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The Headshot: The Secrets to Creating Amazing Headshot Portraits by Peter Hurley

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Chapter 8. The Beauty of the Human Smile

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Milena Govich

Each of my sessions revolves around capturing a true human smile. I just can’t photograph someone without giving them an experience they can smile about. My thought is that if I’ve got them having a good time, they’ll forget about the camera and give me their true expression for the fun shots, and the laughter will open them up for the more serious shots, as well. This is why all my work is built around creating an atmosphere where they can let their smile rip.

Besides just having fun throughout the session, smiles become contagious when they are real. They elicit a feeling in the viewer ...

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