Has someone ever told you, “You are very photogenic. The camera loves you!”
A term once used to describe someone has now become a competitive division in the pageant world.
Photogenic /ˌfōtəˈjenik/ (noun) a headshot or portrait used to compete in beauty pageants
How are these photos judged?
Photographers must have a keen eye for composition and know what the judges are looking for when taking a photogenic.
#1 You are only able to submit ONE photogenic in competition (at the MOST two if they permit it)
#2 The eyes must be composed above the 50% mark of the image.
#3 THE BABY MUST BE HAPPY AND CHEERFUL. Judges want to see a baby that is full of life. The solemn, pouty look is ok to be submitted in the “portfolio division”, but NOT in the photogenic category.
#4 Judges want to see a colorful images.
Cricket, the first little beauty queen shown below is currently winning, not only in her division, but also winning “Grand Supreme”. In Layman’s terms that means Cricket is winning photogenic in her age group, winning overall in her age group, and winning the overall competition (meaning she is beating girls up to age 18).
Keep up the good work Cricket!