How to take sexy pictures: angles, lighting, makeup, and more.
Taking sexy pictures, whether for your significant other, a money-making platform like Only Fans, or your social media feed, isn’t as easy as you might think. There is a lot of preparation that goes into a proper sexy photo and a lot to consider, from angles and lighting to the clothing (or lack of) you wear. Lucky for you, we’ve gathered all the tips and tricks you will need to take the perfect thirst trap — no shame in that game.
How to Take Sexy Pictures
Let your confidence shine
The key to taking sexy photos is confidence. If you aren’t feeling yourself, it’s going to show on camera. Show off the parts of your body you are most proud of, but don’t be ashamed to show off your imperfections, too. While you may hate your stretch marks, trust us when we say that viewers will be too distracted by what’s going on in the rest of the photo to even notice. Another pro tip for boosting your confidence before snapping a sexy selfie? Pleasure yourself. Seriously, those natural endorphins and the glow you get from an orgasm make for an amazing shot.
Find your perfect angle
The best way to do this? Practice, practice, practice. Shooting from an angle as opposed to straight on lends a sense of intimacy while also putting your best face forward. A lot of photographers take shots from above, as it captures the entire silhouette of your body in a flattering way. But if you want to seem taller, try shooting from below. Once you figure out the angle of your camera, move onto your stance. When taking sexy photos, you never want your entire body to be forward-facing. Switch it up until you find an angle that makes you feel h-o-t-t.
Try not to pose too hard
Photos that are too posed tend to have less sex appeal. A lot of influencers work the camera by continuously snapping photos while moving around. This gives you the most natural-looking results. However, there are a few things to keep in mind. Arching your back will make your booty pop while positioning yourself at a 45-degree angle will accentuate your waistline. Standing on your tip toes will make your legs appear longer as does putting one foot in front of the other and bending the knee slightly. Finally, don’t forget to relax those shoulders and straighten your back. Posture is key!
Choose the right lighting
When possible, always opt for natural light. Try facing a window that lets in indirect light; this creates a soft and diffused look that’s flattering for all complexions. The next best option is a ring light. If you’re serious about taking sexy photos, you may want to consider investing in a large ring light with a stand, like this one by Neewer. Otherwise, if you are using your phone for selfies, a smaller, portable clip works great. We like the QIAYA Portable Clip Selfie Light ($13; amazon.com).
Keep your makeup natural
While you may be tempted to do a full face of makeup when taking sexy selfies, natural-looking makeup is more forgiving on camera. Focus on evening out your skin tone while reducing texture with a lightweight foundation and strategically placed concealer. Add a bit of cream blush to the apples of your cheeks and top the high points with a touch of highlighter. Finish with a few swipes of mascara for the perfect no-makeup makeup look.
Scale your framing before snapping
Zooming in can cause photos to become pixelated while cropping can often distort images, so when thinking about how to take sexy pictures, try to find the right frame for your shot before getting started. Do a couple of practice rounds, so you don’t have to fuss with your photo afterwards.
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