Do not stand close to the
backdrop/background/wall. Stand at least 1 metre away – more if possible. This
will avoid nasty shadows being cast particularly if your photographer is using
flash. Also this is about you not the background.
Don’t look down at the photographer.
If they are shorter than you then you need to sit or get them to stand on a
chair or a ladder or up some steps – whatever is available.
If you are sitting remember to lean
forward slightly so that your chest is over your belt buckle. Don’t overdo the
movement just make subtle adjustments.
Back lighting is very flattering so
if you can position yourself with the main source of light being behind you
that always looks good and provides a highlight on your hair. But be careful
too far and you will become a silhouette.
Try some shots where you are looking
off camera – perhaps laughing or chatting with someone standing to the side of
the photographer. Some candid shots can be really quite lovely.
Remember to have some shots where you
are smiling: teeth showing (if you are comfortable doing that). And some where
you are being approachable but not with a toothy smile. Also have a couple of
different jackers or scarves or tops with you so hat you can have a change of
‘look’. This way you get more out of you shoot.
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