We talk a lot on this site about how to take the perfect pic, and by now youve probably mastered this very important life skill. You know who hasnt mastered it, though? Every guy ever, minus the gays. Its not really their fault. Most guys are so overly comfortable with themselves that theyve never had a care about photos in their life. Its just not something theyre taught. Have you ever seen a bro use skinny arm? Fuck no. A guy will flash a full-on dad bod and think he looks like Channing Tatum. They also dont post photos as much, and when they do, they often rely on us to make them look good, which I meannnn, isnt a terrible strategy, but still, work with us here. Even the most photogenic betch cant save a photo when the person next to her is a permanent blur.

So what to do about this predicament when we have boyfriends, guy friends guys who want to be our boyfriends, brothers, etc. that wed like to incorporate into our flawless social media aesthetic? Here are some suggestions to help the guys in your life not ruin your amazing pics:

1. Help Them Make Smart Wardrobe Choices

We understand that this is sometimes out of your control, and by no means are we endorsing you texting a fuckboy asking him to wear a certain shade of purple because it complements your eyes. But like if you have that power, and you know its a day when pics will be taken, then by all means. No Instagram filter can get rid of a basketball jersey.

2. Bring Sunglasses

Especially in the summer, this can make or break a picture. Unlike us, most guys havent been trained to stare directly into the sun for optimal lighting purposes, so sunglasses are essential. This also solves the issue of drunk eyes or the plain inability to look normal while sober. When in doubt, sunnies on.

3. If Its A Group Shot, Dont Put All The Guys Together

Because first of all, were not in eighth grade. And second of all, this is just a recipe for disaster. Depending on the crowd theyll either be super stiff and awkward, or worse, striking some “hilarious” poses that will make you want to throw your phone off of the rooftop bar youre on.

4. Physically Pose Them If Theyre Struggling

If a guy is angled directly towards the camera with his hands in the pockets ready to be photographed, then you are morally obligated to intervene and stop that travesty from occurring. He wont take offense and will without a doubt be thanking you later on for the pro tip.

5. Say Something To Make Them Laugh

We all know the power of a good candid and like some other things I can think of, guys are pretty bad at faking them. Even if it elicits only somewhat of a genuine smile, that’s better than the look of genuine pain that’s bound to show up at first.

6. Take A LOT Of Pictures

Its the only way to ensure youll get a decent one. For every 15 photos you’ll probably get one that’s actually useable, so thank your photographer in advance for giving up an hour of their day. 

Keeping all these suggestions in mind, you *should* be able to get a solid picture with even the most camera-shy men in your life. And if not, fuck it. We all know youre still posting it anyway as long as you look skinny, so just throw it up there. At least we can say we tried.

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