Does the Camera Really add 10 Pounds?

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I'm not going to go into all the technical aspects here of the age old adage 'the camera adds 10 pounds' but instead, give you a simple and real world insight into what it means and if it matters!

Nobody wants to look heavier set in a photograph (body builders excluded here, but they want muscle definition, so that's a little different) so the idea of looking 10 pounds heavier in your photos is not the most inviting thought!

Without getting too technical here, it's true that the camera can flatten you out in a photo, which can make you look wider or heavier in a photograph.  This is to do with the types of lenses used, distance, zoom, angles, lighting and a whole lot more!

However, this doesn't mean that you have to look heavier in your photos!  An experienced, professional photographer knows what the camera does to an image - and how to counteract it.

I've spent the last 3 years studying posing intensively with the award winning portrait photographer Sue Bryce and it's hugely important to me to pose you in a way that flatters your body shape.  It doesn't matter whether you are tall, short, have an athletic build, are curvy or super curvy, every person and every body is different.  It's my job to flatter your curves beautifully.

The outfits you wear, the hair & makeup you choose and the colours and tones within the photograph all make an impact on the overall image.  Then there are the technical attributes like settings I use in camera, the distance I am from you, the lighting, the way I position (pose) you, the angles I photograph you from as well as the composition of the image that all help to counteract the lens distortion and slim you down further if that is what you would like.

Don't get me wrong here though - I'm NOT going to make you look like someone you aren't.  I wont 'skinnify' you in Photoshop so it looks like you've dropped 2 dress sizes.  You're going to look like YOU.  The best version of yourself.  I promise that you will see the best photographs you have ever seen of yourself.

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