Should the Mouth be Opened or Closed?
Whether we smile with our mouths open or closed is something we don’t often stop thinking about. But the mouth has a significant impact (like the eyes) in portrait poses, in part because viewers will observe a lot about the portrait from body language cues. And that body language includes the position of the mouth, like smiling.
In recent years it has become a trend to emphasize a strong jawline in photographs. Jawlines make a face appear slimmer and add a nice contrast to it.
Try this little trick for yourself:
Stand in front of a mirror and look at your jawline while your mouth is closed. Then open your mouth slightly and look at the jawline again. Can you see the difference? This is what I am talking about!
I show you the difference that the open mouth creates in the photos below:
To read more about this simple portrait posing, click HERE.
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