Part of being a Miss Universe Philippines candidate is to have a personality that shines as bright as the sun. Indeed, this is a trait present in beauty queen and Top 30 finalist Victoria Velasquez Vincent. Known for her intelligence, charm, and undeniably svelte physique, she’s definitely a name to look out for in the upcoming pageant.
With her Masters Degree in Architecture and Heritage Conservation, she highly values our natural tourist attractions. Since she has a knack for photography, this beauty is definitely one you can rely on for picture-perfect pose ideas against scenic locations. Plus, she loves a flattering bikini, too!
If you want your swimsuit-clad beach or travel OOTDs to look breathtakingly beautiful, look no further than Victoria’s Instagram account. Here, we round-up all the breathtaking poses and camera angles you can cop from this year’s Miss Cavite.
8 Ways To Take Gorgeous Swimsuit OOTDs, According to Victoria Velasquez Vincent
1. Don’t Be Afraid to Get in the Water
What better way to show off the scenic spot you’re in than to put yourself literally in the middle of it? Taking swimsuit OOTDs while submerged in crystal-clear water is definitely a brilliant way to get the best of both worlds—a good OOTD photo and a beautiful sight for your feed, too! Just take a look at how Victoria picked the perfect location and poses to show off her stature and the picturesque scenery as well!
2. Stretch Your Body on Location
Perfect for tall gals like VVV, this pose is a great way to show off your silhouette on the shore. You can either lay on your back or on your stomach! As seen on Victoria, we know we can do this with both printed and monochromatic swimsuits!
3. Maximize the Shot with Your Accessories!
To really make your outfit pop, accessories are key. When on vacation, it’s a great way to up the vibe in photos, too! Add sarongs, shades, woven bags, and straw hats to your OOTDs to give your look character and texture. You can either wear these accessories or use them as props to make your photo more dynamic, too.
4. Run Towards the Camera
If you want to look taller in photos, a foolproof way to do so is to extend one leg forward and keep your camera angle low. But this could look too staged, so running or walking makes you look more relaxed and candid. This is the perfect pose to do at the beach when the light is right and your background is beautiful.
5. You Can Never Go Wrong with Low-Angled Photos
Put yourself in the middle of the shot for a balanced photo. (Think about the rule of thirds!) This gives focus on both you and the scenery behind you, while a low-angle will elongate your body no matter what cropping you choose.
6. Don’t Waste a Good Background with the Wrong Cropping
Calling all adventure seekers! As you swing by to make a splash, stop and take a photo to capture the picturesque background. Tip: If your background is Instagrammable, be sure your photo captures it in totality. To help you out, set up the grid function on your professional cam or phone camera to make sure all elements are balanced.
7. Accentuate Your Waist by Raising Your Hands
Having your arms up in a photo would most immediately draw attention to the upper part of your body. This is why along with this pose, it is advisable for one to angle it with high head room for the background to be seen too! Lifting your arms also shows off your figure more and zeroes in on your waist, too!
8. Choose Underwater Photography for a Cinematic Shot
If you want a photo that will make your friends and followers’ jaws drop, be sure to take an underwater shot when you go diving or snorkeling. Whether or not marine life shares the same frame with you, we’re sure your silhouette under the sea will make a picturesque shot.