Homecoming Weekend and Posing for Pictures


Homecoming weekend is upon us, which means friends and alumni of the University will be around all weekend. We all want to capture every single moment, whether it be good, bad or embarrassing.

But there are some of us who are not wanting to document the weekend minute-by-minute. This means we are going to avoid every camera everywhere; it will be like DEFCON 5; constantly on alert to ninja kick all cameras pointed at you.

 Luckily there are poses that help to flatter all body shapes.

                                                                                                                                           (picture courtesy of merchants group)

Trick 1: Do not be the closest to the camera. It is a proven fact that every person who is closest to the camera tends to look bigger than the person who is in the background.


                                                                                                                      (picture courtesy of STAAM at Washington State University)

Trick 2: If you are concerned about your appearance, you are doing yourself a disservice by standing next to the person straight out of Cosmopolitan. If you have a large group of three to six people, try and pair up by likeness. Don't pair next to the person who will ultimately make you feel awful about yourself and make you want to un-tag yourself in that picture on Facebook.

                                                                                                                                              (picture courtesy of Indiana.edu)

Trick 3: When taking a group picture if you do find yourself in the front of the group, make your way to the back, and heck, even if you have to wrestle for a spot, do it.

                                                                                                                                          (picture courtesy of www.ecb.europa.eu)

Trick 4: When taking a group picture or couple picture, find the tallest photographer. To eliminate the double chin effect, you have to take a picture from a high angle.

                                                                                                                                            (picture courtesy of bestwestern.com)

Trick 5: Create gaps in your arms to make your waist look small compared to how far out your elbows go when you put your hand on your hip. However, in retrospect, do not over accentuate how wide you put your elbows, it’s not flattering.


Learn your angles and what is your best side; with these tips you will be a lot happier with the way you look in your pictures.


Happy Homecoming!