Guide to getting the perfect smile
At Kube Studios will understand that your first modelling session can be daunting, it can be hard to get a smile that looks natural. At Kube Studios we love it when our clients have fun at their photo shoots and to help you get your perfect smile here some of our tips to help.
As a model you are constantly asked for different expressions and to present different moods in a photo. But when you need to smile for real, you cannot really fake it. To get a believable grin it helps to use a time when you were feeling happy. Whether it’s thinking of a funny joke or happy memory, it helps if you look happy in photos. If you want to achieve genuine smile you can try lifting your tongue up behind your front teeth. This raises your chin ever so slightly and it helps to open up your mouth a bit.
Most professional models actually practice their smile to make sure it looks natural. Models sometimes practice in front of the mirror and this helps them to not look awkward when they are at a photo shoot. Most models have a range of different smiles so they can mastered different looks that is cater for the photo shoot they are doing. For example they may have surprise smile, flirting smile, coy smile and fun smile. It is important to be aware that you may have to show many different emotions and to be aware of how your face looks when you’re doing these different smiles.
Another great tip to keeping your smile natural is to yell a word before every frame. This helps to keep yourself from becoming glazed over or stiff, it can also help you to keep your energy going during a long photo shoot.
In any modelling photo shoot it is important to try and not force a smile, many people can make the mistake of showing all their teeth in a joker grin. In most situations this does not produce a natural looking smile. Smiling with your lips closed can be just as authentic, as long as you are conveying a real emotion with your eyes.
So if your budding model or just want more natural looking smiles for your social media photos try our tips, you never know you might just discover that one perfect smile.
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