Video: How to look good in pictures (starring Look-A-Like photog Richard Sibbald!)

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If you’re anything like me, you could probably use a little help in the photo department. And by that I don’t mean TAKING photos. I mean looking GREAT in them.

I always cringe when that Moment of Truth comes—when iPhoto boots up and shows you the cold, hard truth…er, the photos you’ve just uploaded. I either look (a) like a deer in headlights, (b) awkward, (c) hippy, or (d) all of the above. Which is why I’m still using a headshot from 2007. (Is that the journalistic equivalent of those creepy online daters you hear about, who post photos that obviously date back to their pre-beer belly, pre-receding hairline years? I hope not.)

Anyway! I vow that I’m NEVER going to take a bad photo again if I can help it, thanks to these tips from Look-A-Like photographer Richard Sibbald. He shared these with me back in August when I visited the set (if you missed it, check out this post for tips from his costar Paul Venoit on how to do pin-up girl makeup).

Trust me—these are REALLY GOOD TIPS and you will use them FOR LIFE. (Mr. Sibbald is also easy on the eyes, no? Maybe it’s just me—I like that little eye-narrowing thing he had going on here.) Check it out:


Wednesday, October 21/2009 at 9:55 pm

NICE! Great tips!


Thursday, October 22/2009 at 1:41 pm

Great tips! I hate the way I look in pictures & that’s probably why I haven’t posted any on my blog (that & not comfortable yet). Upon meeting someone for the 1st time they said to me, “wow! Pictures don’t do you justice! You look nothing like your pictures, much better in real life.” Um ok thanks I guess. But I want to look in pics too:( Will try these tips.Thanks!


Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Thursday, October 22/2009 at 5:27 pm

I know what you mean Monica! Sadly, most of my favourite pics of myself are from times when I’ve had a bit too much to drink… I guess that’s one way of looking relaxed in pictures! :-)


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