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The Art Of Posing Rangefinder magazine

The Art of Posing Rangefinder magazine discusses the basics of Body Language. Have you ever wondered what a pose actually is? Why one pose conveys power, another sweetness? Why the slightest shift can impact the mood of the image dramatically? A few months back I met up with the fabulastic team over at Rangefinder [...]

How to look more trustworthy and competent in pictures

Can we engineer pictures to appear more trustworthy and competent? You can engineer trustworthiness, but not competence... or can you? Many studies show that we jump to conclusions about a person’s intentions when we look at their picture because of the expression on their face. It's fairly easy to engineer an expression because we rely [...]

Anger – understanding and using emotions in our portraits

Recognising anger, and when to use or avoid it in your pictures. Our facial expressions are one of key ways we convey emotion in our pictures, and the slightest tension in the face can have a huge impact on the feel of the image. Recognising and understanding emotions helps us become stronger portrait artists.The slightest tension in the face can have [...]

GMB Akash Interview: Connecting the world through emotion

Most Body Language is universal For a long time, people believed that body language was learned through imitation, but research over that last 50 years demonstrated that a large part of our body language is in fact encoded in us and is mostly universal. One example comes from research by Jessica Tracy and David Matsumoto. When [...]

Eyebrow expressions – Taking the high brow: with Eleni Eyebrows

Time for a little brow love. Eyebrow expressions are one of our main emotion indicators.   Taking nothing else into consideration, we can tell a lot about how a person is feeling just by looking at their eyebrow expressions. Take a quick look at the drawings below. Can you tell how they are feeling? [...]

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