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The History of Smiling in Portraits

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

  1. People became happier.

    0 vote(s)
  2. Shutters became faster.

    2 vote(s)
  3. Smiles became prettier.

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

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

    1 vote(s)
  1. RichardB

    RichardB Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Nov 19, 2012
    Maryland, US
    Here's an interesting article about the evolution of the smile in portrait photography.




    (The article link should have come before the poll but couldn't find a way to do that.)
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2015
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  2. RichardB

    RichardB Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Nov 19, 2012
    Maryland, US
    Another old Kodak ad - and we worry about DSL-arm.

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  3. yendikeno

    yendikeno Mu-43 Regular

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

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    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 Super Moderator

    I thought the duck face was overtaking the smile?
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  6. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    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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