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Posted on May 7, 2012

Instantly Become More Photogenic with One Simple Gesture

Instantly Become More Photogenic with One Simple Gesture

After years of experience on Facebook, it came to me once an observation that people (especially girls) tend to have a specific pose or gesture that glues throughout all their pictures. Is it insecurity, or the simple belief that this is the best way to look good?

We all tend to have this. Why settle for a pose when you know it won’t be your best shot? It’s some people’s aspiration to have their tagged pictures as potential profile pictures, but that’s taking it to the extremes and frankly nobody wants to offer you a photo shoot at every event or gathering.

So let’s make every picture worth it. Enough with the double chins, the weird looks, the goofy gestures in awkward situations. Here’s how you pave your own way to become as ridiculously photogenic as this guy:

The key, preached by New York headshot photographer Peter Hurley, is to stretch out your forehead forward and lower it a tiny bit. This simple gesture would ALMOST ALWAYS give you better chances of scoring awesome pics that would make you jizz your own pants, or better yet, make others do. The secret in this lies in the jaw bone that determines the form of our face and hides some of the extra skin under the chin. It is tremendous how different pictures can be taken and perceived, especially if when laughing. People tend to laugh and pull their face backward, leaving tons of double chin marks and loss of jaw bone accentuation.

Peter also notes that if you’re taking side photos, tilt your forefront shoulder a bit lower, and tilt your ear towards the camera as if you’re eager to listen to something. DON’T exaggerate it, of course! You don’t want to reveal the secret to your awesome success, especially when you look ridiculous when you’re doing it wrong.

Check his 15-minute video for a total breakdown of the topic. Trust me, you’ll enjoy it.


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