It’s a well-known fact in the fashion photography industry that certain cameras will make skinny models look fuller. Actually, a camera can make anyone look up to 10 pounds fatter.
As a fashion photographer, one of the most common things I see is how skinny models become so frustrated with their frame in pictures and wonder if there is something wrong with them. The top models are all very skinny, being very skinny in person and in photos is a must to these models because that is what the job requires.
Models want to look as skinny as possible in every shot because skinny models have an advantage over other models, since being skinny is always in demand and thus they are more likely to get hired by powerful fashion houses, get famous or skyrocket their salaries.
However, looking as skinny as possible is not always attainable and it has everything to do with the lens. While some lenses can make you appear thinner others can make you look fatter and it all has to do with the focal length, barrel distortion and other effects of the camera.