11 Holiday Pic Poses You Probably Didn't Realise Are Strategic
We’ve all been there.
Touched down from a horrendous 14-hour flight, only to find out that three pimples bought a one-way ticket straight to your face.
If that wasn’t enough, while you were doing that annoying thing called WORKING, you never found the time to get your holiday bod in check, and now you’re packing your rashie and six different sarongs.
Is it too much to ask to get some cute model shots and travel pics, so I can look hot AF and make everyone at the office jealous AF?!
We’re all for self-confidence and that ‘love yourself’ bullsh*t, but let’s be real. Some of us don’t look like Beyoncé, but deep down, we ARE Beyoncé, and we just want to let that out.
So sit back and relax, cos we’ve got the hacks, cheats and tips that will make your Instafeed scream 'Wanderlust'...
1. stand the fk away from the camera
If you're not feeling like getting up close and personal with the cam, find a spot in the distance and show off that amazing scenery.
2. never underestimate the power of the ‘look back’ pic
I dont know about y'all, but for some reason the plane's humidy gives us a full face of acne. Simply turn your head during the shot, and you'll be hitting triple digit likes.
3. find the biggest pair of sunglasses ever, like, huge
Everyone knows that a big pair of sunnies can mask anything. So grab your cutest Ray Bans and flaunt it wherever you are.
4. a silhouette shot will get the likes
If the lighting is just right and you manage to blend away from the backdrop, you're sure to give your followers that 'mysterious' vibe.
5. pool props can work wonders
Besides being travel goals, a giant donut or a bright pink flamingo is just the right amount of cute for you to cover that holiday bod you never got to.
6. show us your runway walk (just do it in the opposite direction)
Swipe across to check out 7 of my favourite pics from my Namibia trip with @Landrover!⚡️ This trip was so unique and incomparable to anything I've done before. It was amazing to experience the unique landscapes of Namibia from the drivers seat. Not only did I experience diverse parts of a new country, but I learned new off road driving skills (the best part was cruising down the beach as you may remember from my stories!) We got off the beaten track away from the tourist crowds whilst at the same time staying in luxurious different lodges each night. This trip was fast paced and we saw so much in just one week - the Land Rover experience was truly the best way to see the country and get most out of the time I had. Highlights: ~ N/a'an wildlife sanctuary where we went for a walk with 2 rescued cheetahs! ~ 'Glamping' under the stars in Spitzkoppe, surrounded by an insane Mars like landscape. ~ Quad biking in Swakopmund, home to the famous dunes by the ocean. ~ Sleeping in the middle of the Namib desert for 2 nights where we star gazed with their in house astronomer (we rigged the camera to his telescope to get that moon shot!) ~ Waking up early to walk amongst the Sossusvlei dunes and the dead trees. #LandRoverExperience #Discovery #AdventureTravel #Landrover #Spon 👌🏾
NEVER underestimate a walking shot. They are just the right amount of cute and candid so you're not looking awkward AF.
7. Invest in a wide brimmed hat
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The cowboys had it right. This hat is guaranteed to give you that 'wanderlust', 'adventurer' look and will cost you less than your travel pillow.
8. sit on the edge - of anything
This shot is fool proof. no ones gonna see how ratchet you feel when you're locked in a gaze with some tantalising view. We promise, everyone looks cute sitting down.
9. check your texts mid photo
Ever had that awkward moment where you're taking a photo and you shout 'omg what should I do?!', well here you go. If you're face is looking hella awkward, shoot someone a text and have your photographer work their magic.
10. look at a waterfall, any waterfall
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This pic is guarenteed to have the likes flowing. So if you're not already venturing to a waterfall, find one and just enjoy that killer view.
11. Just fkn flaunt it! You’re still on holiday and everyone else ain't
Honestly, you are a fkn god and you're on holidays. Now is ur time to be extra AF and not give a f*ck about anything and anyone.
Even if you get no pics or twenty, never forget that deep down you are Beyoncé and you deserve every moment of your holiday vibe.
- Jeremy Gonsalves
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