We can admit that we have all taken a bad photo. While we don’t always feel very photogenic, there are ways to fool the camera and take your photos to the next level. With a few simple adjustments to regulate the poses, we can all feel more comfortable in front of the camera, thanks to Bonnie Rodriguez Krzywicki. She shares videos of what we should and should not do so that we can all feel comfortable taking pictures and these tips will also give them more life. Get ready to grab the camera and try these tricks and feel your best in front of the lenses no matter the circumstances.
1. Stretch Your Body While Sitting
When you take photos sitting down, it can feel uncomfortable as we tend to slouch and sometimes clothes don’t look good in this position. However, if you play with your legs a bit, their position can make the whole photo look much better.
By putting one leg in front, you will see how she shows her suit better and uses the opening to make her body look longer. Instead of covering herself, she shows off her legs and the long stockings that help make what she’s wearing look better.
Taking photos in a bathing suit can be intimidating. Sometimes we don’t feel safe and photos don’t always turn out the way we expect. However, by changing posture, we can make a difference.
In the photo on the left, she is sitting forward and her waist is not showing off. In the second, where she is sitting upright and placing her hands on her head, she gives a better definition to the waist even while sitting.
When you buy a new bathing suit that makes you feel confident, you probably want to show it off. The swimsuit that you wear has large patterns but when you sit normally, you cannot see all those geometric shapes that it has.
When she’s on her knees, you can see all the figures and how the swimsuit hugs her curves. In this second photo you can see her safe when changing her pose
While it may seem weird to squat for a photo, there is always a way to make it look even better. Even though the body is squashed, squatting can give the photo a fun touch and add a bit of creativity to it instead of standing as usual.
Instead of squatting right in front of the camera, try lowering one leg and supporting one knee and resting your elbow on the knee that is facing up. It looks casual but relaxed without making a lot of effort. It’s the perfect way to show off a new pair of shoes like yours.
While some people are comfortable looking straight at the camera, others feel that it does not suit them. If you’re trying to spice up your selfies, try this trick to show off your curves.
Instead of standing straight looking in the mirror, turn about 45 ° and place your hand on your waist. Even if you don’t have very sharp curves, it will give you a good silhouette and create an illusion of curves.
Sometimes photos of couples seem forced or feel weird. However, they should be comfortable with their partner and there are ways to get that reflected in a photo. One way may be to sit on the couch and look into each other’s eyes.
A rule that does not fail according to Bonnie is to create triangles with their bodies. In this case, she is making a triangle with her legs and that stretches her body while lying down. The second photo also shows the connection between them.
7. Show off your waist by placing your hand on your hips
The oversized blazers have come back with everything last year and are a must-have in our wardrobes. However, sometimes they can seem to be swallowed up in photos. There is a very simple way to take photos with one of these without losing your way.
When people stand straight in front of a camera, they naturally put their hands forward. Instead, try placing one hand on your hips like below your blazer to show off your hips. So it will no longer seem that the blazer eats us and the outfit looks more.
While some of us have never thought so much when taking a photo, these small movements can really change the vibrancy of any photograph. The first photo does not have any activity, our eyes automatically look at that hand located in a strange way.
In the second, he stepped forward and placed one foot behind to capture the movement in the photo. It is also leaning somewhat to the side, which gives the illusion that it is walking as well. She looks much more confident in the second image.
9. Placing One Leg In Front Gives Your Body More Shape
While we can’t stop looking at this Cher-inspired outfit in Clueless , we did notice that it looks so much better in the second photo. The first looks very square and her legs are shortened.
Instead of standing with your legs stiff, place one in front of the other because it not only creates a curve in your body but it elongates your legs and you will appear taller. You can immediately see the change in the length of his legs.
Maxi dresses are great for many occasions and seasons of the year, however they can make you feel like you are trapped in a bunch of fabric when you take a photo. Instead of feeling like this, take advantage of the dress like in this pose.
The dress itself is beautiful but we can’t see anything to make us say “wow.” If your maxi dress has a leg opening, use it to show it off a bit and give your body more definition. A little more skin will give it a more attractive touch.
While there is nothing terribly wrong with the first photo, it does look a bit lost and boring. It may probably feel more natural to stand like the first photo, but the second one makes it look long and safe.
By standing on tiptoe and placing the shal back, he manages to look like he’s floating. This is a very simple pose that anyone can achieve because they are only standing on their tiptoes and sideways to the camera.
12. The Flamenco Pose Can Make Your Clothes Show Off More
When you stand straight in front of the camera, some nice details of your clothes may be lost. Instead, try the flamenco pose by lifting one leg and turning it on its side. This way you can also show off your shoes.
