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Paul Bryson Photography
Posts: 48,035
Hollywood, Florida, US


I posted this a few minutes ago in another thread, but thought it could use a thread of its own.

It's a list of facial expressions I compiled a little over a year ago, and it has come in handy on shoots.

Feel free to add more to the list:

http://www.paulbryson.com/expressions/expressions.txt
Aug 25 09 08:34 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Rachel Jay
Posts: 20,333
Hoffman Estates, Illinois, US


Added to my blog smile  Thanks Paul!
Aug 25 09 08:52 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Keys88 Photo
Posts: 17,646
New York, New York, US


I have my list of emotions taped to the wall next to the shooting area in my apartment.  It's funny when people who are not involved with modeling/photography come over and start asking questions about the list.
Anyway, I only did a very quick/cursory scan of yours, but I think I noticed that a bunch of mine are not on your list (including some really basic ones - like "happy" and "sad".)

I'll try to post mine this evening.

Edit:  Also, I think this thread belongs in General Industry.  It's really a useful resource and a great idea for photographers and models alike.  (I often encourage models to take my list and practice the faces in front of a mirror, until they are satisfied with at least one "look" for each emotion)
Aug 25 09 09:12 am  Link  Quote 
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Paul Bryson Photography
Posts: 48,035
Hollywood, Florida, US


Stephen Markman wrote:
Edit:  Also, I think this thread belongs in General Industry.  It's really a useful resource and a great idea for photographers and models alike.  (I often encourage models to take my list and practice the faces in front of a mirror, until they are satisfied with at least one "look" for each emotion)

Exactly!

I don't know why it was moved to OT...just noticed.

Aug 25 09 09:32 am  Link  Quote 
Model
K I C K H A M
Posts: 14,630
Los Angeles, California, US


Do you think we could post examples with the expressions (good examples, that is...) on this thread?

I think it would be really helpful when girls are trying to go outside the box to see others who have done it well.
Aug 25 09 11:58 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Paul Bryson Photography
Posts: 48,035
Hollywood, Florida, US


Kelli Kickham wrote:
Do you think we could post examples with the expressions (good examples, that is...) on this thread?

I think it would be really helpful when girls are trying to go outside the box to see others who have done it well.

This guy does a good job showing different emotions:
http://www.emotioneric.com/

(Thanks Rachel smile)

Aug 25 09 12:34 pm  Link  Quote 
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Precious Metal
Posts: 1,396
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


I wanna see someone's photo where there facial expression is "on ecstasy"

lol
Aug 25 09 01:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Rachel Jay
Posts: 20,333
Hoffman Estates, Illinois, US


Paul Bryson Photography wrote:
This guy does a good job showing different emotions:
http://www.emotioneric.com/

(Thanks Rachel smile)

No prob smile  It's a great site... I find myself going there whenever I need a laugh.

Aug 25 09 02:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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MYS Britt
Posts: 10,720
San Diego, California, US


scornful  easy
blissful easy
alive  um...
dreamy  possible
enraged  ok
delirious  not sure
confused  sure
elated  ok
lustful  hmmm
envious  not sure
cheeky  easy!
tasting a lemon  - as if
curious  easy
surprised   easy
bashful  ok
determined  sure
flabbergasted  has ha
pissy  what does that mean??
lazy  as an expression?
"lit"
flirty  ok
snobby  easy
mental .. as in crazy?  sure!
sadistic  ok
submissive  ok
ecstasy  sure. maybe
on ecstasy  lol

i am thinking about your list


i get asked for :
nonchalont
sweet
scared
wistful
nervous
strong
fierce
shy
shocked
clever
agony
relaxed
coy
happy
peaceful
naughty
and my most popular smiles 
... the STAN SMILE and KEN CHEN SMILE

;-)

check my ports and you will see these 2 distinct smiles!!
(not the avatar)
Aug 25 09 02:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Vera van Munster
Posts: 4,095
Belmont, North Carolina, US


Neat!!

Someone should make a LIST on here of some as well.
Aug 25 09 03:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
RocKitt
Posts: 1,917
Norfolk, Virginia, US


Precious Metal wrote:
I wanna see someone's photo where there facial expression is "on ecstasy"

lol

Yes, I went down the list and it was great, and then that last one stumped me. I've never tried it, so I really don't know how to invoke it.

Aug 25 09 03:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Paul Bryson Photography
Posts: 48,035
Hollywood, Florida, US


MYS Britt  wrote:
i get asked for :
nonchalont
sweet
scared
wistful
nervous
strong
fierce
shy
shocked
clever
agony
relaxed
coy
happy
peaceful
naughty

^^added to my list^^

Thanks. smile

Aug 25 09 03:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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