sexy poses for photosIt's true what they say -- a picture is worth a million words, especially when it comes to your social media presence. Want to amp it up? Here are five secrets for looking sexy in photos:

1. Find the right composition

If you're using your smartphone to snap pictures, hold your phone out at arm's length in front of a mirror so you can see how things look from the other side of the shot. Then take some practice pictures, which will help you discover the right composition for a sexy photo.

2. Pick out a sexy outfit

Cleavage is always great! But, you should be aware of how other parts of your body look, too. Choose a flattering outfit that tastefully shows off some skin along with your best features. Dresses are always an easy choice.

3. Smile

Smiling is never a bad thing. Looking happy and carefree can be super sexy. That's why you should avoid pursing your lips. To achieve a striking facial photo, you should make strong and direct eye contact with the camera lens.

4. Get the right lighting

You want to avoid direct sunlight, which can highlight imperfections. You should also avoid flash on your camera, even at night. This is because the colors will be distorted. Instead, opt for natural light that isn't too bright.

5. Experiment with angles

Play around with angles until you find a few that are flattering. A popular angle to try is: hold your smartphone above your head and extend it about a foot from you. This downward-facing angle is slimming because it highlights whatever is closest to the lens.

Work it, girl!

Taking a sexy photo doesn't have to be complicated. It all comes down to finding the right angle, lighting, and composition. Be sure to wear something that shows off your skin, but isn't too revealing. You should also steer clear of heavy makeup that might not show up well in your photos.

  1. "5 Tips for Taking the PErfect Sexy Profile Photo with Your Cellphone," LA Weekly, May 4, 2011.
  2. "10 Women Share Their Sexy Selfie Tips," Refinery29, June 25, 2018.

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