are.
Even small posing changes like the angle of your body and your distance from the camera can transform your shape, size, and demeanor. By understanding how the camera sees you, you will know how to pose so you look the way you want.
Start by learning how the Universally Flattering Angle changes the shape of your body.
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