7 Things Crossdressers Must Do Before Taking a Sexy Photo
Crossdressing is an art and a lifestyle. We engage in it not only for fun but also as vitally an important means through which some of us breathe and express ourselves. Even today, crossdressing has become increasingly popular and accepted among the various people group. Because it is true that across the globe there are people who sincerely do not wish to be bound by the dictates of societal expectations.
There are currently many bold men and women who have taken the step to be free to appear as they feel in their hearts and already many more are stepping out of the shadows to join the caravan. These ones have chosen to defy every burdensome norm and dress up in whatever way that shows them as they are. This is why as a crossdresser, a good picture and mastering how to create one is very important.
So, this tutorial is for crossdressers today who wish to celebrate and publicize themselves through photographs. In this three-part series, I will take you through the process of getting a perfect picture. This particular article is to help you prepare. It is important to understand that crossderssers do not merely record themselves; there are techniques we employ to deliver enchanting photos.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Have a good image
When you want to take a photograph after crossdressing, look out for your image. Your appearance can be so gorgeous that even the most anti-crossdressers would applaud your effort.
Look in the mirror before taking the photo. What impression do you think the figure before you would make on the public? Go on to address your make-up, wig style and clothing before taking a photograph.
An appropriate make-up can make it impossible for others to ever differentiate you from a genetic woman. The right make-up products in the correct places can create the wonderful illusion you desire. Begin the make-up process by shaving your beard, as this would give you away if those masculine face hairs are left alone.
After shaving clean, apply powder, moisturizer, and primer before the foundation. You should also apply beard cover from your jaws to your lower neck. Thereafter you can apply the suitable colors of eye shadow, eyeliners, lipstick and ultimately, your pseudo eyelashes. Note that your make-up should be thicker and more exaggerated than usual because more often than not, day-to-day appropriate make-up is barely noticeable when you take a picture.
Style of wig
Even for most genetic women choosing a suitable wig can be a problem how much more crossdressers. The wig style should be appropriate and in trend and should consider the shape of your face, your natural skin tone, and even your natural coloring.
For example, if your head is shaped squarely, avoid wig types that are straight all through or Bob ending at the jawlines because they would give off your square jawbones.
So, do not proceed to buy all your fantasy wigs until you have ascertained the shape of your ear and face. Here is an article that can help you choose a suitable wig.
To crossdress properly, do not go for strapless or thin-strapped dresses because they will reveal your masculine shoulders and chest. If you must wear a strapless dress, keep a blazer or shroud handy.
Whether you wish to wear a dress, gown, skirt e.t.c choose clothing that would fit and adhere to your body lines. These clothing accentuate your ‘feminity’ more than oversized, relaxed clothes.
Also, have darker-colored clothing than bright-colored ones. Dark colors are more forgiving of your masculinity and would better help conceal any leftover manly features than loud colors.
However, if you feel like it, put on some lingerie. This could work perfectly.
2. Get good lighting
Lighting is one of the key variables in creating a beautiful photograph. It dictates the brightness of the photo and the atmosphere, harmony, and general mood of the picture. Hence, if you desire a captivating, vibrant and colorful photograph, endeavor to manipulate the effect of lighting to your advantage.
You could decide to take your photoshoot at your home or outside your home. In-house shoots are usually the choice of most crossdressers as they afford privacy, but they have the disadvantage of eliminating creativity. Outdoor shots, however, allow diverse background options, more light but do not guarantee privacy. Ensure to face the light source if you are having an indoor shot. The windows should be left open or you could get white electrical bulbs for better illumination.
When shooting outdoor, I’ll advise that you shoot on cloudy days, and if the sun is out in full strength go for a shade to prevent too much light exposure.
3. Consider the background
Taking a shot in a background that competes with you for attention would be detrimental to the aim of your wonderful crossdressing effort. The background you intend to use for your photo shot matters, and besides competing for attention with you, it can have a major impact on the composition of your photo.
A distracting background generally gives you off as an amateur, so you could utilize contrasting backgrounds or plain simple ones to focus on your image. An effective background will be a plus to your picture as it will give additional information about you while unimaginably enhancing your content. For an effective background, pick solid and plain colors. A white background could do wonders if you intend to get just a headshot, and with low lighting, nothing beats a black background. It is also always a good idea to shoot with textures as your background or have a blurred-out natural background.
4. Purchase the needed tools
Prepare purchase accessories you need like purses, fans, bras, flowers, waist clinchers e.t c. Then you could get equipment like; a selfie stick, a camera with self-timer and a tripod stand. Using the selfie stick you could take fabulous photographs of yourself from different angles. Also, if you get a self-timed camera and a tripod you would not have to worry about a ‘third party’s help’.
The importance of these tools cannot be overemphasized. Combining them in your pictures can give you truly amazing results, and in the next article, I will teach you how you can use these props to create beautiful pictures.
5. Find your best angle
The angle and position are the two elements that greatly influence the outcome of your photos. Since they possess the ability to have such a significant impact, varying them ensures that you will be able to get different effects in your photos. This not withstanding the best angle for a photograph is the one that makes you feel most comfortable with your special look. Figure that part out by experimenting with a number of angles.
• 45° shot
In taking this shot, the photographer tilts the camera downward, facing the subject. This shot gives the most description of you and your environment. Because of this fact, you should pick a friendly background before getting this shot.
• Laying on your Back
You could shot a picture of your feminine structures while lying on your back. The picture would appear to have been taken from above.
• Face shot
If you wish to have a face shot, the camera is left facing you without being tilted upward or downward. These pictures appear natural and stable and capture your feminine features most because you happen to see the shot’s focus.
Whatever expression of yourself you wish to obtain, nothing limits you. Do the necessary to look as ladylike as you can and go on to assume any posture you fantasize about. Express your feminity as you will, you don’t have to feel shy, relax.
When taking pictures, you need not look directly at the camera all the time. Looking elsewhere could make you look more charming and sexy. Display your dress, your beautiful face, show the stuff you are made of.
7. Download photo retouching software
Some software applications can help if you seriously intend to pay attention to your looks in the picture. They can help you add more glamour to your pictures while reducing your actual bodily errors to the barest minimum. Some of these applications include;
• Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop is an incredibly dependable enhanced editor that can be used in Windows computers. The app does complicated 3D artwork, preliminary designs, e.t.c. The software has elaborate video and photo editing tools compatible with a multimedia file manager (Adobe Bridge).
This ensures that your files are arranged properly in your electrical device and clears up space for storage by so doing. You could also fix the color levels, add diverse artistic filters to your work, include texture, employ alpha channels, and so on. All these are available to you to ensure an increase in the aesthetic value of your work.
Besides providing an extremely easy and fun way of enhancing your pictures, photoscape also browses through and organizes your pictures. Through its photo editor compartment, it balances and resizes your pictures. It can also print out your photograph if you would have that.
Snapseed users could edit their pictures but swipe on the screen of their Android device. You could also utilize the automatic color and contrast adjustment to get your work done. This app also saves and stores your edited pictures and could redirect you to these if there is a need for them in the future. Some of the unique filters available in this app are; center focus, tilt-shift, drama, grunge, frames and vintage. Using this app, you could also edit raw pictures of yourself.
Here’s an article about the 7 best photo retouching apps for smartphone portrait photos.
The art of crossdressing is a world where some of the most beautiful persons on Earth reside. You too could become better at it. All you have to do is pay attention to all the tips we have mentioned here, and you can be rest assured that your photograph will turn out better than they have ever been.