Raising your foot also gives the photo a playful touch and it looks like you’re having fun instead of feeling awkward in front of the camera. In addition, the triangle appears that should appear in well-posed photos.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from Wonder Woman, it’s about her confidence and feminine power. So when you don’t know what to wear for a photo, stand like her and you’ll automatically feel more confident.
She also lifted her chin to look more confident. Do you notice the difference? Even though she’s not showing her skin or putting her body at a certain angle, her waist is more defined with her hands on it and she looks like the damn boss.
14. What’s In Your Camera Vs. What You Post On Instagram
When your boyfriend takes a picture of you vs. when your friend takes a picture of you. The lighting and the pose do not exist in the first photo because also her eyes are closed and her face cannot be seen and the light makes us look at the pier instead of at her.
You can see her cute swimsuit in the enhanced photo, her curves and the light brings the photo to her instead of the boat. When taking a photo, lighting is everything because it can make the photo so much better.
It is a bit difficult to realize that they are writing the word “love” (love), but it still has a different touch to the typical group photo. The first one is cute but we’ve seen it before. The one below takes us a bit back in time when everything was peace, love and happiness.
If you are going to recreate this photo with your friends, make sure the lettering is showing correctly when you take the photo. The only bad thing is that the faces will not be seen when they return to see these photos in a while.
16. Instead of a square body, change the angle to have another shape
When taking photos, it is difficult to find the right angle to capture your clothes well. If you are not sure what to do, an easy trick is to turn 45 ° and place your hand on your hip, also putting one leg forward in front of the other.
They can automatically see the change in their confidence when posing for the camera and their posture when making those small adjustments. You don’t always have to be a professional model to strike a simple pose like this.
19. Create A Steamy Effect By Running Soap Through The Glass Of The Bathtub
Have you ever tried to take a seductive photo in the shower but it didn’t have the effect you wanted to achieve? Perhaps these are not photos to post on the networks but it is always nice to have a photo like that of one where we look safe and achieve that vapor effect.
There is a trick to be able to achieve this and it is to simply take a bar of soap and pass it through the glass. It will help the water droplets stick to the glass. It gives it an extra touch to make it even more sensual.
When you take a photo sitting down, it can sometimes seem like it highlights all the things you don’t like. We look at how we sit, if we are upright enough and what our body looks like in that position. However, this simple trick can change those strange positions when we are sitting.
Instead of leaving your arms at your sides, try to place them loosely between your thighs. In addition, it will make your legs appear more toned if you support the balls of your feet. These photos may look strange but this way they will undoubtedly look better.
Although standing next to your partner for a photo is the default pose, it can sometimes look boring or forced. Instead of putting your arms around him, try playing with the poses a bit like in this photo.
For an interesting pose, try sitting while your partner is standing. It gives another level to the photo and makes the ordinary photo look more exciting. You can also have fun trying different versions.
One of the fashions of this spring and fall is the classic pilots. They have been with us forever but they don’t always look good in photographs. Fortunately, there is a way to show off your curves by wearing one with a belt.
When you tie the coat around your waist or wear a belt, you can see the curves better because the figure is more defined. When you wear it open, it makes anyone look wider. So put on that fabulous coat and show off that great body.
We can safely say that taking photos is not the most natural thing for many people. Unless you were born to be a model, it can sometimes feel strange to be standing in front of a camera, especially with your partner.
It is normal to be nervous but allow yourself to see yourself happy. It’s okay not to pose all the time because photos will look more natural if you’re having fun. Also, it helps if they make each other laugh as it captures a special moment.
Have you ever seen a behind-the-scenes look at a professional photo shoot? Whether in a studio or outdoors, they have everything so that the lighting is perfect all the time since bad lighting can ruin all the photos.
When someone takes a picture of you, just remember to check the lighting because the shadows make you look different. The best time to take a picture is during “golden hour” because the sun is going down and it will appear that you are shining.
Taking photos for social media or just for yourself should be fun. When you start shooting photos in front of the mirror, don’t forget to add a little attitude to it. Show your best version and shine in front of the camera.
Instead of hunching forward, try to position your body in different positions and change the position of your legs. In this one, she shows us an alternative to standing straight in front of the camera but still looking natural.
Have you ever felt that you do the same pose in all your photos? We usually relax and do our usual poses because they feel comfortable and they looked good like that in other photos. However, why not try something different to change it up a bit?
If you have accessories like a scarf, try to play and give the photos movement. Drape your scarf over your shoulders to capture the movement and make it look more exciting. It will also give you a chance to show off those cute accessories that you have.
27. When You Sit In A Chair, You Can Still Look Long
Have you ever wanted to take a picture on a chair in your cute weekend clothes but the pose doesn’t help? Well Bonnie has found the perfect pose for this to stop happening and for those weekend vibes to be felt.
Instead of sitting in the chair like normal people, let’s try putting our legs on the balcony railing. All you need is a glass of wine in your hands and you are ready to share the photo with all your followers.
