Fake Smile?

My Wife - My wife and our youngest grandson.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
March 5, 2009 2:27pm CST
This is one of the better shots I have of my wife. It is hard to get a photo of her with a TRUE smile on her face. She seems to think when the camera is on her she needs to do this fake smile all the time. Not a very photogenic person to say the least. Even trying to catch her when she has a genuine smile is difficult as she sees the camera then out comes that fake smile. Is anyone in your family this way? Making the fake smiles to look good. Or so they think. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
Hi Grandpa Bob! I think I usually have that fake smile! My husband really makes fun of me whenever he takes my photos. He says that I look stiff with the smile I try to wear everytime I pose for the camera. LOL! I just want him to capture a smile that looks good on me but it always turn out to look stiff and fake! LOL! i really don't know how to pose for the camera most of the time even when he tries to direct or coax me what to do. haha..I guess, my smile is stubborn! Take care and have a great day! lovelots..faith
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Mar 09
That's the same with my wife. It looks like she is hurting at times when she fakes the smile. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
haha.. My husband's sentiment exactly! lovelots..faith
@mummymo (23707)
6 Mar 09
I think she looks great AGB and I have to be honest and say if it were me you wouldn't even get the fake smile - you would get a lot of pictures of the back of my head - I HATE having my photograph taken , it is honestly painful to me! Guess we all have different reactions to cameras! xxxx
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Mar 09
So I bet the back of your head is beautiful though. Hahahaha! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM AGB !!~
@mummymo (23707)
6 Mar 09
The back of my head is decidedly more beautiful than the front AGB! xxx
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
6 Mar 09
Hello Grandpa Bob. It is sometimes hard for me to make a genuine smile while being taken a photo of, especially when I go to a photo shop to have a photo taken for some other purposes, like ID photo and such. But there is no problem to give a genuine smile being together with family members. Take care, Bob.
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@minnie_98214 (10573)
• United States
5 Mar 09
I still have to upload sundays pics. Been feeling crappy.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 Mar 09
Yes, I have been waiting for the Rock Star Photos from Sundays visit. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM DADDY !!~
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
5 Mar 09
That would have to be me. I do not like pictures taken of me whether with a smile or no smile, real or fake. Pictures of me always turn out so bad. Your wife is very pretty and she don't have to even smile to have a good picture taken of her.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 Mar 09
I am the type that likes my photo taken actually. Heck, I even take my own photo often. Thanks, she is a beautiful woman smiling or not. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• China
6 Mar 09
hello...i know that someone are different from the pictures and the realife. their smile are turns to be untrue on the pitures . we called this fake smile but it's not persons fault just the problem of the camera i think. i always do not take care of what expressions are just act myself everytime and now made some good pic ...good day.
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@sweetie1026 (1723)
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
I have a niece who does that. She is so camera shy that she get so uneasy infront of it, so she has a hard time smiling infront of it. I don't know why, but she really is not that ugly at all. In fact, she has a very lovely face that though she makes this fake smile she still looks pretty in pictures.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
6 Mar 09
My nephew is so like that!! He could be in the middle of a great laugh, but that camera comes out and BANG! it's the old photo-smile... I'll never figure it out. I like the candid shots if you can get them, when they're not paying attention. I don't care for posed shots at all.
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
6 Mar 09
My kids are all like that. The moment they see me holding the camera, they immediately stop and pose with a fake smile on their faces. It is a rare, but nice occassion when I catch them with their beautiful natural smiles on their faces.
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
6 Mar 09
What a lovely wife you have GrandpaBob. You should take more picture of her. She looks a whole lot prettier than the ice and snow pictures. You mentioned is their anyone in my family that hate to take pictures and have a fake smile. That would be me. When I smile my eyes closes. I don't like taking pictures.
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6 Mar 09
Hi GRANDPA BOB, She is very pretty and you must be very pround of her, as for me I haven't any children or grandkids but i have my niece and nephew who are twins and they will be 38 on March the 13th. Makes me feel old. Tamara
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@dragon54u (31631)
• United States
5 Mar 09
I hate it when they do that, you don't see the true person. I'm pretty good at sneaking photos when people aren't looking, though. (I hate having my picture taken, though, nobody has any of me.) I much prefer catching someone unawares.
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• United States
8 Mar 09
I hate people that put on a fake smile. Taking candid shots, not posed may catch her in a more natural smile.
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
7 Mar 09
At least your wife allows you to take her photo, BG. I run a mile if anyone comes near with a camera! We are a pretty unphotogenic family, except for my third daughter. The rest of us hate photos - in fact, on holiday once when the kids were little, I had to wheedle and plead and pay them 50c for each photograph I wanted to take! We ended up with a packet of very sullen looking kids - and we still laugh about it today, and say, 'Remember how we had to pay you for those photos ...'
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
6 Mar 09
There was a cousin of mine that no matter what was going on had to be goofing around..In just about every photo he has his tongue out.... This photo is very nice..and the little one seems to be hanging on for dear life....*smiles*
• Chile
6 Mar 09
hi there, the real key to find out if a smile is fake or not, is a technique based on a research made a lot of time ago. People when really smiles, smiles with the whole face, including eyes, cheeks, everything. The fake smiles are just with the mouth and cheeks, but believe me that the eyes are the key of a real smile.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
6 Mar 09
My husband doesn't like taking pictures ever. He said he looks strange when he is on the camera, but I have told him thousands time he looks very cute when he smile taking pictures.
• China
6 Mar 09
I think it's understandale to be nervous in front of a camera,for we wanna to be in the best.Personnally,I would keep a camera at hand to catch the very occasion when I go out with my family,my friends.I think it's the best way to take a picture of then naturally.
• Lubbock, Texas
6 Mar 09
I am that way. Occasionally someone gets a candid shot when I'm not looking, but you rarely see a full face photo of me with a genuine smile. When someone says "smile" muscles contract, but the "feeling" behind a smile isn't there. If you catch me just having a good time, you'll see the real thing.
@zhuhuifen46 (3486)
• China
6 Mar 09
I do not like the word "fake". Some people are not used to having a picture taken. That is why we say "cheese" to stur up a little bit. By practise, or by good conducting, they will feel better and more confident to give a genuine smile. I heard people working in service business, practising smiles by looking at the mirror. It is not an easy thing to do, esp. for those who usually appear serious in the public. I am ok in smiling if wearing a pair of glasses.