When it comes to looking good in photographs, you need stuff that you can remember quickly when facing a camera. Photographer Deanna McCollum offers a simple mantra that should be easy to enact before the shutter clicks.
If It Bends, Bend It — Straight arms and legs look stiff and unflattering. Hold your arms slightly away from your body, with a soft bend in your elbows. This creates space, making your arms and waistline appear thinner and more hourglass shaped. Bend the knee closest to the camera, putting your weight on the back leg and pushing your hip away. Objects that are closer to the camera look bigger than they actually are, so pushing your hip away gives you a more flattering look.
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