Getting an expression that captures your personality is what will make yours stand out from all the rest.
Squinting can create a look of curiosity.
we do this slight squint and then a teeny laugh and then slowly relax the face back down.Then the photographer can do a couple of quick shots as your face is relaxing.It almost looks like you're trying too hard but then as you relax it ,the moment comes when it looks much more natural.
Facial expressions are what casting directors are most interested in.
Feeling an emotion will show in your face and appear more natural.
Think of something funny and your smile will be natural.
Once the client is feeling comfortable, start focusing on expressions.
Take both smiles and serious shots, to give the client more options to choose from.
Some people tend to squint when smiling, so It’s good to have them look at the top of the lens or at the Nikon sign to pop their eyes open slightly wider.
Eye squinting can give a look of interest, curiosity, or confident.
Some people have one eye that’s smaller than the other. Turning the face slightly sideways, can even out the difference and make them appear the same size.You can also try to squint the larger eye to them appear even in size.
Looking directly into the camera lens is fine for most people, but if you have small eyes, then looking at the top part of the lens or slightly higher which will open the eyes more.
How can just use the eyes to portray different emotions?
We have clients looking directly into the camera, at the top of the lens, and sometimes above the top of the lens to pop the eyes open.
Take shots with glasses on and off so the client will have some of both to choose from.
The client should push the eyeglasses further up on bridge of the nose so the bar won’t block the eyes.Eyeglasses can also be tilted down to avoid glare. Lenses can be removed if that’s a possibility.
Relaxing the eyes will make someone appear more approachable.
Tilting the chin upwards will help remove some of the shadowing deep set eyes can create.
Some people look the same on both sides but when there’s a slight difference, it’s best to look at both sides of the clients face and decide on the best side before starting the session and shoot mostly on that side.
Turning the face slightly sideways looks fine, but if it’s turned too much, directors may think you’re trying to hide something.