Photos are a great way to share your femme self with the world.
But maybe you think you have to look like a model to take stunning photos?
Guess again! Taking beautiful photos is all about SKILL.
Here are my top 5 secrets for looking HOT in your femme photos:
1. Angle your body
When it comes to flattering photos, it’s all about the angles.
The #1 rule is to avoid facing the camera straight on. This tends to make your body look wider than it actually is.
Instead, angle your torso away from the camera. This creates the illusion of smaller shoulders and helps balance the proportions of your body.
2. Position the camera correctly
The camera angle has a huge impact on how your photos turn out. If the camera is too low, it can create the look of a double chin.
The camera lens should be positioned at or above eye level for the most flattering shots.
Another tip is to project your chin forward an inch or so more than normal. This helps define your jawline, regardless of the camera angle.
3. Find your best side
It’s not a myth that everybody has a “good side”. Our faces aren’t perfectly symmetrical, so they look different from each side.
Experiment with different facial angles until you find your best look. Try turning your face slightly right or left, and tilting your chin up and down.
Once you’ve found your good side, work it!
4. Watch your arms
Arms are a trouble spot for many crossdressers and transgender women.
Posing with your arms pressed against your body makes them look even bigger. Keep your arms slightly away from your body for a slimming effect.
You can also cover your shoulders with a pretty scarf. This helps downplay your arms while still allowing you to show some skin.
5. Think pretty thoughts
The camera captures EVERYTHING. If you feel bad about yourself, I guarantee it’ll be reflected in your photos.
That means you need to psyche yourself up so you feel as stunning as possible during your photo shoot.
Put on some funky music and tell yourself that you’re the hottest thing since Giselle!
Finally, don’t forget that even the most beautiful women in the world occasionally take bad photos. Immediately delete (or rip up) any bad photos – and treasure the good ones!
Share your favorite photo!
Now it’s your turn: I’d love to see your best shot, so share your favorite photo below!
P.S. Special thanks to Polina from Queer Studio T – a dressing service from Russia – for allowing us to publish her photos in this post. Isn’t her work amazing? Click here to learn more about Queer Studio T.