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How Can One Be Really Photogenic?

why is it that one would look very beautiful in person but when it comes to pictures they'll look somehow?

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my case is always like dat..ve got only very few pics dats a true representation of how i really luk in life...most of my pics are awful...

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To be photogenic, it depends on the weather,style and quality the photograher is applying to his biz sometimes the photograher can help u wash the negative of your pics at a standard lab studio, so get a good result also there are some make mistakes ladies do that makes them look somehow unpleasant to know more about avoiding make up mistakes u can visit http://www.makeupmistakes.blogspot.com

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when ur actually ugly but seem 2 look better or should i say" less ugly" in photos

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just make sure u smile,chuckle or laugh to the camera.

some people could be so serious when snapping!

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oh I used to think that photogenic refers to people who have different looks in their photos. at least that's what i got from watching tyra banks' ANTM.

multi dimensional ppl who don't have the same old look in their pics. lol

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@Hanoobaba

U fine sha oh, but the camera dem no too lie sha oh! Small true dey

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It'll do you a lot of good if you can go and get a personal digital camera for just 18,000, and then

snap yourself alone and with friends a lot find out where you look nice, whether it is amongst friends or alone

from there thats a good start

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Mee, I hate pics infact I run away from cameras. Why? (1) I'm skinny with a thin face in other words the camera makes my neck and face become out of proportiom to rest of my body. (2) My two upper front incisor are not the same size. One is oversized and the other one is rather tiny. The wicked cameras will magnify the bigger one and shrink the tiny one which makes me look like an underfed rabbit. (3) Cameras make my poor neck appear longer than they already are and expose the bones and "wells" of my neck.

But if you see me in person omo i be fine boy, even girls know na all of them dey trip. [B] TO HELL WITH THE BLOODY BAD BELLE CAMERAS, THEY WAN SPOIL FINE BOY [/B]

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im calling bullshit on those advocating for smiles

not everyone looks good with a a smile

a smirk maybe, a smile? hellz naw!

im 100% with MHC know ur face n body n know the angles n lighting

n dont use a crappy camera pls

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i think one should first begin by always wearing a smile even when in a sad mood.

what do you think?

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You can only be photogenic if you are photogenic, period.

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Been photogenic doesnt necessarily been you are beautiful and been beautiful in person does not guarantee you would be photogenic, I'm a makeup artist and i have worked with several very not so good looking models that could command strong expressions with their features, eyes, lips and body and therefore appear beautiful in photos.

Look at the pictures here and let me know if you think these models are beautiful or just photogenic'

http://enter4training.blogspot.com

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If you want to be really photogenic, you should ask Mrs Stella Obasanjo what she gained from it.

Just be yourself.

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The same happens to me. Poster thanks for creating this topic. Nonetheless I sometimes look good in some pics be it un-expected or expected. Although I have a friend that understands this photo thingy, that he always look good in all pics.

Maybe some pple can post their so called " I dnt look good pic" so we can justify it here.

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The simple answer to the question is: yes , some people are more photogenic than others. I don't quite know how or why its like that, but talking from experience (I'm a photographer on weekends), its a bit to do with the facial or body angles, its a bit to do with the camera and lenses, and a couple of other little things.

Having said that, a good photographer can make almost anyone look great. Its simply a matter of studying the persons face and knowing the best angles to light, and shoot the person from.

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i'm with the poster who said pictures dont lie. lol. guys lie, people lie to themselves, but pictures always show u what it is. lol.

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Pikin wey no fine no fine whether in real life or in pictures

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Just be yourself.No need to be over nervous.

Wear a smilling and simple face.

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Anybody can be Photogenic in the hands of a good photographer

Composition, Lighting and some makeup is the key in talking good Portrait shots. Complex poses are irrelevant

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why do we call it picture? because it look alike not 100% original[color=#006600][/color]

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I think being photogenic should not be the question but looking good all the time because the image in the picture is like a mirror, there is nothing you do about it.

Except in cases whereby the photographer didn't snap well but if this happens repeatedly from different paparazzis, then work on yourself first and then take pictures.

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Powder ur face often.

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Picture is about make-up, Most people snap pic when they make-up or during their good mood whether on location or delibrately. I believe been photogenic is all about our Imagination or believing. Can a Mad man be Photogenic? Talking about the celebrities some are naturally beautyful while some is about make-up but my point is,no matter what make-up give to you it still about something in you,neither the urgly in you or beuty in you. You sleep on your bed as layed,can urgly soul be photogenic and look so awesome in his/her pic? Can a black turn to be photogenic and show as white in the Picture beccause he/she is photogenic?

  The point still remains that people look real in the pix as they are in their real life,only they take pic at their pick period and show to be nice in the pic beccause no one move in the sun for 3hrs and after the stress and  sweat he/she now go to studio for some shot,but we meet each other most at this point on the street and maybe you have shared his/her pic with one and your first meeting with him/her was after this stress mention above,though the beauty will be there but ther's something you dont see which is the attention.

 You cant have his/her attention because they are not at their state of mind,the celebrities give you all the best attention on screen beccause they knew they will be with crowd or seeing by million of people by magzine so they give enough attention to their look and steps. Believe me or not if you are urgly you will see it in the pic and if awesome you will see it. Only if picture lie and turn white to black,if not postal given a background, lol

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I've so far gathered that pics taken unawares are usually/always better than those taken conciously with enough preparation.

I remember a pic i took that keeps me laughing, even by the thought alone. I had smiled so hard waiting for the photographer to take the shot, he kept checking one thing or the other on the camera, & my chicks were starting to ache by the feigned smile, He said my pose was great & the smile was lovely so i had to stay put. I was already sweating hard when he eventually snapped. I happily went to collect the pic days later but behold I was like a scarecrow in the pic. My face strictly showed that someone was punishing me with hard labour. Even i would snap myself better.

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know which angle is your best one and experiment until you find it.

Check your expression when taking pictures.

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i dun really kno. i wonder the same sometimes when i see someone in real life and think to myself that they look sooo much better than in the pics. lol i don't kno.

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