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    Default How to you capture the perfect smile/laugh

    As above. Keep trying and trying but most of the time fail

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    Default Re: How to you capture the perfect smile/laugh

    Tough question! Maybe you can post some sample photos here to help us know more about the 'failed' shots?

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    Ok I will post one tonight. Is always not the happiest smile. Or do i need to let my shutter flip?

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    Default Re: How to you capture the perfect smile/laugh

    in the journey of perfection, there is no destination

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    a few shots in continuous helps... if one shot it's hard, especially if the person is not posing... I don't like to pose people

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    Default Re: How to you capture the perfect smile/laugh

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    in the journey of perfection, there is no destination
    Wow
    but what do you use for your journey of perfection? Walk, run, fly? which is what I am looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    in the journey of perfection, there is no destination
    The quote of the month!



    How do you capture the perfect smile/laugh?
    Personally, I find the best smile/laugh on photo is when it is the real smile/laugh in the real person. Make your subject feel at ease and have them truely smile/laugh. You can take a series of exposure when they are doing so. Otherwise, even when you fire 24fps, you might not capture the smile/laugh you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kynoe View Post
    a few shots in continuous helps... if one shot it's hard, especially if the person is not posing... I don't like to pose people
    Same here don't like to pose people for smile.

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    Default Re: How to you capture the perfect smile/laugh

    There's no such thing as a perfect smile
    How do you define a perfect smile?
    maybe ur subject wasnt really happy when you shot him/her
    you could try firing off a few frames and choose the best IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by blurrblurr View Post
    Wow
    but what do you use for your journey of perfection? Walk, run, fly? which is what I am looking for.
    through experience and subject knowledge, you will be able to anticipate the moment
    i usually go for 1 shot 1 kill, but many times to try to get the best moment.

    1. know your subject
    2. be prepared for the moment and shot
    3. repeat step 1 and 2

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    Default Re: How to you capture the perfect smile/laugh

    I am assuming TS means like a natural laugh or smile...more like getting a candid laughter or smile shot. tough...i was tied in between voting either A or C for your poll but chose C since it would be more true that luck has been v important for me and also that perhaps it's easy for me to get my daughter to smile/laugh often!

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    Default Re: How to you capture the perfect smile/laugh

    knowing some good jokes
    or what interests your subject and will make them smile

    also if your subject is comfortable with you helps

    if taking kids, some toys or games would be great

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    Default Re: How to you capture the perfect smile/laugh

    Quote Originally Posted by Scaglietti View Post
    The quote of the month!





    Personally, I find the best smile/laugh on photo is when it is the real smile/laugh in the real person. Make your subject feel at ease and have them truely smile/laugh. You can take a series of exposure when they are doing so. Otherwise, even when you fire 24fps, you might not capture the smile/laugh you want.

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    i heard a version of it on the radio this morning

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    erm ok my defination of perfect smile = a natural smile or laugh. Not those pose smile. How you know he/she is going to laugh? Everytime by the time I want to capture them they not laughing anymore.

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    Default Re: How to you capture the perfect smile/laugh

    maybe u can chat to your subject,make her feel at ease,tell a few jokes,things like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by daydreamz View Post
    I am assuming TS means like a natural laugh or smile...more like getting a candid laughter or smile shot. tough...i was tied in between voting either A or C for your poll but chose C since it would be more true that luck has been v important for me and also that perhaps it's easy for me to get my daughter to smile/laugh often!
    Yup a candid laughter.
    How about in an event? Eavesdrop my subject if he/she is joking and standby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    That's a nice one

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    Quote Originally Posted by blurrblurr View Post
    Yup a candid laughter.
    How about in an event? Eavesdrop my subject if he/she is joking and standby?
    In an event? Maybe you should dress like a clown, you should have higher chance of people looking at you and laugh or smile...

    Well... in normal circumstances, you then have to be aware of the happenings and capture the moment when it arises.

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    Default Re: How to you capture the perfect smile/laugh

    Quote Originally Posted by Scaglietti View Post
    In an event? Maybe you should dress like a clown, you should have higher chance of people looking at you and laugh or smile...

    Well... in normal circumstances, you then have to be aware of the happenings and capture the moment when it arises.

    BC

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