Have you ever caught yourself staring at pictures of models and celebrities with a tinge of envy? Well, you're not alone. The good news is all of us have the potential to look great in our photographs.
- Stand up straight
Good posture is the first step to posing for a great picture. Take a deep breath and pull in your tummy muscles.
- Add a twist
Facing the camera with your hips at a slight angle adds visual interest while slenderizing your torso. Also, place one foot in front of the other, facing slightly away from the camera.
- Avoid that dreaded double chin
Start by relaxing, then straighten up, tilt your chin out and down, resting your tongue against the roof of your mouth.
- Mind the arms
Place your hands on your hips, holding your arms back and away from your body.
Smile with your eyes, flirt with the camera, think happy thoughts and let the inner you show through.
- Go glam
Hide blemishes, powder your nose, groom your brows, get luscious lips and big lashes and the look of a fresh blush on your cheeks.
- Hair care
Sport a hairdo that's well groomed with clean, healthy, shiny hair. Pay special attention to flyaways. Adding a jeweled hair accessory can add that extra sparkle.
- Find your hue
Wear colors that complement your skin tone. You probably already have a good idea of what works for you, if you don't do your homework.
- Practice, practice, practice
Then sparkle and shine - pose in front of the mirror, try different angles, looks and smiles. Once you've perfected the art in the mirror have a friend take lots of pictures, review them and improvise.