Or toasting Elon Musk. As a consequence, you would not take my advice. These are pictures that are flattering and effective i.
Scroll down to continue reading. Simply follow this 5-step method. Create a scene across from a window For a moment, think of your picture like a movie scene. Everything visible in the shot was placed there with purpose, to help create a feeling. The scene you are creating is this: This could look like you holding your guitar while smiling at your friend; just sitting there confidently with a smile on your face, your elbow brushing against a side table with your favorite book on it; holding a coffee mug; playing with your dog.
All while your unseen friend looks on and takes a picture. You do NOT actually need to have a friend present, let me remind you. As for where this scene should take place… a living room is better than a bedroom. Bedrooms read as presumptuous at best; predatory at worst. The most important element, however, is lighting.
To create the most attractive lighting literally — according to ratings on our site , you want to be directly across from a window during the daytime. If you need to move your couch to accomplish this, move your couch!
Also, choose a time when the sun is not in immediate view i. Selfies distort the proportions of your face, making your forehead or nose look larger than it is. While subtle, this effect tips people off to the fact that your photo is a selfie.
You can get a tripod for cheap on Amazon. This one requires a separate adapter to hold an iPhone. Or even something like this can work. The goal is to get your camera a few feet away from you at about eye level. Once your timer is set, you simply press the button to take a picture, and it gives you a few seconds to get in place.
Feel free to experiment as well with different setups, props, outfits, poses, you name it. While you ought to experiment with different looks, making eye contact with the camera lens and smiling is the safest bet: Edit your favorites If you followed the steps above, you should have a whole bunch of pictures that look something like this.
Because the lighting and coloring was already solid, all we did was crop the picture to a square. I suggest you go ahead and edit several different photos to give you some options to work with in the next step.
So, the first pic did awesome! It scored way higher than any of the pictures he had tested before this shoot. Anyway, that wraps up all you need to know to get started!
Are your current OkCupid or Tinder pics holding you back from landing dates? Want to adjust your picture based on Photofeeler feedback? Simply rinse and repeat. I hope you found this method simple enough to use again and again. And if you know someone who could use this info, be sure to spread the word.