The History of Smiling in Portraits

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by RichardB, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. People became happier.

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    0.0%
  2. Shutters became faster.

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  3. Smiles became prettier.

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  4. Advertising promoted cheerful images.

    5 vote(s)
    45.5%
  5. Other (reply below).

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  1. RichardB

    RichardB Snapshooter Subscribing Member

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    Richard
    Here's an interesting article about the evolution of the smile in portrait photography.

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    (The article link should have come before the poll but couldn't find a way to do that.)
     
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  2. RichardB

    RichardB Snapshooter Subscribing Member

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    Richard
    Another old Kodak ad - and we worry about DSL-arm.

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  3. yendikeno

    yendikeno Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 5, 2015
    Loved seeing these old ads. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    Andrew Lossing
    Personally I'm a holdover from the earliest age of photography. I prefer to frown into cameras ;)
     
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  5. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I thought the duck face was overtaking the smile?
     
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  6. None of the above... It was when the world changed from black and white to colour...

    Suddenly everything was less dreary and people had something to smile about...
     
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