So, looks like this week we will be back to the highly anticipated (she said, sarcastically) lockdown 2 in the UK from Thursday. It’s meant to last a month, but it’s 2020 so who knows at this point… Regardless, we want to look at the positives. Sure, we won’t be able to go out to fun places for a little bit, but you know what you can do with this time? You can really own your thirst trapping aesthetic! That’s right, what better time to show off how great you are and let people see what they’re missing? For those who aren’t in the know, a thirst trap is a picture of you looking your hottest on social media, to either show that you’re looking fine in general or for someone specific to see how you’re looking and hit you up in the DMs. So, with that in mind, here are 4 tips for taking the perfect thirst trap…
Now, for the perfect thirst trap, natural light is the best. Let’s be honest, you can’t go wrong with the sun streaming through your windows. However, it’s November. The days are shorter and we know sunlight is in short supply, so the lighting you go for is essential. Definitely try and incorporate shadow into your shots, it can make for some fire looks and contrast. A lot of people recommend before noon to take your photos and definitely use windows to help out with the shadow part.
Yes, you’re the central part of the thirst trap, but
you don’t want people to be taken out of the
experience of your fabulousness because they
can see a pile of your laundry in the
Well. Yes, you’re the central part of the thirst trap, but you don’t want people to be taken out of the experience of your fabulousness because they can see a pile of your laundry in the background, right? If you really want to be the focal point, go for a minimal backdrop. You can play around with mirrors too, just make sure your mirror is clean! If you want to make it artsy, you can add some props. Disclaimer: a thirst trap isn’t just pictures of people in their underwear. It can be anything, as long as you feel sexy and comfortable. You can add some books in there for an ‘intellectual, but sexy vibe’ for example. Or even have your props strategically placed if you’re going for a risqué shot. If you want, add some of your best thirst traps to your CLiKD profile.
Knowing your angles is everything. You might find that an over the shoulder shot is your thing. Maybe you’ll be surprised by how you look if you take the shot from below. We recommend experimenting with a range of poses and angles. Think about what you want to accentuate. You might not be a fan of certain body parts (I think we can all relate to that) but you could discover a new found love for your body through thirst trapping. A good tip is to have a look at some thirst traps that are already out there. Don’t feel limited by body type, gender or race, you can learn from any and all thirst traps!
If you don’t like an image or you’re not ready for
other people to see it, you don’t have to post it
or show it to anyone.
The key with thirst trapping is to not feel pressure to go beyond what you’re comfortable with. If you don’t like an image or you’re not ready for other people to see it, you don’t have to post it or show it to anyone. As much as it’ll be posted on social media, it’s all about you and how you’re feeling about yourself. Don’t let anyone make you forget that it’s all about your confidence and how it can be a form of self-care.
So, there you have it! 4 tips for taking the perfect thirst trip. No, go forth and showcase whatever side to you that you want the people to see!