tr?id=907206319375132&ev=PageView&noscript=1 Looking Natural In Front of the Camera
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“Just act natural”

It's so much easier said than done when you are in front of a camera and trying to look natural while feeling a little awkward and maybe even a little insecure. If it helps to know, even top models need some help to look and act more natural in front of the camera.  

There's no need to be nervous going into your photo shoot, with a little bit of practice in front of a mirror and these tips you'll be feeling confident and relaxed from the very first click!

Have Something to Hold

Be mindful of where you put your hands, as they can sometimes be the one thing that is most difficult to place.  For some reason, it always feels awkward just having them at your side so if you think it will help with your confidence, bring something to hold onto. Flowers, a book, a musical instrument or even a scarf - anything that is significant to you can be the perfect addition to your shoot.

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Smile Naturally

A forced smile stands out a mile and faking it doesn’t work.

You want a look that is flattering and confident and one of the best ways to achieve this is to press your tongue to the roof of your mouth. The corners of your mouth will naturally draw up and it won't look forced at all.  If in doubt, don’t force it.  Your smile will shine through when you need it to.

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Wear Something Comfortable

You need to ensure that what you are wearing during your photo shoot makes you feel comfortable and confident. 

If you aren't feeling comfortable this will show through in your images no matter how hard you try. Put some thought into what you will wear.  Make sure your outfit compliments your style and body shape.  This will ensure that you feel fabulous and enjoy your photo shoot.

For more tips on what to wear, see our blog – How to dress for a photo shoot

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Posing

While your photographer will help to direct you in how you should sit or stand it's a good idea to know a few simple tricks when it comes to posing.

First, just about everyone has an asymmetrical face and most often one of the eyes is slightly larger than the other. You want to turn the side of your face with the slightly larger eye towards the camera. This will help balance out the face.

Second, stick your neck out slightly. This helps elongate the neck and will eliminate the dreaded “double chin” that many people have.

Third, ladies, cross your feet at the ankles. This elongates the body and adds a little depth to your images.

See our tips on how to look fantastic in photos.

Think Happy Thoughts

Before you go into your photo shoot you want to have an image, joke or happy story in the back of your mind. During the shoot, you'll want to recall on these thoughts to help bring out your genuine smile. If you start to get nervous, remember your happy thought and you will instantly begin to relax and feel more comfortable.

Most importantly, be in the moment and enjoy it for what it is.

Why Choose Us

 

30 Years Experience

Nicholas is a corporate photographer with over 30 years of experience. His experience and proven track record means you can be assured of getting the great outcome you need for your business.

 

Award Winning

Nicholas is a multi award winning photographer recognised by the Australian Insitute of Professional Photography (AIPP) in The Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA). Also, internationally with the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Awards in 2019.

 

Amazing Studio

You can choose to come into our state of the art studio which is only 30 mins from the Sydney CBD or we can come and do the photo shoot on location at your business.

 

Let Nicholas capture the perfect shot that will last a lifetime. Give us a call today on 02 9402 9038 to find out more or book your session.

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