Since Instagram, Tumblr and such related sites came out, photography became the hobby for people who have no idea about actual photography. Photography is actually a form of art, and not a game as it has became right now. Below I will mention 10 things girls should avoid doing when they make an attempt to take a picture.
(In alphabetical order)
1) Bed hair
I guess nobody wants to see a picture with messed up bed hair. So before taking a picture keep in mind to have your hair fixed.
2) Black & White
Whilst black and white pictures can be nice and artistic indeed, a girl who posts a picture in black and white gives me the impression she has a pseudo-artistic personality, since chances are she has no idea about photography in general . So better avoid it.
3) Eyes Looking Away From The Camera
Technically it might not be unattractive in any way, yet the point of taking a picture of yourself, is to have your eyes focused on the camera. Otherwise it looks pseudo-artistic as well for some reason.
Not only glasses makes you less attractive (in my opinion at least), but they are a bad option for another reason as well. Glasses can change someone's face, so in other words we don't see your actual face. It's not a big deal to take them off, for the sake of a picture. Also AVOID wearing them in order to give an impression of a "smart-librarian" girl. Absolutely pretentious.
5) Other People Included
Honestly I don't understand why people do this. Do they want to give us the impression they are social and all? Well since you were supposed to post a picture of yourself, we don't care about other people but you and only YOU. In fact it messes up actual results, since many people (including me) are going to compare your looks with the looks of the other person (especially if the other person is a girl as well). Also in those pictures most people tend to act really goofy and stupid unfortunately, I've noticed.
Actually I've noticed this thing has became a trend more or less. Personally I don't approve. In my opinion it makes a girl looking way more immature than she is. Like a 10 year old girl playing with her dog. So if you want to be taken seriously avoid any pets, they don't make you look cute if in case you thought so.
7) Quotes and captions
I never liked them and I always considered them pretentious. Please don't do it otherwise for me you're nothing more than a pseudo-intellectual. Nobody cares about those quotes I guess. Also those captions which include small phrases which are often a reference to what you are doing at the moment (example "Going To Work"). Like who cares?
8. Smiling (In certain cases)
A smile can be decent, if it's not a silly one. But, if in case you wear braces or happen to have larger gums than teeth or "British" teeth then better avoid smiling, or just smile without showing off your teeth. I doubt most people will ignore this detail, so it won't work to your favor.
9) Snapchat Filters
Just AVOID them. Not only they totally destroy your picture, but they make you look less mature than a baby. And I never understood their meaning at all personally. Recently I discovered that the phrase "Puking Rainbows" comes from the Snapchat filter I posted above. Just weird.
10) Stupid Facial Expressions/Hand Gestures
Yes, the notoriously annoying duckface. And not only duckface...Sticking out tongue, popping eyes out, victory sign. Avoid them. Even worse if you combine stupid facial expressions and Snapchat filters...well I'd rather not know you. It would be nice if every girl on this planet how stupid it is.