How To Find Your Good Side For Photos

Peta Serras

by Peta Serras

Did you know you have a more photogenic side of your face? Here’s how to find it.

Before anyone rolls their eyes, I believe everyone can good look in a photo. I don’t think it’s vain for wanting to look good in a picture either.

I’ve been modelling now for over 13 years and all that time in front of the camera has taught me a thing or two about posing. I go over posing in selfies in-depth in my ebook, but today we are talking about one thing – our good side.

So what is our ‘good side’? It’s the side of our face that will naturally produce a more appealing photograph. Most people pose in photos on a 3/4 angle with their face because it’s more flattering.

Posing on this 3/4 angle will help to define your face, make your cheekbones pop and naturally it’s a more flattering angle.

But only if you find your good side! Your good side when you use it in photos will have you thinking “Is that Miranda Kerr? No wait, it’s me! Why on earth didn’t I take up modelling?”.

When you find it and when you find out how to work it, it’s almost life-changing.

You laugh now but when posing in photos becomes a breeze and men on Tinder are asking you out left, right and centre, then I expect an email with the subject: How finding my good side changed my life.

You can thank me later!

Here’s how to find your good side for photos:

Head to the mirror and look for your most up-turned features

The side of your face that’s more flattering has more upturned features. Look at your eyes and mouth especially. The brain perceives this as more youthful which is why people often prefer this side of their face. This is the side you want to angle to the camera.

Find which way your nose leans to

If you were to draw a line down the middle of your face, does it go down the centre of your nose? For me, it doesn’t. My nose naturally leans to the left side of my face, so I angle the left side of my face to the camera. I also find people who have similar noses tend to do this too without realising. It can also help to have a slight head tilt in photos as well to mask a slightly crooked nose. It’s what I do! Find any marks you want to disguise

Find any marks you want to disguise

Maybe it’s a scar on your face or even a birthmark, if it makes you self-conscious when you see it, then chances are you won’t like the photo. If you can, think about angling that side away from the camera.

Find all the photos you love and see if you favour a side

If you only like photos where you’re posing with the left side of your face more to the camera then chances are that is your good side.

And if all else fails…

7/10 times, I find people prefer their left side. If you ever meet me, just ask, I’d be more than happy to tell you. Next time you’re putting on your makeup, look at your face in depth and play around with the angles in the mirror and what appears more flattering.

Finding your good side will help you to produce photos of yourself that you love and want to share with the world. Thank me later!


How To Find Your Good Side For Photos


Peta Serras

Editor of Professional Babe, Peta has a penchant for pretty things, Tom Hardy and ginger kittens. You can find her sipping a long black, creating killer content or making sure her winged eyeliner is even. Peta is a writer, model & Pilates Instructor based out of the Hunter Valley.

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