How to Create a telegenic image #6: Keep your body 3:4 to camera

How to Create a telegenic image #6: Keep your body 3:4 to camera

There is an art and a science to looking your best doing an interview. First let’s chat about angles. Very few people can get away with looking great in a “straight on” shot to camera. I suggest keeping your body at a 3/4 angle to the camera. Sit a bit diagonally in the chair, stool or sofa. Twist your torso front to camera. This will create an “S” shape and offer a very graceful and slenderizing silhouette. Keep your knees together. If you do cross your legs make sure that you cross at the ankle or are able to do the “knee cross” and have your calves close or touching. Sit on the front half of the chair (never fully back) unless over 6’3”. Lean from the hip toward the host ever so sightly which makes you appear engaged and enthusiastic.Do not look at the camera as a guest. Watch your posture-shoulders relaxed and back straight. Watch your hemlines. They do ride up when seated.
Practice makes perfect! Practice these seated positions in your real life. They will start to feel and look natural. Create a habit of looking “camera ready”!