Here are 7 tips for flirting with the camera. They work regardless of your age or figure and are a great way to jazz up your online dating profile.
Bettie Page, the most famous pin up model of the 1950s, said her secret was that she pretended the camera was a man that she was trying to seduce. Why not take a page from the greatest?
Decide on what personna you want to project in the photograph. Nature lover, sexy librarian, friendly confidant? Hold the goal in your mind and act “as if” you embodied that role. This is an acting technique where the actor uses their imagination to see the world. Use props or specific settings to reinforce the side of yourself that you want to reveal.
Acting “as if” gets you ready to take the initiative. It starts you thinking about your intention and the possibilities ahead.–Michael Port
My dancing teacher always reminds me “tits up, butt out” and the same advice can be applied to photographs. Shoulders back and breasts lifted conveys confidence. Paris Hilton said, “No matter what a woman looks like, if she’s confident, she’s sexy.”
Make direct eye contact with the camera. Look at it as if it were a handsome man and decide if your goal is to be friendly, flirty or seductive. The emotion will shine through your eyes.
Show your teeth and beam to show a great sense of humor. If you don’t want to show your teeth, have a smile dancing on your lips to show you are approachable.
A smile weaves a spell–Violet Blue
Before your photo shoot, exfoliate lips with your toothbrush or by rubbing them with sugar, and be sure and wear lipstick or gloss.
Remember your arms and hands are part of the pose. Look over your shoulder like Betty Grable did in her famous pin up picture. Touch your hair, your neck or some other part of your body that you want to draw attention to. Wide open arms convey optimism and friendliness. Crossed arms can show confidence, but may make you look closed off.
6. Legs and feet
Try and have one full body picture on your dating profile. When taking that photo, pay attention to your feet and shoes. Bettie Page knew that a pointed foot provided a more attractive line than a flat foot, so wear heels or shift your weight onto the balls of your foot. Notice how actresses usually stand with their weight on their back leg with the other one slightly bent and positioned forward.
Have an image that shows what you are passionate about. A list of hobbies is boring and cliche. Who doesn’t like sunsets, walking on the beach and listening to music? Capture an image that shows what makes you unique. Remember, confidence is sexy so be fearless.
Use these 7 tips to flirt with the camera and jazz up your dating profile. Let your individuality and passion shine through, and your profile will stand out from the rest.