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6 Ways to Always Look Fantastic in Photos

6 Ways to Always Look Fantastic in Photos

6 Ways to Always Look Fantastic in Photos

Photography tips and tricks to help you look your best.

From school yearbooks to friends’ weddings, we’ve all been in front of a camera at some point or another and if you’ve recently looked at a photo with disdain then this post’s for you. If you know that you’re going to have a lens pointed in your direction in the near future, below are six simple ways to get better results.

  1. Get to Know Your Face. This applies to professional photoshoots as well as everyday photos. Take time getting to know your face, how to smile naturally and which side or angle of your face you like better.
  2. Easy on the makeup. While an evening out is a different story when it comes to makeup, if you’re having headshots, family or maternity photos taken, go easy on the makeup. You want some basic coverage but don’t overdo it. You should also only stick to accentuating one part of your face so choose either your eyes or lips but not both.
  3. Facing the camera. Your photographer will help you when it comes to posing for photos but in general, you shouldn’t be facing the camera head on. Positioning your body at an angle always makes for better photos.
  4. Controlling your chin. Photos where your neck is elongated and your chin is pushed slightly forward will lift your face and give it a more angular look. You might want to practice this beforehand in order to get used to it.
  5. Pick your outfit carefully. Put some thought into what you’ll wear to your shoot. Pair bold designs and patterns with solid colors to avoid too much distraction. You should also pay attention to the fit and shape of your outfit. Make sure it compliments you and that you feel comfortable.
  6. Use lighting to your advantage. This is something that your professional photographer will be an expert at but the right lighting can mean the difference between that wow factor and disappointment. Avoid standing directly under a light as this will create weird shadows on your face. This is something we will help you out with because we are experts so take our advice when we suggest a specific time for photos.  If shooting outdoors, the best light will be 15-20 minutes before & after sunset.  Unless it’s an overcast day, we will always try to get you in full shade so that the lighting isn’t dappled or causing weird shadows on your face.

As much as the above tips will help you during your professional photoshoot, always remember to have fun and relax as this will do wonders for your photos.

 

Enrique Urdaneta
euaphoto@gmail.com
www.imaginemediahouse.com
www.enriqueurdaneta.com

 

6 Ways to Always Look Fantastic in Photos

6 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Photographer

6 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Photographer

6 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Photographer

  1. How long have you been a photographer? The longer a photographer has been in business, the more likely it is that it’s not just a hobby for them.
  2. Which types of photography do you specialize in?  It’s uncommon for a photographer to specialize in several different types of photography as they often only specialize in one or sometimes two genres.  For example, a photographer who specializes in newborn photography might not be the best candidate to shoot wedding photos unless they have the experience in doing so.
  3. Do you have many repeat clients? This is a great litmus test of not only the quality of a photographer’s work but of their customer service too.
  4. What is your policy on rescheduling a session?  An experienced photographer will definitely have a policy in place when it comes to a customer canceling or rescheduling a photography session.  A photographer with policies indicates that they have experience with different types of customers and situations and have created policies accordingly.
  5. Have you had any experience with (name your specific concern)?  If you have any specific concerns regarding your photo session such as the photographer’s ability to work with a special needs child for example, find out if they have ever handled that type of situation before. Do not dismiss a photographer and their abilities based on their answers to your concerns. If given adequate notice, an experienced photographer should be able to deal with any situation you present them. This is the hallmark of a true pro.
  6. Silent Question: Use your gut to judge their personality and rapport. A photographer’s main job is to capture emotions and moments. If your photographer doesn’t mesh well with you on the phone or in person, chances are you and your family will not mesh well with them at your session and this will show in your photos.

Enrique Urdaneta
euaphoto@gmail.com
www.ImagineMediaHouse.com

6 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Photographer

Photo Session Ideas

Unique Photo Session Ideas You’ll Love

Unique Photo Session Ideas You’ll Love

There is nothing quite like capturing memories with your loved ones. Are you someone who enjoys taking beautiful pictures of you and your family?  Then you are probably always on the lookout for inspiration for your next photo session. Below are some unique photo ideas that you’ll love.

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Family Photoshoot

6 tips to Surviving a Family Photoshoot

6 tips to Surviving a Family Photoshoot

How to make your next family photo session a stress free one.

Family photos are truly timeless and such a great keepsake for future generations.  Getting the family together to take those perfect portraits can turn into chaos if not approached correctly. There is usually a lot more to consider when it comes to a family photoshoot since there are members of all ages, which means that there is some extra coordination involved.

