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Being Photogenic

Posted: April 27, 2010 in Portfolio tips
You don’t have to be Angelina Jolie or Britney Spears to look great in pictures. The trick to being photogenic lies in the originality. Do not try to contrive a desirable look; just be your natural self. You may tend to look unattractive in the photos if you strive for a particular look.

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It’s a common myth that you need to have a perfect body to appear photogenic. In reality, you need to be confident and comfortable[ than a great body] as that gives a better persona in photographs. Besides, even the most perfect body can look terrible if she is uncomfortable with herself. Factors such as make-up, lightnings, clothes, mood etc add to good results.

Light is one of the most indispensable aspect of photography. If you’re being photographed in the sun, the sunlight should fall on your face, but of course not blind you. Bright sunlight streaming through the window is better than the direct, scorching rays of the sun. Experts say, when photography is indoors, yellow light improves the visibility of the photographs. Zoom lens work great for close-ups as it blends with the background, by focusing on the central object.

Make-up is the next most important aspect. Correct make-up can transform you to a diva. Foundation is essential as it evens out the skin tone. Concealer can be used next to cover up the dark spots and blemishes. But do not go overboard. Highlight your best features and play down the ones you prefer to hide. Highlight your eyes well as they are the first to be noticed. If possible, try getting your make-up done with a professional artist or take time to learn from him/her on how to do it.

Pay attention to your clothes as they must compliment your complexion. Red can make the face appear healthy and glowing. Since black absorbs light, it can make you appear a little dark. On the other hand, the color white can reflect too much light, making you appear a little unnatural. Therefore, you need to experiment a bit to create a balance to bring out the best in you.

Be aware of your mood as the camera can capture your real state of mind. Even if you are smiling on the out, but are dreary on the inside it can show on the photographs, making it look lifeless and uninteresting. Be at ease, relax, have fun and finally, enjoy what you are doing.


A Few Portfolio Tips

Posted: April 27, 2010 in Portfolio tips
If you are an upcoming model, be sure to check out the photographers’ portfolio before you let him photograph you. Nevertheless, do not rely on just one photographer. Different photographers will look at things in different ways. The key to a good portfolio is variety.

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o Wear clothes that you are comfortable in. Your clothes should flatter your body type. Choose ones that emphasizes your plus points and camouflages the parts you prefer to hide. For instance, if you have a full figure opt for clothes that skim your body than skin-tight garments. If you are thin or boney, wear layered fabrics that help fill you out a little.

o Take a set of pictures in western wear and another set in casual wear. On the other hand, if you feel something doesn’t suit you, avoid it. For instance, if you don’t look in western clothes it’s best you concentrate more on causal wear. If you look great in most pictures, but a little lousy in two or three pictures, people are most likely going to remember the bad ones.

o But remember, the more looks you have the more the chances are for getting work. If your portfolio consist of only lingerie, then you are most likely to get offers on the same subject. Hence, try to get as many as looks you can.

o Keep your make-up and hair simple but stylish. Do not go overboard. Try out different looks and styles before you take the pictures. Experiment a bit on what suits you and that includes clothes, hair and make-up.