USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS.

#10 CONFIDENCE COMES FROM THE EYES.

Let’s take a moment to digest this game-changing fact.

Tyra Banks coined the neologism ‘smize’ on America’s Top Model in 2009, meaning ‘to smile with your eyes’.

Peter Hurley the New York City headshot master invented ‘the squinch’ technique to illustrate the importance of this to a successful headshot session.

Appearing confident and approachable are the two essential elements of a successful headshot.

So, how do you squinch?

It’s easy.

You work your bottom eyelid by lifting and tightening it a little.

That’s it!

You’re not squinting though. Squinting is working both top and bottom eyelids. We can bring the top eyelid down a tiny little bit, but we don’t want you to squint, that’s going to make you look confused or short-sighted, but bringing that bottom eyelid up just a little is going to make you appear confident. It’s one small action that yields BIG dividends.

You will have to practise this, just a little, but you’ll pick it up in no time at all.

Try it in the mirror before your headshot session.

Here’s a fantastic video of Peter Hurley demonstrating his trademark squinch.

QUICK LINKS

**USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS FOR MEN #1 TRIM YOUR NOSE HAIR**

**USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS FOR MEN #2 GET YOUR HAIR CUT A FULL WEEK BEFORE THE SHOOT.**

**USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS FOR MEN #3 MOISTURISE YOUR SKIN!**

**USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS #4 DRINK A GALLON OF WATER EVERY DAY!**

**USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS #5 WEAR YOUR FAVOURITE FRAGRANCE!**

**USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS #6 LAY OFF THE BOOZE!**

**USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS #7 WORK WITH YOUR BEST SIDE**

**USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS #8 DITCH THE FAKE TAN!**

**USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS FOR WOMEN #9 SAY NO TO THE NECKLACE!**

Andy

I’m a portrait photographer based in Tamworth, Staffordshire. Specialising in creative and styled portraiture, fitness photography, headshots, and personal branding for actors, athletes and business professionals.

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www.andrewkatsaitisphotography.com

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