You don't have to be ballerina-perfect to look great in a picture, but you do need to be conscious of your body. If you don't consciously fix your posture, you'll likely look like you're slumping, even if you don't feel like you are, Ernst says. Bring your shoulders up toward your ears, then back, and then down. It looks more natural than just pushing them back and sticking your chest out.
"It takes practice to look 'natural'" Ernst adds. Elongate your neck and slightly push your forehead towards the camera. It will feel a little strange but it will keep you from getting the dreaded double-chin and make your eyes look bigger. (Want proof? It works!)