Here's some advice for those older folks (rhetorical, of course) who find themselves in a position to be photographed: 1. Always opt for backlighting; never submit to fluorescent overhead lighting. 2. Don't wear voluminous clothing that makes you appear somewhat larger than you actually are. 3. Avoid being photographed next to someone younger, thinner or cuter than you are; and NEVER all three. 4. Practice posing until you have achieved an insouciant look that will be flattering in any photos taken. As you can see here, my friend Rob (left) has mastered items 2, 3 and 4. And the elderly gentleman on the right has not.