The idea that a person’s face has a “good side” is not an unfamiliar concept. Many of us consistently favour one side of our face when we see a camera pointed at us. We are presenting what we believe is our “good side”. But, have we got even our own face wrong?
In this video, portrait photographer Joe Edelman discusses some of the science behind a person’s “good side”. Science, however, can only take us so far. Other factors like lighting, expression, hair and makeup also affect how the camera sees us. Joe expands on these ideas with some of his observations from his time as a portrait photographer.