Picture Perfect: Tips for School Photos Picture day at school is a pretty big deal. You’ve got to live with that photo forever! (Or at least until next year). Feel great on photo day with these tips to make sure that your yearbook gets your good side!
Start to take good care of your skin everyday with a good cleanse. As this becomes part of your routine, you’ll minimize the chance of a breakout on this important day. Pick out an outfit to wear. This can be a favorite shirt and skirt you already own, or you can have some fun shopping for something new. Make sure it’s appropriate for school, too. Ask your parents or your friends what looks good on you and avoid bright white clothing around your face and bold prints. These can wash you out or overwhelm your features. Practice, practice, practice! Practice your pose and smile in front of the mirror or with a friend to help you feel more natural and confident in the moment. Get it down so it’s second nature! For the most flattering close-up, bring your chin forward, tilt your head down and look up slightly. Also try to sit up straight and put your shoulders back. It may feel funny, but the photo will look way better. Skin feel oily that morning? Dust some powder on your forehead, nose and chin, so your face won't look shiny. Don’t do too much, though, so you prevent it from being seen in the shot. Style your hair to flatter your features and your look. Practice getting your curl just right or take extra time to straighten your hair the night before. Select a look that doesn’t cover up your face and eyes. For an extra touch, consider adding a pretty clip or headband. Go for the natural look and avoid wearing too much makeup. Your picture should reflect a refined everyday look instead of a special occasion, flashy look. Relax and act natural. Your practice will shine through! Simply take a deep breath, look away and then look back at the camera with a great smile.
Enjoy your picture day and the start to a great year to come! Learn how to look good in pictures with helpful tips and tricks from BeingGirl.