You don’t have to look perfect to take a perfect picture. “The most photogenic people are not necessarily the most attractive,” says wedding photographer Denis Reggie. “They’re just not intimidated by the camera.” How do you overcome intimidation? Whether you’re nervous about wrinkles or a double chin, the following eight tips will make solving photo issues a snap.
For even more photo tips, see How to Look Good in Pictures.
Fake Flawless Skin
Avoid a Double Chin
Keep Eyes Open
Don't look straight into the lens. "Focus your eyes just above the lens instead of staring directly into the camera," says Patrick McMullen, a celebrity photographer and author of InTents (PowerHouse Books, $75, amazon.com). "I usually look past the lens, over the photographer's shoulder," says Miss Louisiana 2004 and first runner-up, Miss America 2005, Jennifer Dupont. "And show some personality. Sometimes all it takes is the slight raise of an eyebrow."