Whenever I get on Facebook I feel depressed. I seem to spend most of my time untagging myself in pictures so my third grade boyfriend doesn’t see me looking like I have four chins and a lazy eye. To make matters worse, it seems everybody else is beautiful, photogenic and having The Best Time Ever. Given that I’m generally having a decent time and am at least moderately attractive, I believe the problem is the pictures.
Upon closer examination, most photogenic people (by that I mean anyone under 25) have a sort of signature look, the pose they do in every picture—whether it’s on The Great Wall or at their grandmother’s house—that they know makes them look fabulous.
I have no look. I have tried to create one, but I just end up looking pained. I figure it’s time to go the experts… Keep reading »
It might be a bit of a splurge, but this new Nikon digital camera is so worth it. The Coolpix S60 (yes, the one in the commercials with Ashton) has a 3.5 inch touch panel LCD screen and you can use a handy little wand to write messages on the screen which display on the picture (a la Perez Hilton). Genius, right? We’re partial to the burgundy color on the left…it also comes in black, white, pink, bronze and red, so pick your color and start shooting. [$279.99, Amazon.com] Keep reading »
Here’s the thing. I think I am an attractive girl. But I am NOT photogenic. Like, every picture of me that looks good is accompanied by 20 others where I look busted, no joke. And because I am a tad vain — it’s okay, I admit it — I am always trying to figure out how I can look less droopy, gimpy, and awkward in photos, that way when Tyra Banks sees me on the street, she’ll know I am “America’s Next Top Model.” After the jump, five techniques that work. Keep reading »
Dita Von Teese, watch out. Check out this coffee table book of photographs by celebrity photographer Timothy White, starring Hollywood It-girls done up as retro-pinups. In the past, White’s shot stars ranging from Harrison Ford to Will Smith, but this time around he went for old school Hollywood, girly glamor. His pinup makeover subjects include Cindy Crawford, Gina Gershon, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Kate Hudson, Michelle Trachtenberg, Molly Sims, Vanessa Williams, and Mary-Kate Olsen. You can check out Olsen’s shot here. We like that the images are classy, not crass. These days, more is the new less. Keep reading »
As any savvy online dater knows, you can spend hours crafting the perfect combination of wit, sophistication, and charm, but all your pretty words won’t mean squat if your photo reeks.
That’s not to say that you need to be a ringer for Angelina or J. Lo to get noticed (though, obviously that wouldn’t be a hindrance), but you do need to have a photo that shows you in the best possible light without it being a completely misleading deception. Keep reading »
What really turns women on? The Cambridge Women’s Pornography Cooperative set out to create books of really sexy stuff by stripping away the usual conventions of the genre. In their SFW books with a sense of humor, Porn for Women and Porn For New Moms, you won’t find the typical tan babes wearing nothing but a smile. But what you will find inside maybe be something even more satisfying — hotties doing housework. Keep reading »