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Choosing the Right Props for Your Next Photo Session

Choosing the Right Props for Your Next Photo Session

Choosing the Right Props for Your Next Photo Session

Have you ever thought about adding props to your photo sessions? Props can add interest, depth and an extra flair to your pictures. Get your children to hold coordinating flowers for a spring or summer shoot. Love sports? Then use baseball bats in your next family photo to bring out your passion. Here are a few tips for ways to incorporate props in your next photo session.

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Why we prefer to schedule sessions around sunset - Lifestyle photographer

Why we prefer to schedule sessions around sunset

Why we prefer to schedule sessions around sunset

So you want to learn about golden hour, huh? It’s a pretty popular time of day for photographers to shoot. We’ll tell you what it is and why we prefer this time of day to others.

You may or may not have noticed that all of our open availability for sessions is in the evening before sunset. We do have some daytime sessions available, but we prefer to shoot in the hours leading up to sunset. This is called the ‘Golden Hour.’ During this time, the lighting is absolutely perfect.

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How to Find the Perfect Photo Shoot Location

How to Find the Perfect Photo Shoot Location

How to Find the Perfect Photo Shoot Location

Choosing a photo shoot location might seem like a big deal but it really doesn’t have to be difficult. A location usually drives some of the other decisions you will need to make about your shoot so it’s important to choose the right place.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you decide on a location:

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Importance of a Professional Headshot for Business Owners

Importance of a Professional Headshot for Business Owners

Importance of a Professional Headshot for Business Owners

As an owner of a business, customers and clients often associate your business with your face. Therefore, it is highly important for you to have a superior-quality, professional headshot ready.

Here are 4 reasons why a professional headshot is the need of the hour for business owners like you:

1. Enhances your “About Us” page Since your “About Us” page draws maximum traffic, it is vital that you add professional headshots of yourself and your team. Customers and clients want to do business with a face and not the content about you. Moreover, a headshot makes your biography page look more professional.

2. Gives a personal touch to your business By having a professional headshot on your website, you add a personal touch to your business. Customers and clients want to see the “real you” to be able to trust you and make an informed decision about your business.

3. Adds life to your marketing collaterals Marketing your business is much more than drafting catchy taglines and logos. It’s all about the emotional connect you make with your customers and clients. By adding your headshot on your marketing material, you can become the face of your brand.

4. Keeps your identity uniform across the web You can use your professional headshot across the web to maintain uniformity in your identity. The same headshot can be used on your website, blog, social media pages, comments on other blogs and online directories.

Enrique Urdaneta

euaphoto@gmail.com

More information in our website www.ImagineMediaHouse.com

 

www.enriqueurdaneta.com

Importance of a Professional Headshot for Business Owners

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4 Poses That Will Make You Look Slimmer in Photos

4 Poses That Will Make You Look Slimmer in Photos

If you’re slightly on the bulkier side, we have put together a list of 4 poses to help you look slimmer in portraits. Check out these 4 simple secrets to look thinner and get the best out of you in every portrait shot.

1.   Avoid double chins

An amazing way to make your face look trimmer and get rid of the double chin is placing your tongue on the roof of your mouth while smiling. It’ll elongate your neck and help you get rid of the double chins. Even though it’ll feel a bit uncomfortable, stick your neck out like that of a turtle to get the perfect angle.

2.   Trim your waist

To make your waist look slim in portraits, turn your body by 45 degrees and place the hand that’s near the camera on your hip. Similarly, put the other hand on your hip. This will help you a great deal in trimming your waistline for the perfect shot.

3.   Get the perfect arm lift

Placing your arms by your side spreads them and makes them look fat simply because they do not make use of the muscles. Make good use of your shoulders to life your arm facing the camera and stretch it away from the body to get rid of the flat arm look.

4.   Shrink your hip

Any part of your body that is close to the camera will appear larger. Push your hip back to make it look smaller and leaner. Also, tilt your shoulders forward to make your upper body look thinner.

4 Poses That Will Make You Look Slimmer in Photos

All these tips can be used in a formal photoshoot as well as any quick snapshot or selfie! Hope these quick and easy tips help you in your next photos.

Enrique Urdanetaeuaphoto@gmail.com

www.ImagineMediaHouse.com

 

4 Poses That Will Make You Look Slimmer in Photos