How To Take The Perfect Swimsuit Picture
We all want to know how to take a perfect bikini picture - we also know the feeling of sheer panic and heightened anxiety at the thought of having to take pictures in a bikini.
Okay, that was a bit dramatic, but you get my point. Swimsuit pictures, whether they are for your Instagram account or your moms photo album collection, can be stress-inducing.
But guess what?
It doesn’t have to be that way.
We’ve rounded up our best tips and tricks for taking the perfect bikini picture, and how to feel good while you’re doing it.
Invite a Friend
Everything is more enjoyable with a trusty companion by your side! Try easing your bikini photo-induced anxiety by bringing a friend along. Having your pictures taken together will help you feel more confident and relaxed, due to the fact that you’ll no longer have to be the only one in a bikini, your bestie will be in one, too.
Remember to let loose, have fun and allow your inner beauty to shine - there’s nothing more attractive than being confident in your own, unique skin.
The “Model Lean”
What’s the model lean? Great question! Professional models from far and wide utilize the benefits of the “model lean” all the time. It’s simply a way to describe the sort of pose that helps the body to appear more slim and elongated, just like a model!
Fact of the matter is, if you sit upright in your bikini with the camera pointing straight-forward in your direction, you’re going to wind up with some very unflattering photos. It doesn’t matter if you're a famous swimsuit model, sitting in the upright position paired with a straight forward camera angle isn’t flattering for anyone.
Instead, practice the model lean by propping yourself up on your elbows in order to tighten your stomach (which, in turn, will appear flatter and slimmer). Then, simply lead into this position and have your photographer snap bikini pics of you at various angles, focusing on the camera angled down and your head slightly tilted up.
CANDID. Enough said.
We cannot stress this enough: candid photographs almost always turn out better than posed ones. Rather than work yourself up over how to pose, simply take a stroll down the beach and have your photographer snap bikini pictures of you doing so. Remember - make it fun! Splash around in the water a bit, enjoy the sunshine and laugh a little. This approach will feel more natural and produce fantastic results.
Hands in the Air
When in doubt, throw your hands in the air and wave ‘em like you just don’t care! Raising your arms above your head allows the body to magically appear longer and leaner. Give it a try!
Use Your Assets
Look - you and your body are beautiful, inside and out. Be confident in yourself and don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone a little bit. Show off the assets you inherited, every body is beautiful, so enjoy yourself and take in the sunny surroundings.