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Looking Good in Photos Without Relying on Over Editing

October 12, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

When the mercury begins to rise, the desire to look good over the warmer months gets people thinking about body image.

The most common question I get asked as a photographer when I am photographing people is "Can you photoshop me ........?" to look thinner, to look younger, to look taller, to remove lines, to re-colour my hair, to thin out arms/legs, etc.

This question is most often asked before a photo shoot has even commenced!  Before people have even looked at the photo!

I believe editing can be overused until the image becomes a picture rather than a real photograph.  While it may alter the picture, excessive photo editing does not build confidence and create a healthy self-image.  Acceptance of natural beauty becomes overshadowed by the pursuit of perfection.  We should remember that true beauty starts from within.

There are a few points worth considering if you are concerned about how you will appear in photographs:

  • Cherish who you are.  Each of us is a unique individual.
  • Use photo editing with care.  Photo editing, like make-up, is best used to enhance natural beauty, it doesn't have to completely change appearance.
  • Photographs are a part of history.  Photos are a record of a moment in time and as years go by the image will remain the same (as a record of that moment) even as the people in that photograph change.
  • Lifestyle.  A healthy and active lifestyle will improve appearance and boost confidence, all resulting in a more pleasing visual outcome.
  • Be happy with who you are.  Don't harshly criticise yourself based on how you think others may see you.
  • Smile. Smile. Smile. 

It is important to believe in yourself and have a positive outlook around your body image.

If you are interested in a photo shoot with natural and minimally edited images please contact us so that we can discuss your requirements and set up a suitable package for you.  We also specialise in sports photography and corporate events.

Enjoy the upcoming weekend.

Smiles and happiness

Mary


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