I guess my mother was right: My face did stick that way.
October 10, 2007 9:36 PM Subscribe
How do I look relaxed and happy in photographs?
posted by Phalene to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (22 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
Help me have good looking pictures of me, like all my peers, who seem to be capable of producing nice, normal looking photos for vacations and all life's little occasions.
I've already tried the take tons of photos trick, but the closest to a smile I can get is a serious look. I constantly have people telling me I'm frowning in photos, which makes me long for 18th century photography technology when a stern expression was the norm.
Is my inability to get a good photograph of me genetic? I'd never met my father before in my life, and finally seeing photos of him, I see we have the same stiff postured blank faced, totally non-photogenic/non-cuddly photo poses. Am I doomed to this? I have Aspergers, but it's not like I can't smile... I just can't seem to cuddle up to group portraits or give a camera face.
Is there some sort of facial muscle technique I can use to train my face into a modern smile when I need it? It would really help me otherwise in life, as far as elevating my mood and giving me a tip raking waitress face, and I'd stop looking like Theda Bara, glamorous creature though she may be, when I'm not in the mood.