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How to Make People Feel Comfortable In Front of a Camera (With Science)

Many people, even those who are usually confident and outgoing, can shrink into themselves in front of a camera. In this video, headshot photographer Peter Hurley teams up with psychologist Anna Rowley to explain how you can overcome that problem.

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Calling the topic Psyphotology—clever—the pair recount during this TEDxCambridge talk how Hurley once even struggled to photograph a self-conscious Miss Universe. By working out exactly where the lack on confidence came from—and it all really stems from a feeling of inadequacy—the pair worked out how to overcome the problem, at least a little. Watch the video to find out how. [YouTube via ISO 1200 via PetaPixel]

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nothingtoseeheresoz
Nothing to See Here!

I just put up with it if I think I look ugly in a picture; if I look like that normally, then there's no point wasting time overthinking it.

Face it, you walk through the street looking like that constantly, hundreds of people see you on a daily basis yet don't mention anything nor care, why does a single pic matter? People are more concerned about the way they're looking to care about your looks.

Just don't overthink it!