I used to have a terrible habit of blinking just as the person took the photo. I remember loads of facebook pictures where it looked like I was asleep because I'd blinked at just the wrong moment, or because my eyes were reacting to the camera flash. To counteract this I now raise my eyebrows ever so slightly. As weird as it sounds, it seems to do the trick. I think the other important thing when having your photo taken is to just try to be natural. If you don't want to smile, don't. If you want to grin like the cheshire cat, do it. Whatever you feel comfortable doing.
Yep, practice and remembering how its done without the mirror. But be sure that you don't look exactly the same as every other photo. Mix it up. Again, it is vain, but I can't think of any other way.
Originally Posted by NZJames
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I agree, practice in a mirror and you will know what you look like. If you play with it a bit you can get a good look and be able to replicate it.
Keep it secret...
The golden rule for looking good is to make sure you don't know when you're having your picture taken. This works without fail unless you are a model and have mastered the art of looking like you don't know you're having your picture taken when you do.
When someone says look at the camera and smile you will be guaranteed to look like a complete idiot.