Researchers have determined that it is more likely that the left side of a person's face looks most pleasing to others around them and more importantly how it looks on camera when taking headshots.
In a Time Magazine article, researcher's did a study on this topic and the results suggested "that posers’ left cheeks tend to exhibit a greater intensity of emotion, which observers find more aesthetically pleasing." Their findings provided "support for a number of concepts – the notions of lateralized emotion and right hemispheric dominance with the right side of the brain controlling the left side of the face during emotional expression.”
Like most photographers, determing a person's best side, whether science dictates its a person's left side or not, should be based on the person's facial structure. Experienced photographers will be able to see this right away and make the best decisions when directing the person by having them turn their face a certain way thats more pleasing to the eye. For more tips and advice, please visit www.cityheadshots.com.
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