Finally! 6 Genius Expert Tips On How to Perfect Your Go-To Selfie/Picture Pose

Hands in the air if you typically have to take close to twenty shots before you get that one amazing photo! You're in luck—Chris Schoenbohm, celebrity photographer and co-founder of the awesome new Viewfinder app, shares his top tips on how to take your best photo ever, whether is snapped by a friend or a smartphone selfie.

Finally! 6 Genius Expert Tips On How to Perfect Your Go-To Selfie/Picture Pose
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MASTER THE 'DESIRABLE' POSE: Translation: Stand with your hand on your hip. "It's called the ‘three-quarter angle stance’ and it never fails to make a woman look slim, sexy and beautiful," said Schoenbohm. "Extend one leg out in front, pivot, and plant the corresponding hand on the hip. The result is a long, attractive, diagonal line that draws the viewers eyes across the subject and shouts confidence."

Finally! 6 Genius Expert Tips On How to Perfect Your Go-To Selfie/Picture Pose
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OPTICALLY LENGTHEN YOURSELF: "There are a handful of tricks to help you achieve height," said Schoenbohm.

-Never shoot at low angles. Most people think shooting from a lower angle pointing up will give the perception of height, however the result is usually a distorted image. In some instances, the distortion will actually add weight to your subject.

-Keep your subject away from anything tall. Never place a shorter person next to a taller subject, whether it be a person or item. The difference in height is the first thing a person’s eye will be drawn to in your photo. You’d be surprised how tall a subject will appear in a photo without anything else to compare a person’s height with.

-Think about clothing. Clothes with vertical stripes and a uniform colored outfit will always make your subject look taller. High heels are a must.

-The right poses. Crossed legs at the ankles, arms, and shoulders drawn inwards always slim a subject down and draws more attention to the vertical emphasis.

Finally! 6 Genius Expert Tips On How to Perfect Your Go-To Selfie/Picture Pose
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LOOK THE LENS IN THE EYE: "Photograph at eye level or above for portraits," said Schoenbohm. "This will help avoid the dreaded double-chin effect in lieu of a nice, sexy jawline."

TURN THE LIGHTS DOWN LOW: "Soft light, like next to a window, is flattering," said Schoenbohm. "It’s easy and pleasant on the eyes and compliments soft facial features nicely."

Finally! 6 Genius Expert Tips On How to Perfect Your Go-To Selfie/Picture Pose
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KNOW YOUR BEST SIDE: "Figure out your best profile; we all have a better side," said Schoenbohm. "Knowing which one is which can change everything. Take a few test shots on your digital camera or smartphone and look at the results."

Finally! 6 Genius Expert Tips On How to Perfect Your Go-To Selfie/Picture Pose
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LOOSEN UP: "Remember to have fun," said Schoenbohm. "You can be an expert at posing, but if you aren't having fun, it’s impossible to get a great shot. A picture of you laughing is just as good as the pic that makes you look skinny."
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