Lose the Squint in Family Portraits

January 07, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

How many times have we seen it? It's a beautiful, sunny day. The family took a lot of time to get ready for their big family photo session. The ladies had their hair done, the makeup applied just right. The little girls dresses are, for the time being, stain free and vibrant. The young boys hair is finally laying down and the stick-um-ups are finally tamed. The dad has his best shirt perfectly pressed, freshly shaved and hair cut to perfection. Can you see it? The perfect Norman Rockwell scene. Except for one thing. Oh no! The photo is ruined! What happened? Why does everyone look like that? WHY IS EVERYONE SQUINTING!!!

If you want to avoid the horrible and dreaded squint in your next family picture you simply need to do one thing. Face away from the sun! Everyone thinks the sun lights your face. Not True! Exposure lights your face. Most smart phones and just about all decent cameras have exposure compensation. Yes, the background will be blown out, but you're not taking a landscape Portrait! You're taking a family portrait! So expose for the face and the sun will give you a beautiful rim light in your daughters golden locks. Try it! You can thank me later:)

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