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This article has been viewed 4,, times. Learn more Snapping a few sexy photos of yourself can be a lot of fun and help you feel more beautiful and confident in your skin. Before you start taking those photos, do your hair and makeup, pick out some erotic garments, and set the scene for your photography session.
Try to relax and have fun while you capture some new images of yourself. Tip: If you don't plan on including your face in your photo, then you don't need to worry about doing your makeup. Tip: Take a photo of the area you're planning to use without you in it so you can see what the space really looks like.
Examine the space and make any adjustments to the placement of furniture, clean anything that's dirty, and remove clutter from the frame. Tip: For a sultry look, keep your lips slightly parted so you can gently breathe through them. This will look sexier than keeping them closed. To take erotic photos of yourself, start by finding a good backdrop with flattering lighting.
Try tousling your hair and applying bold makeup to highlight your looks and get you in the mood. When you're ready to take your photos, arch your back and elongate your neck for the most flattering poses. Don't be afraid to take lots of photos in each pose so that you have plenty of images to choose from. If your face is in the photo, remember to keep your expression relaxed! If you want to learn how to set up an area to take your photo, keep reading the article! Did this summary help you? Yes No. Please help us continue to provide you with our trusted how-to guides and videos for free by whitelisting wikiHow on your ad blocker.
Part 1 of All rights reserved. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc. Opt to take an all- or partially-nude photo if you want to show more skin. Being nude isn't a requirement for an erotic photo, but if it's something you'd like to try, then go for it! If you want to take a nude photo but are nervous, try starting out with some clothes on and gradually remove them as you're taking photos to work yourself up to it.
If you are bold you can actually start completely naked! You can pose as much as you want, or simply take a selfie as you get out of the shower.
Be confident and take time to appreciate the beauty of your body—it'll reflect in your photo. Apply makeup to give yourself a more dramatic look. Use a slightly heavier hand than usual to make sure your features stand out in a two-dimensional setting.
For classically sexy, pinup-style makeup, try false eyelashes, black eyeliner, and bright red lipstick. Use foundation to even out your skin tone and cover any blemishes.
Use light eyeliner and mascara to define your eyes, and put on some lipgloss to make your lips look a little more plump.
You can also download a beautification app like Meitu, BeautyCam or another app which includes the makeup feature. Style your hair so it's voluminous and sexy. Tousle your hair for a suggestive bed-head look that implies a recent roll in the hay. Tease already-dry hair with back-combing and hairspray, or you could wash and blow dry your hair, applying a root-lifter or mousse around your scalp.
The tousled look is a great one to emulate for both feminine and masculine styles. If you just want to take a quick selfie to send to someone else, you definitely don't have to take tons of time to get prepared. Just try to tame any flyaway hairs, make sure there is nothing stuck in your teeth, and snap away! Pluck, trim, and shave away stray hairs that you don't want in the photo. This depends entirely on what kind of photo you want to take—if you're focusing mainly on your face, you may not need to shave your legs or trim your bikini line.
Just how plucked you want to be is completely up to you! Decide what makes you feel the best and go with that. For men, having a beard or some facial stubble can be a really sexy look; just make sure you're well-groomed before snapping a photo.
Pick out a few sexy pieces of clothing if you want to wear clothes. A photo can be erotic even when you're clothed and sometimes wearing something sexy can be even more alluring than being in the nude.
If you do decide to wear some sexy garments, remember that the goal is to tease, intrigue, and highlight your best qualities. Just make sure that whatever you choose fits you well and is in good shape. Or put on a tank top that highlights your arm and shoulder muscles. Lingerie like bustiers, negligees, slips, stocking, and garters are all fun options.
Lace bras, push-up bras, and other styles can accentuate your cleavage in a really attractive way. Steer clear of baggy or worn-out underwear. Opt for thongs, boyshorts, or a bikini-cut style. Add a few accessories to your ensemble, like high heels, oversized button-up shirts, men's ties, long necklaces, scarves, glasses, or whatever else strikes your fancy.
Part 2 of Get creative with the location and think outside the box. Don't feel like you have to restrict your photo location to the bedroom or bathroom though you can get some great shots while laying in bed or coming out of the shower. Using a couch or plush chair or posing against a plain wall can produce some great pictures, especially if the lighting is right.
Just find a nice backdrop and pose while you snap a selfie. Remove distractions and clutter from the background of the photo. Make sure you're the star of the photo by removing any distractions from the area where you plan to take your shots. Remove clutter, get rid of any loud wall hangings, and clear out anything else that doesn't fit the look you want. If you're in the bathroom, clear off the counter completely and remove any wet towels that might be hanging up. Clean the mirror if you're planning to use it in your photo. A lot of erotic photos utilize a mirror so that you can capture certain angles, and an otherwise beautiful photo can be made less so if the mirror is covered in spots and streaks.
Take a few minutes to wipe down the mirror with glass cleaner and a lint-free towel so that your photos will be literally spotless. Whether you're using an actual camera or the camera function on your phone, a grimy lens can really affect the quality of your photos. Opt for natural lighting when you can for the most alluring photos. Sunlight is the best light to use to take photos of yourself because it softens you and makes you look more natural. So while it may seem counterintuitive, schedule your erotic-photo session for midday if you can.
Open up the blinds to let in natural light; just be careful if there are people outside that they can't see you, especially if you're nude. If the glare is too strong, throw a sheer scarf over the lamp to mute its brightness. Part 3 of Get familiar with your camera's timer and settings. If you're taking photos of yourself, chances are you're using your phone's camera function. But regardless of whether you're using your phone or an actual camera, knowing how to set a delay and how to change the focus will make your photo-taking experience a lot simpler.
Most phone cameras have filters you can apply to your photos, which can be a fun way to quickly edit a photo before you send it off to someone. Some social media apps have fun filters that you can use when taking your sexy selfies. Check out Instagram and Snapchat to try out their photo-altering filters to see if there's one you like. Ensure that you'll have privacy while you're taking your erotic photos.
If you live with other people, try to pick a time when you know you'll have the place to yourself. If you're alone, you won't have to worry about being interrupted, and you'll be able to relax and enjoy yourself more. If you can't be in a totally empty home, then make sure to lock your bedroom door before you start snapping those erotic photos.