LIFESTYLE

10 tricks to work your photogenia (and look good in the photos)

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Practice in front of the mirror (and make yourself ‘selfies’)
1 out of 10
“The photogeny has to do a lot with the security with which you face the camera.There are beautiful people who do not look good in the photos and there are beauties that are difficult to translate to an image. , be safe and authentic, “explains Josefina Andrés. Assuming the fact that photogeny can be worked, and given that it is true that people are not totally symmetrical and that, therefore, the good side exists, Iciar J. Carrasco advises us “to practice before the mirror, to see what our strengths and try to empower them. ” And one more maxim in which the two agree: the goodness of practicing doing selfies. “There is something interesting and important in taking photos of yourself, it goes beyond the validation that exists when you expose that photograph to the world and it has a lot to do with self-knowledge, it is important to see what makes you unique and empower it,” says Josefina. Because there is no better practice than selfies. “The more photos you take, the more you’ll meet and the easier it will be for you to pose,” Andrés adds.

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Photo: © Iciar J. Carrasco

2 out of 10
If looking at the target intimidates and tense (something quite usual among most mortals), looking down or sideways is a good choice. “This will help relax the features, so it will probably come out better,” explains Iciar J. Carrasco, who insists that the best trick is to be as relaxed as possible. Josefina Andrés shares with us another very special trick: to look away and to look at the camera again. “At that time it is easier to relax,” he says.
The trick to make lips vibrate

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Photo: © Iciar J. Carrasco
The trick to make lips vibrate
3 out of 10
To get ‘relaxed’ there are certain tricks that can help us: putting a hand in the pocket, stretching the arms or doing this: “Relaxing the mouth is another strong point, so I recommend to vibrate a little the lips to relax and take the photo at the same instant they finish vibrating, “explains Andrés.
If you are going to get a close-up, do not do this

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Photo: © Josefina Andrés
If you are going to get a close-up, do not do this
4 out of 10
When you go to make a close up do not bend or raise your neck too much as if you were a turtle. It is important to keep the body straight and relaxed and to make yours this maxim that sketches Josefina Andrés: “Do not be afraid of trial-error, the more you know, the easier it will be for you to do well at first.”
This is the perfect light to look good in the photos

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Photo: © Josefina Andrés
This is the perfect light to look good in the photos
5 out of 10
“The shines are hidden with a good light,” Andrés tells us. So, in addition to implementing some basic makeup mantra (we’ll explain later), the photographer prioritizes the light on makeup to work out (and with the most beautiful skin). “More than makeup, the important thing is light, avoid direct light unless it is frontal and always look for a light source like a window. Backlights are nice, if your camera allows it, use them,” he explains.

The importance of having a tissue by hand

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Photo: © Iciar J. Carrasco
The importance of having a tissue by hand
6 out of 10
That the skin is clean and moisturized is essential to look good in the photos. That is why it is important, as Iciar J. Carrasco explains, that you wear a natural makeup and have a small handkerchief by hand to remove the glitter of the skin before taking the photo. And one more thing: always work the lips makeup or an eyeliner to frame the eye.
Do not you know what to do with your hands?

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Photo: © Iciar J. Carrasco
Do not you know what to do with your hands?
7 of 10
Putting your hands in a natural way is one of the big challenges, especially when you get a full body photo of your foot. “When the tension is focused on the hands and they seem a bit stiff, I recommend putting at least one back (or maybe less in front and more to the sides),” says Iciar J. Carrasco. And another trick: to make wide movements of hands and arms before the trigger of your camera.
Two postures that stylize

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Photo: © Iciar J. Carrasco
Two postures that stylize
8 out of 10
“Full-body photos are the most difficult because we have to control body posture,” says Josefina Andrés. It always helps to advance one foot (or cross one leg in front of the other) because it is a relaxed posture where you can balance the weight back. Another flattering pose when you stand is the one in which you rise slightly on tiptoe, as Iciar J. Carrasco points out.
Move (and wear a skirt with flight)

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Photo: © Josefina Andrés
Move (and wear a skirt with flight)

9 out of 10
Staying still (and standing) for a photo makes you feel uncomfortable (and therefore not very relaxed) looking for other alternatives such as trying a photo with a minimum of movement and even walking. “It’s easier because you concentrate more on the movement than on posing looking at the camera and, therefore, you are more relaxed,” explains Iciar J. Carrasco. And one more tip: long dresses and garments with flying invite the movement and are especially flattering if the photo is not going to be static. I always think of clothes. In this I get a bit of professional deformation and I always examine from all angles what I took before I photographed it to see what is the most interesting, “explains Josefina Andrés.

The best of you (without repeating yourself)

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Photo: © Josefina Andrés
The best of you (without repeating yourself)
10 out of 10
We have already spoken of the existence of the good side. “If you do not like something about yourself, do not try to boost it.If you do not like your smile, smile with your mouth closed, if you do not like your eyebrows, do not arch them while taking the picture, if you do not like ears, do not put the hair behind them.It is about playing with the best of us and what we least like, try to hide it, “explains Carrasco. But that yes, that you find your best angle and try to strengthen it does not imply that you obsess or repeat it constantly in all your photos. “Beauty is far beyond what you consider perfect,” said Josefina Andrés. Amen.

 

Vogue Spain

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