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About Danielle Libine

Danielle (Dee) Libine is a professional portrait photographer and business coach. She has run photo studios in Switzerland and in Hong Kong, with a wide variety of clients. Being a certified body language coach with Science of People, a human behaviour research lab, she has developed techniques to harness the power of body language to create a unique experience for her clients, and to get the results they want from their portraiture. Before turning to photography and business coaching full time, Dee was a financial analyst with a Fortune 500 company, then worked as a financial software consultant. She is as comfortable in the board room as she is behind the camera. A Swiss, Canadian and British national, she speaks English and French and has lived in Switzerland, Poland, and Hong Kong.

What Body Language Cue makes you cringe?

What makes you go "arrrhghhhgggh"? Me it's fake smiles. I've interviewed quite a few photographers and body language specialists in the last few days and the range of cues that irritate them in photographs is pretty vast: ranging from contemptuous smiles to nose holes to aggressive crotch displays. For me it's a fake smile.. [...]

Wedding Photography Body Language: with Ben Chrisman

The importance of connection When I met Ben Chrisman in 2009, I was still studying photography and the focus of my training until that week had mainly been on the technical aspects of photography, but not what creates a strong portrait. […]

How to make powerful people look weak

Find a moment when they are sitting so you can shoot the image from above to make them look accomodating. Catch them in a social situation so they are not showing any signs of power, ideally with slightly slouched posture. Make it a little uncomfortable so they demonstrate pacifying behaviours with their hands and legs, [...]

3 Body Language Hacks to Improve Your Portraits with Digital Photography School

Make yourself a cup of your favorite beverage and head over to Digital Photography School to learn 3 Body Language Hacks to Improve Your Portrait Photography. Article for Digital Photography School Digital Photography School I am very honoured to have the opportunity to write for Digital Photography School, an [...]

Eyebrow expressions – Taking the high brow: with Eleni Eyebrows

Time for a little brow love. Eyebrow expressions are one of our main emotion indicators.   Taking nothing else into consideration, we can tell a lot about how a person is feeling just by looking at their eyebrow expressions. Take a quick look at the drawings below. Can you tell how they are feeling? [...]

The body language of Genocide: with Kristian Skeie

Your body tells your life story We've discussed previously that our body language says a lot about us and that within a split second we make a snap judgement about a person, even before they've said a word. Our posture, our expressions, our general energy, all add up to create this first impression, and a lot of these [...]

First impressions from photos: with Vanessa Van Edwards

Why is a first impression from photos really important? With the growing use of social media in our business and personal interactions, our first impressions happen more and more through our online profile pictures. In less than a second our profile pictures leave a persistent first impression. Did you know that: in less than [...]

Official launch date set!

After months and months of re-writting, tweeking, frustration, tears, reviewing and improving, the final launch date is FINALLY set!!! Mark your calendars peeps! 30th October it is. If you want to be the first to have it on your Kindle, you can already pre-order it through amazon! Pre-Order Now

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