Photography Best Practices From An Online Dating Site

I’m not inclined to post third-party articles, but this was photography-related, and also informative and funny at the same time: http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/dont-be-ugly-by-accident/

The short version: OKCupid.com aggregated a lot of profile photos of their users, had people compare and rate the subjects for attractiveness, and then filtered all the ratings by camera EXIF data such as camera brand, depth of field, time of day. A couple obvious results are that a camera with an interchangeable lens makes for a more attractive photo, as does shooting with a shallower depth of field.



Also, photos taken with Nikons (my brand) rated lower than those taken with Panasonics or Canons.

Also, iPhone (my brand) users have more sex….

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