Now that we're all being photographed all the time, and tagged on Facebook whether we like it or not, we're guessing you'd prefer to look more like a model in those photos, right? Especially if it didn't take any actual work.
Well, a professional photographer named Peter Hurley says he has a couple tricks that can make you instantly look more photogenic every time . . .
1. The first is, SQUINT. Just a little bit, with a small, closed-lip smile. Basically, you want to make the face you'd make if you knew a secret and it was making you a little cocky.
But you don't want to squint all the way, Gilbert Gottfried style. That's obviously not attractive. It's more like a "knowing" smile, with your eyes just a little bit squinted instead of wide open, and a lot of confidence.
Hurley actually calls it "squinching," because it's sort of different than squinting, you're lifting and tightening your lower eyelid, and only letting the top eyelid come down a little. Seriously, that's what he says. But you know you'll try it.
2. His other tip is to stick your entire head forward a little bit, try sticking your forehead toward the camera and keeping your chin out. That prevents any double chin and gives you a good jawline.
Here are some photos of people demonstrating the difference between squinting and not squinting.