1 Adjust the light yourself. Rather than putting up with badly lit photographs that can make your wrinkles stand out, adjust the light yourself. You can do this by making sure you always face the window. Make sure that you don’t stand in direct sunlight though as it can cast some heavy shadows.
2 Work out what you best side is. Get someone to take a picture of you from your left and right side, compare the two so you can identify which is your best side. Once you’ve worked it out, make sure you make that side of your face the most prominent in photographs.
3 Don’t shine! If your skin tends to shine in photographs, do something about it. Get a tissue and gently wipe your T zone with it.
4 Don’t be afraid to pose. If you’re having a portrait taken, look over your shoulder for a cute effect. If this isn’t your cup of tea then smile and make sure your eyes are open wide. If this doesn’t work for you, try some different poses, just make sure they’re natural looking ones and test them out until you’re confident you’ve found the right one.
5 Look for the camera. I know this may seem like a pretty bizarre thing to say as chances are you know you’re getting your picture taken. Try to make sure the camera is chest height as you will look good. If you happen to be sitting down when the picture is taken, make sure the camera is well above your head, or at least as high as your friends’ arms can stretch. This will help to hide wrinkles and other aspects of our body we don’t want to see in photographs.
6. Here are a few more tips: Remember to wear light or transparent lipstick. Dark lipstick can make your lips look really thin. If you want your hair to look full and bouncy, buy the best curling wand and learn how to use it before you appear in photographs.
7. Lift your head. One of the best things you can do to make sure you look good is to lift your head up towards the camera. Doing this will help you to look like you have a more defined jaw, and it can even make you look a little thinner too.
Although many of the above tips may work for you, some may not. One of the best ways to make yourself look good in pictures is to practice posing until you have perfected it.