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6 Ways To Look Fantastic In Photos This Christmas

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6 Ways to Always Look Fantastic in Photos this Christmas

Photography tips and tricks to help you look your best.

From the annual school photograph,  to friends’ weddings, we’ve all been in front of camera at some point or another and and cameras always come out in the run up to Christmas, below are six simple ways to get better results.

  1. Get to Know Your Face. This applies to professional photoshoots as well as every day photos. Take time getting to know your face, how to smile naturally and which side or angle of your face you like better.
  2. Easy on the makeup. You want some basic coverage but don’t overdo it. What you normally wear is best, then it’ll look like you J
  3. Camera Angles. Don’t go for the standard angle, try going up high so everyone has to look up to you. Helps with no 4 too 😉
  4. Controlling your chin. Photos where your neck is elongated and your chin is pushed slightly forward will lift your face and give it a more angular look. You might want to practice this beforehand in order to get used to it.
  5. Pick your outfit carefully. And by this I mean, wear what you feel comfortable in, and suits your body shape. Ideally opt for plain colours, as too much pattern can be very distracting in a photograph.
  6. Use lighting to your advantage. Natural light is the best, but hard to find enough of it in the winter months, especially if your light source is a window. Stand so the window is to your side, and not behind you. Cloudy days are fantastic, it’s like a big softbox on the sun, and stops you squinting and no harsh shadows either. Bonus! If it is sunny then head for shade, so trees, or just inside a doorway are great options. The camera flash helps, but is not always flattering.

As much as the above tips will help you look your best in photographs, always remember to actually take some and be in some! There is always one parent who is the family photographer, and is in very few photographs! Change that this year. Go on, I dare you!!

Capturing the family having fun and relaxing is THE most important. Memories are priceless.

About the photographer: Sue is a professional portrait photographer based in Harlow, Essex and she specialise’s in baby and child portraiture. Being a parent, she understand’s just how special your child is to you and her aim is to produce a collection of images that are natural and meaningful to your family. No two moments are ever the same and she wants to perfectly capture those early precious memories and the natural character of your child. For more information please call 01279 433392, visit the Sue Kennedy Photography website and follow Sue on Facebook or Instagram.

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