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The 10 Best Poses to Use for Your Profile Pictures on Social Media ...

By Holly

Your profile picture is going to be the first thing that people see when they decide to Instagram or Facebook stalk you. It'll definitely impact their first impression of you, which is why you have to be careful about which photo you upload. Here are a few of the best poses to use for your profile pictures:

1 Take a Photo with Your Hands on Your Face

human action, person, hair, black hair, nose,If you're sick and tired of smiling in photos, like you used to when you were a kid taking photos for picture day, then you can try taking a photo like this one. Instead of smiling, you can look at the camera and let your bitch face fly. Either that or you can do the "fish gape" with your lips slightly parted, like all of the celebs have been doing. You could also put your hands on your face in order to show off your newest manicure.

2 Take a Photo with Half of Your Face Cut off

face, hair, eyebrow, nose, photography,If you don't like the way you look when you face the camera full on, then you can tilt your head to the side. You can even cut off half of your face. This is a great technique to use if your makeup only came out well on one side of your face. No one will realize that you're hiding your unruly eyebrow from view.

3 Take a Photo with a Front and a Back View

clothing, outerwear, coat, jacket, sleeve,Use the mirror to your advantage. If you're wearing an outfit that looks good from all angles, then you should get a snapshot that includes your front and your back. That way, everyone will see how wonderful you look.

4 Take a Photo While You're Looking down

hair, person, clothing, woman, lady,This is an artsy way to take a photo. It's also a great way to show off your makeup skills. It's hard to see your eyeshadow when you're eyes are open, but you can see your handiwork clearly if you look down while the camera flashes.

5 Take a Photo with Your Hair in Your Face

hair, human hair color, black hair, hairstyle, photography,If you want to look sexy without showing off your skin, then you can take a picture with your hair falling in front of your face. It's also a great way to hide any insecurities you have. If there's a big pimple on your forehead that won't go away, you can strategically place a piece of hair over it for the picture.

6 Take a Full Body Photo

clothing, beauty, dress, photo shoot, fashion,If you like what your body looks like more than your face, then you can take a picture from the neck down. Of course, you could also take a full-body shot. If you have a rocking body, then no one is even going to be looking at your face.

7 Take a Posed Photo

hair, eyewear, clothing, sunglasses, swimwear,Don't be afraid to experiment with new poses. If you have a new tattoo or a new pair of earrings that you want everyone to see, then stand in a position that'll show it off. If it doesn't look good, you don't have to post it, so you might as well experiment. It can't hurt!

8 Take a Photo with an Honest Smile

hair, face, clothing, hairstyle, beauty,Sure it's hard to smile on demand, but simply relaxing your face a little and squinting your eyes gives the appearance of a genuine smile. This helps your face look less staged and helps you avoid having that surprised raised eyebrows look as if you'd posed a smile.

9 Take a Photo with Friends

person, lady, beauty, supermodel, fashion,If you're looking to have a new profile pic but aren't 100% confident in you right now, take a photo with a friend. This will distract all the attention from being on you and doesn't make you the center of the shot. Plus, now you have a fun excuse to take photos with your girls!

10 Take a Photo Doing Something You Love

hair, clothing, red, photography, black hair,While we are typically caught in less than flattering poses when the picture is unexpected, this gives you a chance to show off something you enjoy. A hobby, you on a walk, or even something memorable like skydiving. People won't necessarily be all eyes on you because you'll have other stuff to take away attention. Plus, you can't fault a girl for doing something fun and adventurous!

Make sure that you use a clear photo that makes you look your best, so that more people friend and follow you! What does your current profile photo look like?

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