How to avoid looking creepy

January 21, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

How to avoid looking creepy

It’s easy to fall in to the trap of having all of your photographs looking the same; same smile, same gaze towards the camera and same head tilt. To change things up a bit you could look somewhere else, this can add interest to your photograph as it invites your audience to wonder who or what you are looking at and perhaps what you are thinking.

People are generally drawn to a person’s eyes when looking at photographs so it’s important to remember to pose your eyes.

Looking at the photograph on the left you can see that there is too much white showing on the left side of my eye. This is because I have shifted my gaze to the right without moving my head enough to the right. This is generally not an attractive look at best it looks strained at worst it can look a bit creepy.

Unless creepy is the look you’re going for, you can avoid showing too much of the whites of your eyes by following a little trick. When you are gazing to the left or right, make sure you are looking in the same direction as where your nose is pointing.

The picture on the right shows how I rectified my strained/creepy eyes to create eyes that look more relaxed and flattering.

For more advice on posing your eyes, have a look at my video pose like a pro with your face.

 


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