Here’s a guideline to show you the difference between a good photo and a bad photo. Follow these steps and work the camera to embrace your transformation in style.
It may be daunting at first but I promise it will be so worthwhile when you look back at the beginning of your journey and witness the amazing progress that YOU achieved.
So get snapping and don’t forget to hashtag #thef1coach
Background – Stand in front of a neutral colour background, preferably white to avoid distractions and acquire a consistent contrast.
Lighting – Bright or natural lighting, not mixing natural lighting with artificial lighting to avoid uneven shadows.
Quality – Use a good quality camera to obtain the clearest shots (preferably the same camera every time).
Alignment – Align yourself in the middle of the photo, be close enough to fit your whole body in the shot.
Angles – Take a photo of your front profile, both side profiles and your back profile.
Posture – Stand tall with your legs shoulder width a part, your hands straight by your side and your head looking forward in all profiles…oh and smile. ????
Clothing – Try and wear the same clothes in all progress photos to notice transformations easier.
Time – Take the progress photos at the same time of the day each time.
Background – Standing in front of a dark or busy wall and distracting the main focus of the photo.
Lighting – Shadows, dark and uneven lighting.
Quality – Bad quality photos. Unclear, pixelated and different camera used between photos.
Alignment – Body isn’t in the middle of the photo or cropped out.
Angles – Photos taken inconsistently, some shots taken closer than others.
Posture – Back arched, shoulders and head slouched and feet close together.
Clothing – Wearing baggy or loose clothing, detracting you from noticing changes.
Time – Taking photos in the morning and then in the evening, setting an inconsistent bar depending if you’ve trained that day, as well as what you’ve eaten that day.