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Photographing: errors and tips

How to be photogenic, how to photograph a full face, how to behave during a photo shoot, how to photograph yourself … There are questions in a photograph that, how much you don’t write about them, are all the same set and set. These questions are usually asked by amateurs or people far from photographic art. But, nevertheless, all these people want to have good photos. Such as to old friends are not ashamed to show, and send new friends by e-mail, and posting on the Internet.Most of these questions already have ready and simple answers. It is enough to learn a few very simple rules, and your home portfolio will be replenished with quite good photos. The following article answers some of these frequently asked questions. Rather, it considers the most common mistakes of newbies when taking pictures.
Mistake
Shoot a round face with wide cheekbones on the face – in the picture the cheeks will appear even rounder, and the cheekbones even wider than in life.
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To visually narrow the face, you need to turn on the lens by three quarters. But in order not to focus on the long nose, you need to be photographed in the face.

Mistake
Shooting from a low point for a person with a second chin or the top point of a camera for a triangular face.
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In order not to capture the second chin (which in real life, perhaps, and not at all), the camera should be slightly above the head. And in order not to sharpen the face of a triangular shape, a photo should be taken from the bottom angle.

Mistake
Fear of camera. The fear of an unsuccessful photo is an almost 100% guarantee that the photo will indeed be unsuccessful. Stretching a smile or diligent attempt to make a serious expression of the face will not lead to anything good.
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Naturalness is the key to success. That is why people who make funny faces are often much better than those who try to look solid. If the excitement can not be removed, it is better not to look into the lens, let the eye pass by the camera. Although when you look at the lens, a certain magic works: the “Mona Lisa effect” will work in the picture – the person in the photo, as it were, follows the viewer with his eyes. There are other tricks of a good look. For example, to take your eyes off to the side or to the floor, and on the photographer’s one-two-three team to look up straight at the camera

Mistake
Sutul shoulders, head down. The image will be sad at best.
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Be sure to monitor your posture and chin – it should always be dragged up a little. Straighten your shoulders, slightly turning them back, and your breasts will look more advantageous. But without pulling the stomach, otherwise it would seem that you are tense.

Mistake
The pose is standing at attention or arms crossed on the chest – and in the photo you will look squeezed or scared. A stand “feet shoulder width” will make your figure massive and visually shorten the legs.
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Choosing a pose in front of the lens, stand up so that you feel as comfortable as possible: hands on your waist (by the way, you can hide plump hips) or in your pockets (you can hook the jeans loops with your big fingers). Bring one leg forward, as if doing a half-step, it will slim you.

Mistake
Pearlescent shade of foundation or powder, as a rule, gives the face a shine. The same with rouge – mother-of-pearl will make the cheeks glossy.
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The main condition for a good photo is a good complexion. The concealer will help, hiding skin imperfections, properly chosen foundation and powder. Feel free to use matte blush. If you want to visually narrow a wide nose. On the sides (on the wings) apply a darker powder. And if you need to reduce the length – then vice versa, you need to darken the nose to the tip of the nose.

Mistake
Make up in front of a small mirror. Near every detail of a make-up can really look perfect, but there is a big danger that asymmetry will appear on the general background, which is much more noticeable in a photo than in real life.
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Apply maquiah should be only in front of a large mirror, and consider the resulting result – stepping back a couple of steps.

Mistake
Light from the side – and all the bumps in the skin are noticeable! And if you take pictures on the street in cloudy weather without a flash, then the faces are usually blue.
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In the room, the light should fall directly on the face. On the street, the most winning option is evening light: twilight hides flaws. The morning sun is also a great helper – reflected in the eyes and hair.

Mistake
Tight-fitting clothing for a full figure – it only further emphasizes the shortcomings. Light shades can also add a few extra pounds.
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In order not to focus on completeness or not to get a photo that unfairly attributes excess weight, it is advisable to choose clothes of dark colors.

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