Awkward arms and legs, weird facial expressions, and looking very “laspag”. After seeing so many unflattering race photos being posted on Facebook, enough is enough. It’s about time you take control and master a few tricks on how to look calm, poised, and relaxed in all your race photos!
How to Look Great in your Race Photos
1. Know where the Photographers Are
Knowledge is power. Be on the lookout for the locations of the race photographers so you will never be caught off guard. Once you see them pointing their lenses at you, strike a pose and give them a great shot.
Community and Volunteer photographers from Pinoy Fitness, Running Photographers, Tara Trip Tayo, Flat Ironman, We Run for Good Health normally wear their respective uniforms, try to spot them and strike a pose.
2. Tame your Hair
Windblown hair all over your face can be very unflattering. Wear a cute cap over your ponytail or if you have super long locks, braid it before a race to give your look more attitude! P.S. If you have a tendency to squint your eyes due to the sun, wear a pair of shades as well.
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3. Stomach in, Shoulders back, Chin out
Mastering a good running form not only makes you a better runner, it also helps you look great in pictures. Keep your shoulders back and your arms at 90 degree angles. Look ahead, and not at your watch or your feet.
4. Don’t Forget to Smile!
Sure, you may want to have your game face, serious racer look on, but the truth is everyone looks better when they’re smiling. Even when you feel that your legs are about to buckle or you’re seriously tired, flash that smile for the photographers to capture.
5. Work on your Finish Line Shot
Whether it’s raising your hands up high, flashing a thumbs-up sign, doing a handstand, or just a fist pump, practice a few finish line poses and choose what you like best. Make sure they’re Instagram and profile picture-ready!
Here are some Finish-Line Poses to inspire you: Top 8 Finish Line Poses at Tri United 4
6. Wear something Bright
Reality is, photographers can’t capture everyone, especially in large races. Try to wear something bright on race day, like our Pinoy Fitness Neon Green Shirt, this can significantly increase your chances of getting a great race photo.
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7. Get your Training and Nutrition Right
At the end of the day, the secret to looking awesome in your race pics is to put in the right amount of training, and to stay properly nourished and hydrated before and during race day. A gorgeous finisher is a strong finisher.
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