17 Foolproof Ways To Look Good In Photographs

Photogenic people aren't born, they're made. According to this Quora thread.

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1. Have lots of shots taken but only keep a few.

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Taking multiple pictures at once can weed out those rogue blurry shots, or the ones where someone is mid-blink. So make like a professional photographer and get a bunch of photos taken from each angle, then go through them and save the best one(s).

2. Stand back from the camera, and ask the photographer to zoom in instead.

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Consumer cameras, including phone cameras, have moderately wide-angle settings, which means that objects in the foreground (like your nose) may appear larger than they are. Stepping back evens everything out – and it's great for group shots, too.

4. Stand in front of something that contrasts with what you're wearing.

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This makes sure that you don't disappear into the background. Also, check behind you to ensure that you won't have a tree growing out of your head in the finished photo.

6. To make your skin glow, have your photo taken when the sun is on the horizon.

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The horizon glow bleaches out skin imperfections and gives you an instant St Tropez luminescence, so only take photos at dawn and dusk.