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.
27th March 2021
Political figures, including Donald Trump, Joe Biden, and Kamala Harris, know how to be photographed in ways that promote their own unique image. Recognizing what is going on behind the camera reveals how they want us to see them. What’s more, we can use their strategies to shape our own online images.
4th August 2020
Control the camera to control your image. Five simple steps will transform how you look on video calls. Following them means you can sit down in front of your screen, click ‘start video’ and know that you are looking your best. It means exploring how you interact physically with your screen and with your camera
10th April 2020
Easily avoid this common problem. The best way to avoid a double chin in photos is this simple trick used by influencers, celebrities and politicians every day. Make a double chin vanish when you are being photographed. If you want to look great in your photos, don’t hold your chin in its everyday position.
12th July 2019
The camera’s height changes yours. Discover how different you look in photos when the camera is higher or lower. Choose whether to look taller, more competent and more powerful (and with longer legs too!) or shorter, sweeter and more approachable.
8th July 2019
Where you stand dictates your size. Do you wonder why you look so big or small in a photo, compared to your friends, your fiancee, or that tourist landmark? Find out how the camera quirk of Closer Means Bigger distorts every photo taken, and choose what size you want to be in comparison to everyone and everything else.
7th July 2019
Changing your angle changes your shape. Transform your photos by simply changing the angle of your shoulders and hips towards the camera. Discover the Universally Flattering Angle, and immediately look slimmer, more relaxed, and more eye-catching in your photos.
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