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    Default How to make people laugh in front of camera ?

    I am interested to shoot a happy expression of people.
    I want the people to laugh naturally, not just smile, in front of camera. And I hope to achieve that without candid shot.
    Is there a way or technique to achieve that ?

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    Default Re: How to make people laugh in front of camera ?

    wrong thread, u should post in newbie corner

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    Default Re: How to make people laugh in front of camera ?

    2 ways that works perfectly for my group or portrait shoots, instead of asking them to say cheese...lol, try this, one way is to compliment (with abit of exaggeration) ie you're born with a beautiful smile etc or second way is tell a joke, think of some jokes that is short and sweet in like with a couple of words....you don't wanna start telling a full entire joke and the next thing you know, both yourself and the people you shooting will start to get annoyed...

    Anyway, wrong folder....cheers.
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    Default Re: How to make people laugh in front of camera ?

    go up to them and tickle them, then rush back and snap.

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    think this belong more to kopitiam.
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    Default Re: How to make people laugh in front of camera ?

    Quote Originally Posted by zh3ng View Post
    go up to them and tickle them, then rush back and snap.
    Can also try laughing gas.

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    Photograph them when they are NOT ready.
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    Most will naturally start to pose by the count of 3. So you count up 1, 2, 2.25, 2.5, 2.75... then ooops sorry, havent switch on la! By the time they start cursing at you, snap snap snap burst mode.

    Or in group, you point to one fella, comment something like "Get closer ha... too close, too far... alamak got funny smell, who arh??"
    But then again, it all depends on your personality la, sometimes make joke also no one laugh... sometimes ppl one look at us they laugh already...
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    Default Re: How to make people laugh in front of camera ?

    just ask Sion to tag along!

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    use a sony pns with smile detector. it will shoot only when ppl smile
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    Default Re: How to make people laugh in front of camera ?

    Wear this and shoot:


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    What i do is try to wait for the intended subject to be unaware of me and in the midst of their normal actions i snap suddenly
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheguthamrin View Post
    Most will naturally start to pose by the count of 3. So you count up 1, 2, 2.25, 2.5, 2.75... then ooops sorry, havent switch on la! By the time they start cursing at you, snap snap snap burst mode.
    My fav and most effective way to get groups to laugh / say "OI". Actually, the OI part gives a very weird face.. haha..
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    If you dress up like this and shoot sure can raise a few laughs one:


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    Default Re: How to make people laugh in front of camera ?

    I have the simplest and cheapest way..

    FART

    imagine: "say chee *farts * eeze "

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    Quote Originally Posted by rendrat View Post
    I am interested to shoot a happy expression of people.
    I want the people to laugh naturally, not just smile, in front of camera. And I hope to achieve that without candid shot.
    Is there a way or technique to achieve that ?
    Keep the lens cap on and start clicking...

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    well, i switch to burst mode and count "1...2....3..." & snap a shot at each count. They'll hear the shutter and give a 'wah lau' expression and giggle. By the time the i snap the 4th shot, they're usually reduced to lovely/goofy smiles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Wear this and shoot:

    this wan i for pervert wannabes! lol....

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    Default Re: How to make people laugh in front of camera ?

    Thanks for all the answers. Some sounds very good, and I will try it.

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    Default Re: How to make people laugh in front of camera ?

    Quote Originally Posted by rendrat View Post
    Thanks for all the answers. Some sounds very good, and I will try it.
    if you are not a funny person, you will never able to make people laugh.
    so just be yourself, find a way suit you, build your own style.
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