Look Through Your Eyebrows…

18 Nov

Well first let me start by apologizing for being MIA for the past few days. There is no real excuse, except the fact that I have gone to sleep at 7pm every night after work this week. I’ve decided to make it up to you by doing a little segment on shooting, as requested by many of you. You don’t have to work as a model to take pictures like one! Over the next few days I will touch on some of a model’s most prized tips to help you be the most photogenic you can be!

This tip is super special to me for a few reasons. I was 13 years old and on set of my very first photo shoot! Talk about nerves! I had NO idea what I was doing. None. Thankfully, the photographer was very directive and I learned a couple valuable things early on. Also, it is actually the very first time I remember thinking, “Hmm, I should remember that!” So essentially, this is what started The RUNWAY DIARIES πŸ™‚

Think about this one when shooting a headshot, full body shot, or even a candid picture with your friends. (Really, any picture where you will be looking directly at the camera.)

LOOK THROUGH YOUR EYEBROWS!

I know this sounds physically impossible, but just try it for one sec: Look down at your feet. Now, with just your eyes, look up at the camera in front of you. Lift your chin JUST enough to relieve the tension in your eyes before you get a headache πŸ™‚ This gives you that ‘sultry’ look that is so popular.

This picture was taken using this technique by the marvelous Scott Watters in Dallas:

copyright Scott Watters

Scott is especially talented at directing the model. If you are just starting out, or looking for a perfect head shot, Scott is your man! Check out more of his work at www.polodigital.net

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