Tired of being tagged when you look your worst? In today’s world of social media, those super unflattering shots we used to hide in our desk drawers are now being broadcast online in epic proportions for all to see. Looking awesome in photos can definitely be a tough thing to master, but we promise there’s hope.
We went to some of Hollywood’s top experts to steal their secrets on how to take profile-worthy pictures all the time. Get ready to say cheese!
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Imagine Eating Something Delicious
Imagine for a second a beautiful piece of chocolate in your mouth, just melting over your tongue. Now you're already smiling with your eyes. There's the picture. Going through some kind of mental process, even if it's just to ask yourself a question or tickle the person next to you, creates a slight distraction that will capture your face in a naturally beautiful way.
Bonus tip to avoid the dreaded double chin: Right before you're about to take a photo, look up at the ceiling for a few seconds. It will stretch the muscles under your chin and suck in that excess skin—just long enough to snap a photo. You've got be ready to take that picture because the effect only lasts about five seconds!
-Nigel Barker, internationally renowned celebrity and fashion photographer