It’s a serious skill, here are some of the things I’ve learned in my years of study:
- Natural light is best. Window-lit booty glows.
- Check to make sure there are no weird shadows interfering with your light, take a few test shots and look at them to see what you need to adjust.
- Arch your back for photos that feature your butt.
- Don’t squeeze or tense your booty when you’re taking butt pics, relax your leg and butt muscles.
- I take most of my butt pics myself. I either arch my back and reach around behind me, or I set up the auto-timer on my camera, keeping the camera lower than my waist level.
- Most butt pics fall flat (HA!) because they’re taken from above the butt. Take the photo from below the butt. Like you’re looking up at that glorious booty. It’s super flattering and accentuates curves.
- When I take photos of other people’s cute butt’s I get on my knees, and it’s not just to worship that sweet ass. Work that angle.
- Bums look different when your legs are together and when they are apart. Also when you’re standing, leaning or bending over. Experiment with different variations and take note of what works well for your butt.
- Underwear, lingerie and other clothes can make a butt pic even more interesting, and can hide any tattoos or parts you don’t want exposed. Pants pulled down, skirts pulled up, towels and bed sheets can all add context to a photo.
- Garter belts frame an ass perfectly. Every time.
- All butts are good butts. Like sunsets and puppies your butt is beautiful, but that beauty can sometimes be hard to capture with a camera.
- Like most other things, you get better at butt photography the more often you practice, so put on some music that makes you feel sexy and document that booty.
Saving this butt pic cheat sheet forever.