Forums > Model Colloquy > How can I look younger in photographs?

Model

Mary Neilson

Posts: 3

Holland, Michigan, US

Hello all!

I'm going to start going to events with red carpets (nothing extremely mainstream unfortunately >_

Dec 12 12 03:18 pm Link

Model

angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

I'm confused.  Do you want to look younger or older?

I always thought a nice updo and a sexy but not showy dress is nice.

Posture will say a lot.

Dec 12 12 03:20 pm Link

Model

Mary Neilson

Posts: 3

Holland, Michigan, US

Okay, I'll rephrase it. I was to look younger in photographs. I get excited when I post in forums so usually my first post is usually a mess lol.

Dec 12 12 03:21 pm Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

Mary Neilson wrote:
Okay, I'll rephrase it. I was to look younger in photographs. I get excited when I post in forums so usually my first post is usually a mess lol.

You want to look younger than 22?

Do you mean you want to retain your young look but appear more sophisticated for Red Carpet events?

I don't think you have any problem looking young or looking attractive in photos. If you want increased sophistication, use makeup and hair styling tips and wardrobe to achieve that.

Dec 12 12 03:26 pm Link

Photographer

Ken Marcus Studios

Posts: 8494

Los Angeles, California, US

Chew gum and wear your hair in pigtails and be reading a book

Dec 12 12 03:27 pm Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

Ken Marcus Studios wrote:
Chew gum and wear your hair in pigtails and be reading a book

Glasses. Have to wear glasses too and be peering over the top of them.

Dec 12 12 03:29 pm Link

Photographer

Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32234

Woodinville, Washington, US

A smile helps. The right wardrobe can give a younger sense, too.

Dec 12 12 03:30 pm Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

If you were wearing the same makeup you had in your avatar, an updo, and a little black dress...you'd have sexy and sophisticated perfectly suited for the Red Carpet.

Just call me Mr. Blackwell.

Dec 12 12 03:30 pm Link

Photographer

Dannielle Levan

Posts: 12857

New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

Technically you always look younger in photographs.

(you're totally not getting a serious answer here)

Dec 12 12 03:30 pm Link

Photographer

AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12837

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Generally I would avoid heavy makeup, it add years both good and bad depending on ones age.

Dec 12 12 03:35 pm Link

Photographer

Cherrystone

Posts: 36723

Columbus, Ohio, US

AJScalzitti wrote:
Generally I would avoid heavy makeup, it add years both good and bad depending on ones age.

This

Dec 12 12 04:20 pm Link

Photographer

Bunny 007

Posts: 274

Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

Lollipop?

Dec 12 12 04:41 pm Link

Photographer

Good Egg Productions

Posts: 15723

Orlando, Florida, US

Clean coverage makeup, maybe a little brighter under the eyes to help with any dark bags, DEFINITELY no contouring.  A fuller face tends to appear younger.  Stop going so black around your eyes.  A brighter color lipstick or just a simple gloss can help.

A simple high ponytail projects youth.  Most important would be the wardrobe.  Dress young and you'll look younger.

And then some can be controlled with the photographer's choice in lighting and retouching.  But if you're talking for red carpet type stuff, it's all on you.

Dec 12 12 04:50 pm Link

Photographer

afplcc

Posts: 6000

Fairfax, Virginia, US

Okay, if I'm shooting a model and we're going for a younger look, here are a couple of things I'd suggest:
--soft light is always flattering.  It hides skin flaws, small scars, and wrinkles.  It makes women look younger.
--some body parts (especially women's triceps if they're floppy or big) tend to add age.
--don't scrunch up your face or wrinkle your forehead.
--avoid really heavy makeup, especially foundation and pancake.
--clothing and hair styles can make a big difference.  No, I don't mean the extreme of dressing like you're in middle school.  But a lot of evening wear or a very classic appearance...while glamorous...may also make you look older.

Ed

Dec 12 12 04:59 pm Link

Model

Mary Neilson

Posts: 3

Holland, Michigan, US

Strangekitty wrote:
Technically you always look younger in photographs.

(you're totally not getting a serious answer here)

Alright. But still, thank you for those who gave me some good advice.

Dec 12 12 05:42 pm Link

Photographer

Eastfist

Posts: 3544

Green Bay, Wisconsin, US

Dress like a young girl trying to dress like an older woman.  You might have to act like it too.

Dec 12 12 05:48 pm Link

Photographer

Marc Damon

Posts: 6562

Biloxi, Mississippi, US

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_RhoiX9HEM_o/S6vsK-UFX3I/AAAAAAAABOE/6cYKP90Z2xI/s1600/back-to-the-future.jpg

Dec 12 12 05:54 pm Link