Tips for Taking a Licence Photo
Published on 14 January 2014
Does your driving licence photo look like a mug shot? When applying for your driving licence and car insurance, ensure you have a decent photo taken. Here are nine tips for getting a driving licence photo you can be proud of.
- Plan your outfit: Wear a shirt colour that complements your skin tone. To add brightness or conceal your neck, add a tie or a silk scarf.
- Polish your teeth: Whitening your teeth is an easy way to look healthier!
- Prepare your hair: Style your hair so it has great body. If you colour your hair, then time your stylist with taking your photograph.
- Adjust your make-up: Eyes and lips can easily appear washed-out. If you normally wear make-up, you might want to apply it more heavily than usual.
- Fight the shine: People look better in photos when shine is controlled. Bring a pocket-sized mirror and powder or blotting paper. You’ll be able to touch up your skin right before the photo is taken.
- Turn your shoulders: By slightly turning your shoulders away from the camera, you’ll help minimise bulk that’s added in photos.
- Tilt your chin: Hold your chin up at a slight angle. That way, gravity will pull back facial skin and minimise the appearance of wrinkles and jowls.
- Blink first: Before the photographer counts to three, close your eyes for a few seconds. This will help prevent you from blinking during the shot.
- Try again: Ask to see your picture. If you don’t like the photo, the photographer will probably understand and try again.
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