Aside from the universal needs of food, water and shelter, it can be reasonably deduced that the other universal human need of the 21st century is to look good in a photo. Many of us probably have that one photo we really love of ourselves, the one that gives us an instant confidence boost whenever we look at it. But often, it’s that unicorn in thousands of other photos where we’re less than thrilled with the way we look. Then, we’re left wondering what the secret was to that one photo—and how we can replicate it.
As a photographer who has photographed many portraits over the years, I know exactly what you should be doing for better photos—and I’ve seen all the mistakes that lead to total flops. Here, I’m breaking down three common mistakes I see. Avoid these, and you might find that maybe, that was the secret all along.
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