Trauscht Media Blog

Don't Smile!

Posted by Preston Trauscht on Jan 10th 2016

When I was in school my favorite teachers and mentors would tell me to never, ever ask your subject to smile.When they told me this I was initially lost, after all who doesn't want a smiling portrait, were these people stuck in the 1800's?! As it turned out they knew something I didn't know.That is they knew to ask themselves why they were taking the photograph. Rather than simply capturing a smile, they told a story with their photographs. Not every portrait requires a smile and your subjects c
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