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November 11, 2010

ttF Faves: Thomas Whiteside’s Tips on Taking the Perfect Photo

At the ELLEments of Personal Style party at White House Black Market in Santa Monica, I got a chance to chat with photographer Thomas Whiteside. He photographed the gorgeous looks in the style guide and shared his advice for posing. I’m certainly going to try his tips when taking my daily outfit shots!

You have to know which direction your light is coming from.

If itโ€™s coming from above, then tilt your head towards the light a little bit. It will get rid of the dark shadows under your eyes.

If the light is coming from straight ahead, stick your chin out just a teensy bit. It will create a nice definition in the face.

And Thomas’ number one tip? Feel natural!

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