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Hey sis, want to learn how to find your best angle for photos? You’re in the right spot!
Angie Hilem teaches us how to find our angles and gives us a posing crash course. Watch the video below for the tips (and cute baby debut) or read the main highlights below! We hope this lovely resource from this lovely go-getter mama is helpful to you.

A COMEPLUM CHAT WITH ANGIE HILEM

Let’s dive on in! Here are our top tips + tricks on how to find the best angles and pose so that you are sure to nail your photo shoots every. single. time.

Tip #1: Always find your light.

  • You want to find your light source and turn towards it to avoid any harsh shadows on your face.
  • If you don’t wish to turn towards the light, try shooting with the light directly behind you to create backlighting.

Tip #2: Leave enough negative space around yourself.

  • Try not to cut off the top of your head in the photo.
  • Make sure you are framing yourself correctly, it’s always better to have more space in the photo and you can crop it out later!

 

Tip #3: You can frame the photo inside of the Instagram app itself when you go to upload the image.

  • Back in the day, Instagram only allowed it’s users to post square images.
  • But what a time to be alive… today we can crop and adjust the photos we upload within the app itself!

 

Tip #4: Don’t photograph yourself from straight on. Try to lean.

  • Looking straight on into the camera can come across pretty awkward.
  • Leaning makes it feel more natural + will make you look more inviting.
  • This will help your engagement because your audience wants to connect to people, not necessarily a business.

Tip #5: Shift your weight. Create movement.

  • Things you can do to create movement:
    • Bend your knee
    • Shift weight into your hip
    • Take a fake step
    • Lean on something
    • Look down + look back up (to refresh your face, sis)

 

Tip #6: Breathing is a powerful tool.

  • When you exhale, it allows your whole body to relax and the photo to look more natural.
  • Praise recommends starting each photography session with 3 deep breaths.

 

Tip #7: Use those hands!

  • Place your hand on your chin or play with your hair!
  • Just play with your hands. It might feel weird but it will translate really wonderfully on camera.
  • Fun challenge: pretend like you are sprinkling salt while you’re taking photos.
    • This might feel silly, but we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised when viewing your new shots!

 

Tip #8: Remember your posture.

  • This one is simple, but we all need a reminder on it every now and again.
  • Good posture helps you be aligned and look more confident in photos!

Tip #9: Think about the emotion you want the photo to portray.

  • If this shoot is for a business, think about how powerful + determined you are to reach your goal.
  • Do the core work of showing up for yourself + showing up for others fully as you are.

 

Tip #10:  Utilize selfie stick/tripod/apple watch.

  • This is a great way to take a full body shot of yourself.
  • Using these tools is also great if you need to snap of yourself holding something.

 

Tip #11: Turn on the live setting on your iPhone’s camera before you shoot.

  • Doing this gives us far more options!
  • This is great for those movement shots that we chatted about above! You can pick which frame from that live photo is the most flattering.
  • Another great thing about live photos is that you can convert them to a video file.

 

Tip #12:  Keep your chin up and head held high.

  • This is a just a great life tip in general.
  • Look up and over certain objects instead of right at them. This will help keep your head lifted in photos.

More from Angie Hilem:

Loved this content and want more from Angie? We don’t blame you. You can find her keeping it real on Instagram @AngieHilem. You can also find some lighthearted entertainment on her TikTok channel here.


We might be a little bit biased but we thought that was a hella good resource! ComePlum is all about equipping go-getter women with tools they need to live out their one, wild life because empowered, confident women cause communities to flourish.
You can get your hands on more useful tools right here.

Hey sis, want to learn how to find your best angle for photos? You’re in the right spot!
Angie Hilem teaches us how to find our angles and gives us a posing crash course. Watch the video below for the tips (and cute baby debut) or read the main highlights below! We hope this lovely resource from this lovely go-getter mama is helpful to you.

A COMEPLUM CHAT WITH ANGIE HILEM

Let’s dive on in! Here are our top tips + tricks on how to find the best angles and pose so that you are sure to nail your photo shoots every. single. time.

Tip #1: Always find your light.

  • You want to find your light source and turn towards it to avoid any harsh shadows on your face.
  • If you don’t wish to turn towards the light, try shooting with the light directly behind you to create backlighting.

Tip #2: Leave enough negative space around yourself.

  • Try not to cut off the top of your head in the photo.
  • Make sure you are framing yourself correctly, it’s always better to have more space in the photo and you can crop it out later!

 

Tip #3: You can frame the photo inside of the Instagram app itself when you go to upload the image.

  • Back in the day, Instagram only allowed it’s users to post square images.
  • But what a time to be alive… today we can crop and adjust the photos we upload within the app itself!

 

Tip #4: Don’t photograph yourself from straight on. Try to lean.

  • Looking straight on into the camera can come across pretty awkward.
  • Leaning makes it feel more natural + will make you look more inviting.
  • This will help your engagement because your audience wants to connect to people, not necessarily a business.

Tip #5: Shift your weight. Create movement.

  • Things you can do to create movement:
    • Bend your knee
    • Shift weight into your hip
    • Take a fake step
    • Lean on something
    • Look down + look back up (to refresh your face, sis)

 

Tip #6: Breathing is a powerful tool.

  • When you exhale, it allows your whole body to relax and the photo to look more natural.
  • Praise recommends starting each photography session with 3 deep breaths.

 

Tip #7: Use those hands!

  • Place your hand on your chin or play with your hair!
  • Just play with your hands. It might feel weird but it will translate really wonderfully on camera.
  • Fun challenge: pretend like you are sprinkling salt while you’re taking photos.
    • This might feel silly, but we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised when viewing your new shots!

 

Tip #8: Remember your posture.

  • This one is simple, but we all need a reminder on it every now and again.
  • Good posture helps you be aligned and look more confident in photos!

Tip #9: Think about the emotion you want the photo to portray.

  • If this shoot is for a business, think about how powerful + determined you are to reach your goal.
  • Do the core work of showing up for yourself + showing up for others fully as you are.

 

Tip #10:  Utilize selfie stick/tripod/apple watch.

  • This is a great way to take a full body shot of yourself.
  • Using these tools is also great if you need to snap of yourself holding something.

 

Tip #11: Turn on the live setting on your iPhone’s camera before you shoot.

  • Doing this gives us far more options!
  • This is great for those movement shots that we chatted about above! You can pick which frame from that live photo is the most flattering.
  • Another great thing about live photos is that you can convert them to a video file.

 

Tip #12:  Keep your chin up and head held high.

  • This is a just a great life tip in general.
  • Look up and over certain objects instead of right at them. This will help keep your head lifted in photos.

More from Angie Hilem:

Loved this content and want more from Angie? We don’t blame you. You can find her keeping it real on Instagram @AngieHilem. You can also find some lighthearted entertainment on her TikTok channel here.


We might be a little bit biased but we thought that was a hella good resource! ComePlum is all about equipping go-getter women with tools they need to live out their one, wild life because empowered, confident women cause communities to flourish.
You can get your hands on more useful tools right here.

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