Oprah: Where Are They Now?
Posted: Fri 08/30/2013 09:54 AM
The truth is that bad photographs happen to good people. I recently went to a wedding in Hungary with my husband's family and was absolutely thrilled to see image after image of me tagged on Facebook by his lovely aunt, taken with reckless abandon on her iPhone. Let's just say they weren't my best (UNTAG!!).
Sometimes, it's just out of your control, but when you do have some input, there are things you can do to improve your photogenic factor. Here are my top eight tips to help increase your confidence in front of the lens, especially when the person taking the photos isn't a professional.
1. Think happy thoughts. Life looks better from behind a smile, but if you feel like your smile doesn't look natural, then fake it. Crack up. Get someone to tickle you. Think about that funny video you watched on YouTube yesterday. Anything to avoid looking like you're at the dentist, showing off your pearlies. And whatever you do, don't say “cheese.”