Thursday, October 18, 2007
Gretta's Got It: Photog
If you're never happy with the way your picture comes out, listen up. We have some tips that will have you shining like a star in your next snapshot. Gretta's got it!
WSVN -- Gretta Monahan: "How many times have you looked through your photos and hated your picture. Well that's all about to change."
Gretta Monahan: "So we're meeting with my pal Peter from Red Eye Productions because he's taken more than his fair share of celebs."
Gretta Monahan: "So Peter, they always look perfect. I can't take pictures like that. What are the secrets?"
Peter Richardson: "Well celebrity or not, it doesn't really make a difference. It's all about that attitude that you project."
Peter Richardson: "Put your hands in your pocket standing up straight and your shoulders are back, then your photos is going to come out looking better."
Gretta Monahan: "Are women ever happy with their photo's?"
Peter Richardson: "No, I have yet to take a photo of a woman, and have her say after the first photo that she likes it."
Peter Richardson: "A tip for guys. A lot of guys will confront the camera. Kind of put their head up as if they're too cool. Guys have to remember to put their head down, their chin down. You don't want to be seeing up people's noses."
Gretta Monahan: "Keep in mind, these tips aren't just for when you are in front of the camera."
Gretta Monahan: "What are the best tips to get the best shots?"
Peter Richardson: "Don't be afraid to fill up the frame."
Peter Richardson: "Don't leave too much space between people."
Peter Richardson: "Cozy up and pretend like you like the person."
Peter Richardson: "Also, It's a digital camera. You can take a hundred photos. Throw away 98 but you'll have two that are perfect photos."
Gretta Monahan: "The waddle, double chins. How do you make sure that doesn't happen to you?"
Peter Richardson: "He or she has to be sure to be shooting straight on or a little down. Anything coming up is not going to be flattering."
Gretta Monahan: "Some of the celebs that always have great pictures seem to have perfected certain poses. Is that my imagination?"
Peter Richardson: "No, they've definitely perfected some poses."
Gretta Monahan: "What position do you think is typically more flattering for men and women?"
Peter Richardson: "You have to have a slight turn in your body. That is definitely more flattering."
Peter Richardson: "You're showing a little back which is always a little sexy for women. Especially, if you're wearing something that has no back at all."
Peter Richardson: "So, why don't we try the over the shoulder?"
Gretta Monahan: "Really, I'm so nervous."
Peter Richardson: "You may feel awkward, but the camera doesn't view it awkwardly."
Gretta Monahan: "I admit it. It does feel weird to pose, but the proof is in the perfect picture. I'm Gretta for Gretta's Got It."