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15 August 2012 04:04
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Hi
Can any models or photographers give me some advice on how to improve my expressions PLEASE other than practise in the mirror lol what sort of expressions would help me improve and how to master the art
I seem to get a bit stuck on fashion based shoots and end up with the same results i do try to do something different but normally look dopey so go back to the same old stuff.

Im interested and keen to learn more strong beauty/edgy and fashion expressions so any advice and help would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance X
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15 August 2012 04:14
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Learn to develop a mood mentally in your head. Your expressions should then reflect that mood and as a consequence look convincing. A decent photographer should be able to help you develop the required mood.


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Ok thanks will try to practice that and put it to the test on the next shoot. Thanks
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Collect images from magazines etc into a scrap book,  gives you some reference material for expressions to try.

Don't hold any expression for long.  When you hold an expression,  it tends to quickly go 'wooden'.  I often count a model in,  when I need an expression.

Relax 

Some find it useful to have a 'story' in their head to provide the reason for an expression.  Thinking of something that makes you smile, or frown or whatever can make the expression far more realistic.
You can't buy happiness, but you can buy a motorbike and that's pretty close! :o)


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15 August 2012 04:28
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Quote from Alan_Jay
Collect images from magazines etc into a scrap book,  gives you some reference material for expressions to try.



Don't hold any expression for long.  When you hold an expression,  it tends to quickly go 'wooden'.  I often count a model in,  when I need an expression.



Relax 



Some find it useful to have a 'story' in their head to provide the reason for an expression.  Thinking of something that makes you smile, or frown or whatever can make the expression far more realistic.



Thank you i am now on google images trying to find some interesting expressions
Thanks
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Think i will stick to magazines lol most of google images for stong facial expressions come up with stuff like...............


Think i will give that one a miss lol
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Quote from gerda_babbii

Hi Can any models or photographers give me some advice on how to improve my expressions PLEASE other than practise in the mirror lol what sort of expressions would help me improve and how to master the art



How does an actor do it?
They get into the role and play the part.

It's not just about 'looking happy' or 'smile for the camera'.
You have to be at one with your emotions.

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15 August 2012 09:58
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Looking in the mirror does help - or taking self portraits of the expressions and then studying them back on the camera and figuring out which ones work/need to be stronger or need to be toned down a little. I hated nearly every picture of my face from my first shoot, my expressions were awful - I was trying to look "sultry" but I looked like I had just chewed a wasp which was repeatedly stinging the inside out my mouth - yes.. it was that bad. My problem was over expressing, I didn't realise how stupid I looked until I seen the pictures. So I toned it all down and practiced lots with self portraits, my favourite expression is "that far off look" - studying that is easy, just look at ballet dancers they do it perfectly and look beautiful.
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Thanks everyone will try all that as really need to improve
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15 August 2012 11:30
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Do you not a have a photographer you can muck around with (for want of a better way of putting it)? I know the advice is to develop a narrative in your head and act it out, but I believe even actors have problems if there is no-one opposite them to act against.



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