6 Tips To Get Comfortable In Front Of The Camera
Ever find yourself scrolling through Instagram and thinking how you favorite influencers pose so effortlessly? It’s not just a natural ability to work a camera; you can easily practice how to pose and become a master of taking great pictures!
Here are a couple of tips on how to become more comfortable in front of the camera.
1) Ignore The Rest Of The World
The toughest yet most crucial tip to implement is ignoring the rest of the world. The truth is that majority of bystanders are not focused on how you are posed against that trendy painted wall. Once you realize that, taking pictures in public becomes 100 times easier.
2) Learn + Practice Your Angles
Ever wonder how you favorite influencer magically knows a plethora of fabulous poses? They practice finding the most flattering angles. Practicing angles is easy. Spend 5-10 minutes daily in front of the mirror, trying out different angles and mastering your favorites.
3) Wear Something Comfortable
Being as comfortable as possible is key. We are not saying you need to wear yoga pants and sneakers every time you want to take photos, but considering the level of movement you have in certain outfits is important.
4) Learn About Lighting
Lighting can make or break a photo. If you can, shoot early in the morning or late at night to avoid harsh lighting. Many photographers rave about evening lighting, aka the “magic hour”. Not only does shooting in the early morning or late night have softer lighting, but it also helps with the temperature during the summer months.
5) Play The Numbers Game
It is rare—maybe even impossible—to snap the perfect picture on the first try, and there’s no reason to just take 1 now that we have cell phones and digital cameras! Tell your photographer to go ahead and snap away so that you can try different poses, angles, and backgrounds. The more photos you have to choose from, the happier you will be.
6) Get To Know Your Photographer
It is hard to be comfortable in front of the camera when you aren’t familiar with the person behind it. When creating content for your Instagram feed ask a friend with photography experience or find a photographer that you are interested in getting to know. Working with a partner who you are comfortable with will