To be honest, when I started working on this post I had all intentions of making it about pixie haircuts. In particular, I thought I’d show off my new ‘do and how it suits my face. However, the only photo that looked somewhat decent was this one…
And, I think that we can all agree that this picture has little FACE in it.
The problem is, I’m not very photogenic. Point a camera at me and I either start clowning around, or I try to look nice…which invariably causes the person behind the camera (these days, it’s my husband) to look up in exasperation and say, “Don’t make faces!” (You can imagine what that does for my confidence level.)
So after taking 54 self-timed portraits and coming up with nothing (except for the “glamour” shot above), I Googled “How to Look More Photogenic” and came up with this interesting video on the Huffington Post by New York based Photographer Peter Hurley.
I actually watched all 15 minutes while practicing my “squinch.” Now of course the light outside is too dark for me to see if this new technique improves my photographs. But I’m hopeful. Watch out, Elite Model… here I come!