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A presentation on Marjorie Ferguson's Gaze Theory and descriptions of relevant photo shoot poses.

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  • 1. GAZE THEORY Categorising facial expressions

2. Women-Marjorie Ferguson Chocolate Box- Half or full smile, lips slightly parted or together, teeth barely visible. Full or of the face visible to the camera. Projected mood- blandly pleasing, warm bath warmth, where uniformity of features in their smooth perfection is devoid of uniqueness or individuality. 3. Invitational Emphasis on the eyes, mouth shut or with only a hint of a smile, head to one side or looking back at the camera. Projected mood- suggestive of mischief or mystery, the hint of contact potential rather than sexual promise. 4. Super Smiler Full face, wide open toothy smile, head thrust forward or chin thrown back, hair often wind blown. Projected mood- aggressive, look at me, hard sell. 5. Romantic or Sexual A fourth and more general classification devised to include male and female two-somes or dreamy, heavy-lidded or overtly sensual or sexual. Projected mood- possible or definitely available. 6. Men-Trevor Millum Carefree- nymph like, active, healthy, vibrant. In women- usually an outdoor woman with generally long out flowing hair 7. Practical Concentrating, engaged on the business in hand, mouth closed, eyes objectdirect, sometimes a slight frown, usually with short or tied back hair 8. Seductive Similar to the cool-level look, the eyes are less wide, perhaps shaded, the expression is less reserved but still self sufficient and confident. Milder versions could include a slight smile. 9. Comic Deliberately ridiculous, exaggerating, acting the fool, pulling faces for the benefit of a real or imaginary audience, sometimes close to a sort of archness. 10. Catalogue A neutral look as of a dummy, wax-like, features may be in any position, but most likely with eyes open wide with a smile, but the look remains vacant and empty, personality has been removed.