I’ve been noticing lately that my hair isn’t looking so hot in pictures. So! I pulled out my text book and started studying face shapes again. AND I also jumped on google and did some research.
A few things to consider!
Lighting- when Light is coming from behind, it tends to bring out fly-aways and frizz, so keep the light coming from the front of you. Stand in front of the light and let that light (natural is best), light up your face and hair.
Lighting from the back shows everything. Lighting from the front makes my hair look shiny and smooth.
Filters- Filters are part of every phone camera and app. They are so tempting to use, aren’t they? But the thing is that, unless the filter is enhancing the tone of your hair, don’t use a filter because it will dull your colour. This is what I’ve observed.
Left side has a filter and my hair looks dull. Right side is natural lighting and it shows the true tone of my hair.
Fluff it up- If possible and if you can remember, anytime someone is about to take a picture of you…or you’re about to take a selfie…flip your head upside down, shake out your hair, and then pat it down and put it back in place. The areas of our head, and I mean this literally, that are flat or more rounded will either make the hair look flatter or shaped where its rounded. I have yet to come across anyone that has a perfect shaped head, so fluff it up and pat it down and snap that shot.
From flat to fluffed up and airy.
Hopefully these simple tips can improve how you feel about yourself in photos.