Cam Modeling – Facial Expressions
Your facial expressions say a great deal in your selfies. When you are confident, they look real rather than posed and practiced. You may find that initially your facial expressions aren’t what you would like them to be. For example, if you have a bad habit of closing your eyes before shots.
However, being conscious of that and focusing on that will help you to keep them open. Just make sure you take lots of shots so that you aren’t disappointed. If you only take one and your eyes happen to be closed, you will have to delete it rather than being able to share it.
Have some fun with your selfies, and be silly. Make duck lips, a fish face, or do something funny with your hands. You want people to see you having a great time just goofing around and being who you are.
You also want people to see you being happy in your selfies. Take the time to smile. How you smile will also influence the outcome of your photos. Some people like to smile wide and show all their teeth. Others like to smile with their mouth closed. Do what is comfortable for you and that you will be happy seeing in your selfies.
Of course there is nothing wrong with a few serious selfies now and then either. They can add depth to your character, they can help you be seen as relaxed, and they can also give people a chance to focus on a particular feature such as your eyes.
No matter what you decide to do for your facial expressions, try to look natural. If you spent too much time trying to pose for them, people will be able to recognize that. You will come off as a phony and your selfies won’t really help them with identifying with you.
Not sure what your facial expressions look like? Unsure how they will be captured? Spend some time at home in front of a mirror and check them out. You may find that you have some bad habits you need to break if you want great looking selfies. For example, if you squint when you are excited and make tight fists you want to relax more.
If you find that you put your head down when a camera is pointed your way, you need to work on tilting your chin upwards. Look at the camera so that you can get a great selfie.
Not everyone is content with the way that their smile looks. You may not like they shape or the color of your teeth. You may feel like you show too much gum or too many teeth when you smile. You can practice a variety of smiles in the mirror so that you can use them naturally when you want to take selfies.
Laughing in photos can be a great way to express how you are feeling. However, you don’t want your facial expressions to be wide eyed and your mouth gapping open! The more you learn about your facial expressions during routine events the more you can accept them confidently or work on them.
If you don’t feel you can get a full range of emotions as you sit in front of a mirror in order to check facial expressions, get on the phone! Put it on speaker phone and look in the mirror as you talk and listen. Pay attention to your body language, the positioning of your hands, and your facial expressions during the conversation.
Keep in mind that we all have our own personalities and our own facial expressions. Don’t be too critical about what you see. What you may not like may be seen as cute and endearing by those that see your selfies. As long as you look natural they will find them interesting and appealing.