EDUCATION To smize, you must respect the smize.
HISTORY OF THE SMIZE• Coined by supermodel Tyra Banks ▸ 13th cycle of ANTM• “Smiling with your eyes” ▸ Basically, if you can cover the rest of your face, we can FEEL YOUR SOUL through your eyes. ▸ Look INTENSE, yet approachable
BONUS LESSONS “BOSSONS” Turns out, there’s only 1 slide worth of Smize education.
HOW TO POSE: A BRIEF LESSON.• Why Steph?• Some call me an “expert”…
HOW TO POSE: A BRIEF LESSON.• Others call me VAIN. ▸ Btwn 03/2010 – 04/2011, I have over 1990 pictures of myself ▸ Not including those in Facebook
HOW TO POSE: LESSON 2 – MOVE THEM ARMS, GIRL• This tragedy…taken so many victims.• No one likes squished arms. ▸ So much fat.• But srsly, don’t put your arms to your side. ▸ Have arms around friends ▸ Use props (e.g. the drink in your hand) ▸ Anything BUT flat on your side
HOW TO POSE: LESSON 2 – MOVE THEM ARMS, GIRL▸ But you know how now ALL girls do the whole hand-on-their-waist & it’s kinda annoying?
HOW TO POSE: LESSON 2 – MOVE THEM ARMS, GIRL▸ Do it subtly to not make so annoying.
HOW TO POSE: RULE 3 – YOUR HANDS ARE YOUR FRANDS
HOW TO POSE: RULE 4 – FIND YOUR GO-TO SIDE• Look at your pictures. Do you like some more than others? ▸ Probably because you’re facing one side versus another.• Look in a mirror ▸ What side do you like better? ▸ That’s your good side.▸ I will go through great lengths to get to my good side. ▸ Rearrange pictures ▸ NOT be facing my frands ▸ It doesn’t matter, I LOOK GOOD.
HOW TO POSE: RULE 5 – ANGLES & LIGHTING• Lighting ▸ Natural is best (in the morning, an hour before sunset). Noon / afternoon are the worst (harsh shadows) ▸ Artificial lighting? Use your camera’s white balance to change it or else you’ll be blue or orange ▸ Dark lighting can be ROMANTIC & SEXY, but make sure you have a steady hand or use a tripod if not using flash. So much blurry.▸ Angles ▸ If you tilt your body slightly, you will look A LOT thinner. ▸ Did you go on a diet? NO. You tilted your body. ▸ Slightly angling your face will do the same ▸ Did your face go on a diet? NO. But maybe it wouldn’t hurt.
BOSSONS ON POSING “BOPOSSONS” There clearly weren’t enough pictures of me in this deck
HOW TO POSE: BONUS RULE 6 – THE INEXPLICABLE HEAD TILT No reason ever founded. I am just AZN.
HOW TO SMIZE: COMMANDMENTS• Thou shalt not blink.• Thou shalt not laugh.• Thou shalt not breathe.• Thou shalt not miss any photo opportunity. ▸ Please refer to Steph’s persistence in photo.• Thou shalt not let lack of face interfere. ▸ Please refer to Caro’s persistence in photo.
BUT WAIT.IS SMIZING JUST NOT FOR YOU? There’s an app for that.