How To Make People Feel Comfortable In Front Of A Camera (With Science)

Video: Many people, even those who are usually confident and outgoing, can shrink into themselves in front of a camera. In this video, headshot photographer Peter Hurley teams up with psychologist Anna Rowley to explain how you can overcome that problem.

Calling the topic Psyphotology — clever — the pair recount during this TEDxCambridge talk how Hurley once even struggled to photograph a self-conscious Miss Universe. By working out exactly where the lack on confidence came from — and it all really stems from a feeling of inadequacy — the pair worked out how to overcome the problem, at least a little. Watch the video to find out how. [YouTube via ISO 1200 via PetaPixel]