Okay, I'll do it- I'll be the brave one to show off my 'camera face.' It simply had to be done.
It's not uncommon for people to compliment my photos, whether they be candid selfies or drool worthy foodie shots. I've even been told, from certain photos, that I look like I could be a model. Ha! Sometimes I get the impression that there are a whole slew of bloggers, and women in general who have a negative body image simply because they do not understand how to capture their 'good side' on camera. But the simple truth is, you don't need to have a DSLR, or any professional training to instantly change your personal photos from flab to fab. The two above photos were taken mere seconds apart this morning. There are absolutely no camera 'tricks' or photo editing done to either camera. Both are me.
It's simple folks, if you shoot from below a person's chin you are instantly adding 20-30lbs to their image. If you shoot slightly angled, but at face level, you will still be adding weight, but get a more accurate impression of your subject. Shoot with the camera just above a person's head, and angled down for the most flattering photos, with minimal subject distortion.
What Daughter Says: The camera rarely adds the weight, the photographer does. Take smart shots for model-worthy photos!