Sometimes, the camera can be unflattering to your appearance. There's no real reason for this--sometimes, being on camera is just different from how you look in real life! However, there are some things that you can do to improve your on-camera appearance and boost your own confidence. If you've been feeling self-conscious in front of the camera, don't worry. After reading this, you'll know what to do and how to improve your overall look. You will look great the next time you're on camera, and you will wow your audience!
Here are 10 ways you can look great in your next video, or photo shoot. You're welcome!
You might be surprised at how much posture can change everything about how you look. Standing up straight can instantly make you look skinner and taller. You will also give off a presence of sheer confidence if you just stand up straight and keep your shoulders back. Doing this is so simple, yet it really makes all the difference!
- Flattering clothing
What you wear on camera will make all the difference as well. You should avoid stripes and unflattering colors. Wearing black is always a good idea, no matter what your body type is. Black is slimming and elongating. If you're not sure what to wear, and you have options...always go with black!
- Camera angle
The angle of the camera is always a big deal. If you have more than one camera, you will be able to get more angles and more flattering shots. So, if you can, make sure to have more than one camera when working on set. You will have twice the amount of shots to choose from when editing than if you only used one camera.
Smiling is something you should do often while on camera! Don't appear solemn and unexcited about what's going on in your video or photo. Smile and look interested and engaged! Smiling will make you look better, and it will also attract your audience. Smiling is contagious, so if you do so, your audience is bound to do so as well.
- Full-length shots
Try to get some full-length camera shots, not just up close ones. Having a variety of shots is a great way to spice up your video and to showcase yourself at many angles. You just can't go wrong with having a lot of different shots.
- Wearing the right shoes
Wearing the right shoes can make you look taller and slimmer while on camera. If you're short, wearing high heels is always a good idea. They will elongate your legs and they will even help with posture. Looking taller than you are on camera is never a bad thing--it will only make your appearance better.
- Don't go overboard with makeup
Sometimes, makeup artists go a little crazy with makeup and it can make you look fake and overdone. It's best to go for a more natural look while on camera. Wearing lipstick is a yes, but don't overdo it with foundation and the works. Play up your natural beauty with some simple makeup tricks, but don't go overboard.
- Give yourself a confidence boost
If you're doubting your on-camera appearance, take a moment and give yourself some confidence! There's nothing like being confident and working it. There's nothing more attractive than a confident smile, so take some time to play up your confidence before going in to the video or photo shoot. You will be able to tell the difference, and so will your audience!
- Take your time
You don't always have to film everything is just one period of time. If you take your time and do things correctly, everything is more likely to turn out the way you want it to. Having different shots to choose from when you're editing might just be the key to making the best video possible. So, take your time and do the job right. You'll thank yourself later!
- Be natural
Don't be fake on camera. Just be yourself. Don't try too hard to be something you're not when you're perfect just the way you are. While on camera, just be natural and be calm. Take some deep breaths and just say things like you would normally say them if you weren't on camera. Do things like you normally would do them if you weren't on camera. It's as simple as that!
As you can see, improving your appearance on camera isn't too big of a deal! With these tips, you'll be on the right track in no time. Happy filming!