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The most highly coveted type of photo always seems to be one of your subject smiling.
Am I right?
We always want and strive to capture photos of the people smiling, laughing, having fun.
These photos can be amazing and perfect and exactly what the frame on the wall needs to be complete.
But sometimes, it’s ok not to smile.
Sometimes, it’s ok not to try to coax a smile out of a child. To just let them be. To just take the photos and capture them as is, without trying to make them laugh or smile, or the worst – make them give you a fake smile.
For today’s photo tip, I want to challenge you NOT to make your subjects smile.
I want you to just take their photo without changing their expression.
Capture that straight face, that inquisitive stare.
Those photos can be just as beautiful, if not more poignant and captivating than ones with traditional smiles can be.