Enjoying a nice moment with a loved one is something you want to capture. You may be taking a walk in the park during the fall, or maybe you are out on the town. Snapping this moment with a camera is inevitable. If the thought of that freaks you out because you don’t know how to smile naturally on cue, you could be in for a world of embarrassment. Or maybe you are embarrassed about your smile. When it comes to having a natural smile, there has to be an ease to it, and you may not be the best in that area. Not to worry! We have some practical tips that you can help you shine a natural smile, dental crowns and all, in every photo.
If you are feeling anxious about having your picture take deep breaths. Close your eyes if you have to. Once you have done all that, and you are starting to feel calm, open your eyes. This whill help you smile naturally since you have had time to relax.
Avoid The ‘Cheese’ Cliché
When you are posing for a picture as an adult, it is recommened that you use the “hollywood trick and say money instead” of the typical “cheese.” They say it is the movement of your lips cause your smiles to look more natural. Think about things that make you happy if you have to. This is a good way to put your mind in a happy mood, which can help make you smile more natural.
Relax Your Face And Jaw Muscles
You do not want to show any signs of nervousness when you smile, because it will be very obvious the second the shutter clicks. To avoid looking nervous in your photos, be sure to relax your face and jaw muscles. Take a moment to your self to become aware of if you are clenching your jaw muscles or if you are displaying a concerned look on your face. Take a few deep breaths and relax those muscles. You could even do a few face exercises to get the process going. You will look so much more natural when you take this step.
One way to look naturally happy in photos is to get silly. Getting your picture taken does not have to be this serious experience. Do whatever you have to do that will get you in a goofy mood. You can make funny noises with your mouth, or even make funny faces. Do a silly dance or sing a funny song. Do not take yourself so seriously.
Imagine The One Snapping The Photo Is Someone You Like
There is no harm in pretending when all else fails. This is a great option if after loosening up, relaxing your face muscles and taking the edge off still leaves you feeling nervous and uneasy about being in front of the camera. By pretending the one taking the picture is someone that you like, you will feel more at ease about being in front of the camera.