With the practised presence of ‘cool’ celebrities by day, when faced with the Paparazzi (or in turn when Hong Kong is snapped by ‘DRESS ME’) personify all it is to be casually poised – Head straight on, hands at ones side and a slight smirk resembling ones best pre-Starbucks-it’s-still-morning pout.
However, lower the sun and lift the moon and the results are a morphing effect that transforms any pleb or celeb alike into a full fledged Cinderella – from rags to riches (minus the gown but plus the posing)!
At night, regardless of who you are or where you are, if there’s a camera in your vicinity then all ground underfoot seems to be trodden as if Red Carpet! Toes are turned and body weight is distributed to enhance hips and lengthen legs. Smiles can be reckoned to that of the Cheshire cat and arms frame perfectly poised bodies.
It’s all part of our humanly vain nature.
Now to enforce my finger-pointing-at-the-posers comment, take note of the images below… Snapped at a ‘Safe SEX for Pets’ charity event, they highlight the natural inclination to structure ones body as if pulled by a super-model force summoning all to pose and pout if only for the length of a cameras click.
NOTE: All ‘models’ are posing (and doing so superbly) without any instruction
Up-date your personal portfolio (whether that is your facebook photo album or model card) by keeping these ticks of the trade in mind…
1: Turn your body partially sideways to the camera, planting one foot in front of the other. Point your toe to the camera and place your weight on your back foot – this stream-lines your silhouette and gives an ohhh so light on the feet look regardless of your size.
2: Pull head forward slightly and push your tongue to the top of your mouth to minimize any appearance of a double chin – creating an amazing jaw-line (men take note of this tip!)
3: Hold your arms slightly away from your body – taking your elbows out first. This keeps upper arm flab from flattening out and therefore appearing twice the size that you are!
4: Pulling your shoulders back (making you look slimmer) + slightly pushing your chest forward (making those appear BIGGER) + gently tightening your core stomach muscles = Perfect posture!
5: If you can get away with it without looking like a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Girl wannabe, try the ‘look away trick’. To do this, look away from the camera, then turn towards it, breaking into a smile just before the camera clicks. Your smile will appear fresh, not frozen. But note – this trick takes practice behind closed, locked doors.
Perfect – now your ready for Friday night!