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Want to look better in pictures? Maybe try ‘squinching’

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Peter Hurley is a photographer based out of New York and Los Angeles. After being an Olympic sailor and model, he discovered he had a passion for photography, which led to him doing work with big name companies like “Levi's, Reebok, DKNY, Johnnie Walker and Axe Deodorant to name a few.” In additionto his work as a photographer, Peter’s also making a name for himself with the modeling and photography tips he’s giving out via his YouTube account. Following on the heels of Tyra Banks’ “ smize technique,” Peter’s latest lesson in how to look better in pictures is with something he calls “squinching.”

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Peter Hurley (YouTube/Peter Hurley)

Peter calls “squinching” his “most incredible tip for looking more photogenic in a camera.” It involves squinting a little bit, and pinching your lower eye lid a lot. To help him illustrate his point, he had his friend demonstrate it:

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Squinching (YouTube/Peter Hurley)

That maybe doesn’t look that spectacular, until his friend kept his eyes more open.

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(YouTube/Peter Hurley)

So yeah, a noticeable difference. He goes on to give a bunch of different examples, over a variety of different races and genders to prove that this method can be used by anyone. His main point of emphasis is that by “squinching” in photographs, you will look more confident and thus, better looking in your pictures.

YouTube user Alejandro Gigoux M., in the comments section for the video, pointed toward a picture he had posted on 500px.com of baby Sofia, which serves as an adorable example of “squinching.”

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(Alejandro Gigoux M.)

As to whether you think squinchers actually look better or not, well, that’s up to you. And, also, it seems a lot of it has to do with whether the subject is smiling or not. But why not give it a shot? Give it a whirl. See what happens. Squinch on.

More info: Digital Trends, Peter Hurley

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