“Squinching” Peter Hurley’s Tip for Looking Photogenic

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A professional head shot photographer like Peter Hurley, who's spent a decade looking at faces through the eyepiece of a camera, knows the best way to arrange his subject's body pose, head angle and tilt to make them look their best.

Well, in this article from Petapixel, Peter Hurley Shares His ‘Most Incredible Tip for Looking Photogenic’: Squinching, Hurley focuses on something everyone can do with their eyes to take their pictures up to a whole new level of coolness – a technique Hurley calls “squinching”.

Watch the video from start to finish and you too will be able to go to a mirror and practice how to, from now on, project confidence, intensity, and hipness-osity in pictures. – and to banish the “deer in the headlights” look forever.

“Squinching” Peter Hurley's Tip for Looking Photogenic

From PetaPixel:

Back in February of 2012, portraitist Peter Hurley shared an awesome tutorial that showed how to accentuate your subject’s jawline in portraits and instantly make them look much more photogenic. That video went insanely viral amongst photographers, and now, Hurley has finally released a followup in which he shares what he calls “his most incredible tip for looking photogenic.”

The first video was called “It’s all about the Jaw.” This one is called “It’s all about the Squinch.” Okay, so we all know what a Jaw is, but what the heck is Squinching!?

Squinching is a term Hurley made up (although it’s actually in the dictionary…), and for him it describes the action of squinting your eyes in such a way as to portray confidence and self-assurance as opposed to the fear and uncertainty that you project when you stare wide-eyed at the camera.

Read the full post on PetaPixel's article: Peter Hurley Shares His ‘Most Incredible Tip for Looking Photogenic’: Squinching

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