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5 tips for feeling great in bikini photos

Bikini season is in full swing, and your Instagram is probably full of beach pics. But, want to learn how to feel fantastic taking selfies? Here are five pro tips for feeling stellar in a bikini photo:

1. Find your best pose

When it comes to bikini pictures, extending your body is always the best. You should stand up with good posture. If the picture is going to be cropped, you can stand on your toes to flex your leg muscles. Most importantly, find a pose that makes you feel good about yourself.

2. Choose a good background

The background is key. You'll stand out best on a blank canvas, and the lighter your background, the better. Why? Because this is flattering to nearly all body types and skin colors.

3. Locate good sun

The best lighting for a bikini selfie is soft from the front and dark through the sides. If you're super pale, bright sunlight can wash you out, making you look ultra-flat. Shoot at sunrise and sunset — it's the best light in any circumstance. Whatever you do, don't take pictures during midday unless you are wearing sunglasses.

4. Wear a swimsuit you feel ultra-confident in

Don't get so caught up in trends and go for the suit, whether it's a string bikini or a classic one-piece, that makes you feel your best. If you're comfortable and confident, it'll show in the photo.

5. Enjoy the moment

Don't get caught up in trying to capture the perfect picture. Instead, enjoy your beach day and hanging out with your friends. Don't let anything prevent you from having a good time.

Say cheese

It's easy to feel comfortable in bikini photos — all you have to do is experiment with some poses, locate the right lighting, and most importantly, exude confidence! Remember that every body is a bikini body. There's no reason to feel insecure!

  1. "How to Take a Great Bikini Shot," Cosmopolitan, August 8, 2012.
  2. "How to Take a Good Bikini Photo," Allure, July 8, 2015.

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