Do you always hate the way you look in holiday party photos? I always used to avoid the camera whenever possible because I thought I looked terrible in photos. I was mortified at the thought of them ending up on social media. But then, after reading a helpful lifestyle blog or two, I learned some professional tricks and hacks. Now, I can make sure that I look great in every holiday picture and never worry about getting caught in an unflattering photo. Instead of hiding from the camera, use these tips to look your best in party photos.
Buy Photo Friendly Makeup
This is a really important thing to do. Lighting at parties can vary wildly, so makeup that looks great in your bathroom mirror might look terrible at the holiday party. There are several amazing photoready and high definition foundations out there that were designed with photography in mind. These products have light reflecting pigments that will highlight your face and give you a soft glow in any light. Your skin will never look cakey or too orange. Plus, you can find photoready makeup in every price range. In my opinion, it’s a worthwhile investment.
If It Bends, Bend It
I’ve learned so many photography tricks from almost every lifestyle blog out there. But here’s the best one: whenever you’re posing for a photo, bend every part of your body that is bendable. Put your hands on your hips and bend your elbows. Then, bend your knees a little. Complete the pose by standing slightly offside to the camera, with one hip forward and one back. You’ll be amazed at how much better you look in photos once you get the hang of posing like this. It makes a huge difference.
To look great in photos, the easiest thing you can do is smile. It can’t be a fake or forced smile, but a real smile. Your face will light up and you’ll look more relaxed. Happiness is a great cosmetic and it’ll enhance any photo. Don’t stress about striking the perfect pose. Just relax, smile, and be yourself. Everyone else will be too focused on your smile to even look at anything else.
Filter, Filter, Filter
You can use a photo filter app on your smartphone to change the lighting, contrast, and other elements to make your pictures look better. Before you post your photos to social media or a lifestyle blog, run them through a filter. It’s an easy way to perfect your photos for the world to see.
Don’t Stress About It
You can follow these tips to make sure your photos are flattering, but don’t worry about it too much. Even if you’re tagged in an unflattering photo, it’s not the end of the world. In the end, you’ll actually be glad that you have those pictures to remember your holiday celebrations with family and friends.