Chris Marquardt

Episode 1006 (1:20:47)

Chris Marquardt

Today's photo myth is that saying "cheese" produces the perfect smile. It doesn't. It looks artificial. Leo says it makes people's smile look strained. Everyone has their photography face, and telling someone to be natural is even worse. Chris says that doing 1-2-3 produces another phoney result. Announcing that you're taking a picture is also not the best. Chris recommends shooting when they don't think you're going to. Shoot a lot of shots in burst mode. Do something funny to make them smile. If you have to count 1-2-3, shoot on two, when they aren't expecting it.

Don't forget our current assignment - Wet! Take a photo of, about or otherwise concerning the concept of "wet" and then post it to the Tech Guy Group on Flickr. Make sure to tag it with the word 'wet' as well! If Chris likes it, it could end up on our next photo segment!

Check out this site which shows how celebrities use the same expression every time they're photographed.