June 30, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Today on The Daily Candy, Sardi Klein, a longtime NYC photographer and professor at The New School and Pratt, provides Expert Tips for Looking Good in Photos.  The video’s pretty helpful, but if you can’t bear to watch videos on your computer like me sometimes (ugh, it’s more than 3 minutes?!?  I can’t bear it!  <— it’s not, don’t fret), the tips are listed below:

1.  Stand contrapossto.
2.  Chin height (lower chin 1/2 inch or raise chin 1/2 inch).
3.  Relax your fingers.
4.  Don’t talk.
5.  No harsh lighting.
6.  Always smile.

I dunno Sardi… any advice for a photography novice who’s biggest challenges include finding a perching space that still allows for head-to-toe shots and backdrops that are compositionally interesting but not too distracting from my daily getup?

– DKNY cutoff flannel shirt
– American Eagle striped tank
– Domino Moto jeans
– Volcom flip-flops
– David Yurman double wheat buckle necklace
– Burberry bracelet
– Pyramid stud bracelet
– Billabong double wrap bracelet


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  1. I like what’s up top but am confused by those jeans. They’re interesting but they have me shrugging just like you in this photo.

    Good tips for photo taking. I sometimes find a double chinny chin chin and I don’t appreciate it because I’m pretty sure it doesn’t exist in reality and only shows up to ruin photos. Kind of like the other kind of bunny ears, not shown here. https://whatwouldjillywear.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/07-01-10/ Thanks for sharing.

    PS – I had to Google “contrapposto.”

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