I made a quick little video the other day whilst taking some self-portraits with my new camera. I had to send some pics off for a press pack and had about fifteen minutes to take them, crop them and email them, so the pressure was on!
In this video I’ve just run through some common “posing” errors, some general fears that people tend to have and some definite “face-angle” no-nos. Hopefully it’ll be helpful for a few people – it’s meant to be a bit tongue-in-cheek. (Do NOT have your tongue in your cheek when someone takes a photo: rule 1. You can have that one for free.)
I’d like to add to my points in the video the following: do not chew gum during photo-taking time, it looks odd and a bit crass; avoid the camera at all costs if you are drunk. You know that those photos will be all over Facebook the next day – it might seem funny at the time, but as your boss is flicking through twenty images of you with no top on being sick into a traffic cone… Well. Just saying.
If you can’t see the video then click HERE