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Jowling – Photography Fun For a Rainy Day

Note: File this one under ‘bizarre’, ‘silly’ or ‘things to do on a boring rainy day’…

Looking to take a portraits with a quirky twist? Try ‘jowling‘ (also sometimes known as slap n’ flap).

How do you do it? Get your subject to relax their facial muscles completely (to the point that they have no facial expression)…. open their eyes and mouth (try to keep them open)… then to shake their head from side to side as fast as they can. Start snapping (use a flash and fast shutter speed to freeze the ‘action’)! Here’s what jowling looks like:

OK – so I suspect that most of these shots are taken at parties when the facial muscle relaxation is aided by a drink or four – but this jowling thing is bigger than you might think – it even has it’s own website – jowlers.com – complete with it’s own ‘how to’ page, galleries and more!

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A couple of other things to try with Jowling

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Now you know how to take Jowling shots – why not take some and head over to our forum and share them in a Jowling Thread that I just set up.

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Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse

is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals.

He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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