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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.


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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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!