Tip for better Portraits: Squint your Eyes!


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If somebody looks good on photos, we like to say she or he is photogenic. We blame it on charisma, which is a mysterious concept that cannot be quantified. If portrait-photographer Peter Hurley , who only recently published his second video-tutorial on the topic, is to be believed, good portraits aren’t magic but a precise science. His first video, which went viral, was dedicated to the jaw line. His second video primarily deals with eyes and how one can seem much more confident by gently squinching one’s eyes shut.

http://vimeo.com/35732667

After having read some extremely critical comments in relation to this video, I did some research. Supermodels like Tyra Banks fall back on a similar technique, when asked to look confident and fearless. Miss Banks calls it her “fierce look” or “smizing”. This is what it looks like:

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