Practical tips to help people look their best in your photos

You can look this good!I’m a “word” guy. And my photography skills are limited to point and click. That’s never really been a problem so long as my photography was limited to pictures of the family and pets.

But as I try to make ProPR visually appealing, I find myself taking photos of people both at events and in interviews. The results often are not flattering to my subjects.

So I was happy to see some practical tips at Digital Camera U to make my subjects more photogenic. These tips don’t involve playing with F stops and shutter speeds (what are these?) Instead, they focus on making the subject feel comfortable and appear natural in front of the lense through body posture, expression and dress. Even a technically challenged person like me can master these.

Thanks to Mike Yamamoto at Besoterica Blog for pointing to this site.

  • Great post, Joe. I’ve passed the link on to a number of friends in both acting and politics.

    Another great resource, if you want to look good in your own photos, is The Actor’s Picture-Resume Book by Tom Bloom and Jill Charles. The sample photos are dated, but the wisdom about how to get the most out of a photo shoot is priceless. It is still the canonical headshot book for professional actors.

    (PS – Pst! Check your gmail…I’ve sent you a note on a different matter.)