28. Make Sure The Light Shines On Your Face When Taking A Selfie
Have you ever taken a selfie and you looked great in it but the light was bad? The key to a good selfie is good lighting and the best light is natural light. Try standing in front of a window so that those rays of sunlight hit your face instead of having the light behind you.
Another trick influencers use is the ring of light. It takes away all the blemishes no matter what time of day it is and you can always have the perfect lighting with one of those.
When taking a photo with someone else, it can be difficult to find a pose that you are both comfortable with. Instead of standing side by side, try playing with different heights to make the photo appear more dynamic.
They look like models out of a fashion magazine in the second photo and are using the space around them better as well. It adds a different feel to the photo and looks more professional.
30. Add Different Patterns And Fabrics For A Unique Fall Look
Wearing black is safe for us, but the fall season allows us to experiment with different styles. While there is nothing wrong with the first outfit, the second looks much better in this space and can be things that we quietly have in our closet.
Try combining different layers of clothing that you normally wouldn’t wear together. Whatever the season, don’t be afraid to try different things. As long as you feel confident in what you’re wearing, it’s going to show off.
As we have already shown in other photos, squatting can give a photo a lot of vibes with a frequent pose but it is essential to know how to squat. In the photo on the left, she shows how most squat because it looks more natural.
Instead of doing it as usual, try putting one leg in front of the other like you do in the photo to the right. It makes your legs look longer and its posture elongates your torso instead of being rounded like a ball.
32. Placing An Elbow In A Strange Position Can Distort The Photo
It can be difficult to find the difference between these two photos but he made a change that makes it look more natural. Sometimes placing your hand on your hips can be a simple thing to do with your hands but there are other ways to do it without making it look strange.
By moving her elbow behind her, she created an effect with her body that did not distort her figure. He also placed his other hand on his head to show a different angle and our eyes somehow pointed there.
33. Instead of shrinking, become the owner of the space
In the first photo, her legs are tucked into her body, making her look shy and uncomfortable. Her body language is not very attractive because she looks nervous and her clothes are not visible.
By opening a little, we can now see her dress and her entire body is elongated. You can also see it more secure in the second photo. So when you take a photo, try to open yourself up instead of looking like a soccer ball.
Something that Bonnie always talks about in her photos is creating different levels and angles. On the left, her body language is silent and she looks uncomfortable. However, in the second photo, he made minor adjustments that improved the photo.
By placing one leg in front of the other, he created different levels for our eye. It makes their legs look longer and is something they can easily try. He opened his chest elongating his body and became the center of the image.
When we are not completely comfortable in front of a camera, we tend to put pressure on our arms. Whether we have them on our sides or in an awkward position, we seem to be in a forced position.
Which is the solution then? Take a deep breath and relax. It’s just a photo, so it shouldn’t be anything serious. Take the pressure off your arms and you will look more elegant and confident. It’s a super easy change and it will make your photos look even better.
Do you remember those strange first days of school and the photos that were taken of them as children? What would happen if we took these photographs and recreated them as adults, for example going to the first day at a new job?
In the first photo, she is not showing off her bag and her style. However, with the second pose, you are creating movement and they can see all the details. Also, it appears to be the center of attention rather than the background.
37. If You Are Shy Before The Cameras, Stay Away From Her
It’s always fun to play with the angles a bit when taking a photo, especially for photos in a bathing suit. Some of us are a little shy in front of the lens and there are ways you can feel a little better.
If you don’t love cameras, try stepping away from the lens so you don’t feel like someone is taking a picture. The angle has also changed and the background is now more visible.
One of the main objectives when posing for the camera is to create curves with the body to make the photo look more dynamic and attractive. Instead of stiffening your legs or placing your arms straight at your sides, try to relax your body a bit.
Bring one knee forward a bit along with one arm to create better curves. She looks more relaxed and natural in the second photo because it is a pose that you would do when you are not thinking that there is a camera in front of you.
If you’re wearing something baggy like a robe, it may look like it’s swallowing you in the photos. This yellow robe looks comfortable but in the photo on the left it looks like a bunch of shapeless fabric because there is no curve in the picture.
Instead, try moving your body to create a curve so that people can see a little more. She ran her elbow back and protruded her hips a bit so that the line could be followed from her head to her feet. Her smile shows confidence in the second photo and the robe is no longer catching her.
40. If You Feel Uncomfortable, Roll On Your Side To Create Lines With Your Body
Some days, we don’t feel like our best version. If you’re feeling a bit bloated, we understand the feeling and there are a few ways you can feel better in front of a camera. It is best to avoid photos directly in front of the camera and to turn a little to the side.
By placing your body at the correct angle, you create lines and it looks much better than standing up straight. She looks good in both photos but looks more confident in the second.