Double chin is not exclusive to people with excessive body fat, as this phenomenon can occur whenever the head is tilted downward.
The way to avoid it is quite intuitive, just lift the head up. Alternatively, you can slightly stretch the neck forward, which can be understood as consciously moving the chin forward or lifting it up.
This can be observed from the majority of selfie poses on social media platforms where internet celebrities usually tilt the camera angle downwards, while looking upwards, naturally lifting their heads. By leveraging the angle and focus of the camera lens, they can eliminate double chins and also enhance their facial features.
Post-production can certainly handle it, but if we can avoid potential issues during filming through angles and movements, we don’t have to spend additional time on post-production. Furthermore, post-processing may not be easy or yield desirable results, which applies to both phone and camera photography.
When asked to take photos, I will still follow the pre-shooting guidelines and avoid interfering with or adjusting the established conditions. However, depending on the different on-site situations, time constraints, or uninterrupted processes, the photos may still undergo post-production.
Briefly mention the post-processing aspect of how I handle double chin. It is more challenging on the front view compared to the side view, and it is also more difficult when there is a collar on the neck compared to when there is none. Apart from the final liquidation process on the chin, another focal point is the shadow treatment.
Please observe the shadow below the chin (jawline) in selfies or past photos to determine if you have a double chin.
The appearance of a double chin shadow is discontinuous, wide, and has rounded edges, so post-processing involves handling the shadow part in the opposite direction. In simple terms, it means dealing with the shadow. We won’t go into detail about the more complex processing steps.
Liquefaction makes the double chin transition into a smooth jawline that blends in with the throat more easily compared to dealing with shadows.
In conclusion, next time when getting photographed or taking a selfie, remember to move your head to capture a more flattering shot.