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One of the biggest challenges photographers face is trying to get a genuine smile from a subject. My son is one of those people who really struggles with looking natural in front of the camera.
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I took these pictures of him before his eighth grade dance. He was dressed up and looked very dapper. When I got the shot all ready to snap, his face looked like he was in pain. I managed to get him to laugh and then could snap the picture.
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Everything about the shot below is good except his smile. It looks s bit forced.
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I like this one better.
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The next two pictures were taken at the beach at a kayak dock. He did a little better for these. Maybe it was the more casual attire. 🙂
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