Because I am trying to veer of the usual path of smiling at a specific angle, I really liked this photo when I was looking down on my phone. It's whimsical and very me.
I never ever ever let anyone take a picture of me if I am standing and they are sitting down - it would be like asking for a double chin. I did however have to suck it up in Milford Sound because the waterfall was much much bigger than me and simply had to be in the photo. As much as I don't like the photo of me I like the whole picture and that's more important.
This is my usual go to pose, with a glass of wine in my hand. Life is good!
A new pose I have adopted in the past year is the Victory pose, try it if you can - it's so much fun to raise your hands in the air and it also helps your posture:)
You should try taking photos from different angles to see what suits you best. I always take photos of myself before I go out to make sure what I see in the mirror looks nice from other people's perspective.
This is my preferred angle but it sort of hides my dimple so I usually switch it up.
Many people may feel uncomfortable with having a full-figure picture taken. If you have pockets it can help to use them as a decoy and it will make you look confident or relaxed.
You can also use your handbag as a distraction.
And if you were to stumble on a giant pre-historic emu on the road you simply must just go with it.
In any event, just smile and enjoy having your photo taken. Think how fun it is to remember experiences because of a picture. Even now when I look at pictures from Berlin in May I get a heatflash because it was so hot!
What's your tip for a great photo? Are you usually the photographer or the object?