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Why people didn’t smile in olden days.

2020-04-27T17:29:09-04:00April 27th, 2020|art photography, Daguerreotype, Family portraits, fine-art photography, History of photography|

As I sit around at home during this quiet time, I got to thinking about why people didn't smile in old photos. In the old days, cameras were slow and a single exposure would be several seconds long. If anyone moved, the photograph would be blurry, so as a result, everyone had to stay very still. This resulted in portraits having everyone in an unnaturally stiff pose, and it's why we think of people in [...]