My best friend since I was 10 years old got married last Friday. I was honored and privileged to have been her bridesmaid. Now what has that tad bit of my personal life, got to do with this post?
I am sure you would agree that photographs play a major role in any wedding. You must have witnessed or experienced numerous things photographers say to make the retinue smile. My best friend's wedding photographer was no different. I have been the bridesmaid a few times before but his phrase to get people smile was new to me! Can you guess what it was?
"It's a fake smile, can I have a real one please…"
The first time we heard it, it brought a genuine smile to our faces. I guess the photographer had a few Kodak moments with that line! (However, hearing it again and again was a bit annoying towards the end!)
That phrase got me thinking. (Thus, I am writing this post!) Most "gurus" emphasize the importance of a smile. How smiling helps self-confidence, what people think of you, your attitude etc.
While for some people, it comes naturally, others have to "work" a bit to get the smile going!
So, not only for photographers, but in day to day life, we sometimes "fake" a smile. Often, it happens when we are in a bad mood and just want to be polite. Or may be your boss tells a joke (which you don't get) and you need to smile!
With that in mind I have a question for you today, is it ok to "fake" a smile sometimes?
After all, if a photographer can recognize a "fake" smile, so can the person you are
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