Strike A Pose

Hello Bacchus Blog readers! Happy Saturday!

Today, Tuki opens the bar early and brings his special version of Aloha to the place. Join him for an early morning drink or two. If you're up for it, head over to Kapiolani Park and take in an HIGFFL game (they start at 10:30 and 12:30, but come by any time). Bacchus is represented on Team Mimosa- the sideline crew that keeps refreshments pouring for the players and spectators, Later in the afternoon, meet up with Andrew and challenge him to make you a Manhattan or Old Fashioned. Malcolm and Brett will be tending bar later and Chris and Shane will be making sure all is well as DJ Takai brings the beats to the bar.

And, as most Bacchus customers know: when you're there, look around, and strike a pose. You might be photographed.

Unless you’re a professional model, odds are that most of the photos you're in are fun, casual shots with friends.

Do you think he's trying to be sexy? Doesn't matter! He is! As much you think “posing” for these types of pictures will make you look better, the fact remains that loosing up and having a little fun will almost always make for a more flattering snap. Since you’re not trying as hard, there will be less room for error.

Smiling is a tricky thing when it comes to photos. Too big, and you look silly, but none at all can make you look broody or angry like this guy in his flowery swim trunks (above). The solution? The ‘natural’ smile you so often do when the camera’s not on you.

Smiling too wide on purpose will cause your face to tense up, your eyes to squint, and your cheeks to puff out, which aren’t the benchmarks of an attractive photo. Instead, take a beat to relax your face and open your mouth  slightly, so that your lower lip matches the curve of your upper teeth. This is universally flattering, and allows you to decide how much teeth you want to show. Not a fan of smiling with teeth? Learn to smize (smile with your eyes, a trivial tip for the non-Tyra followers).

Come to Bacchus today for booze, music and fun. If someone wants to take your photo, smile!

There's never a cover charge and it's always a good time.

photography by blake ballard