For most people, one side of the face looks better than the other. That’s the one you want to angle towards the camera to look your best in photos. Real Simple offers a quick tip for how to find yours.
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To find yours, hold a piece of paper vertically over one side of your face, then the other, says Ian Spanier, a photographer in New York City. Your better side is the one with more upturned features — for example, the corners of your eyes and lips.
If, after covering half of your face and then the other half, that doesn’t help, just go with the left side, which research suggests may be more aesthetically pleasing for most faces. Also, don’t forget to strategically tilt your head forward and stop doing dumb things in front of the camera.
How to Look Good in Pictures [Real Simple]