EllenÂ of LA is My Beat was the first —
Yikes, Neil! THAT photo does NOT do you justice. You are so much more attractive than THAT PHOTO! Youâ€™ve pushed up your cheeks, so they look jowly, the light is that greenish-yellow fluorescent icky color, bleah. My husband, Mr. Larry, is a professional photographer and the one thing Iâ€™ve learned in our 15 years of marriage is how to pose for photos!!! PULEEZE, take a photo in outdoor light where youâ€™re not squinting into the sun. Relax, smile, make sure the camera is slightly higher than your face (this eliminates any double chin action). If you need to â€œphotoshopâ€ anything, just add a little brightness. The bright lights eliminate any wrinkles or shadows on your face. Have you noticed how great Barbara Walters looks in-studio vs. in a street photo? Lighting is everything!!! Good luck!
LaurieÂ of Crazy Aunt Purl also had some good advice —
Ellen has the TRUTH, my friend. I always have someone stand on a chair to photograph me.
Tonight, I dragged Sophia out of her sick bed to take some photos of me, using some ofÂ the special techniquesÂ I learned from you today.Â I told Sophia that Ellen and Laurie were very bright people, and Sophia stood on a chair and responded, “Anything to make your female readers happy, Neilochka.”
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