Celebrities are no different than any other people on earth. They are not born with camera-ready skills. And according to professional celebrity photographer Peter Hurley, there is actually a technique to looking perfect and confident in pictures. You gotta squinch.
Take a look at this picture. This is what most of us do when a camera flashes at us. Our immediate response is the deer reaction - eyes wide open. This looks uncomfortable and and a little awkward.
1. Tighten your eyes as if you were squinting.
2. Relax the top lids.
3. Let the bottom part pinch.
The goal is to find a happy medium! You don't want to look like you are squinting or a deer in headlights.
Practice with the video above. I did a few practices and it DOES work but you'll have to be patient.