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How to get a natural smile from kids?

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May 04, 2010 18:56 |  #1

What are your tricks to get kids to smile quickly? This will be for dance classes, both group and individuals. They need to keep in a proper dance pose at the same time they smile, and with only a few seconds per photograph. Do you have any tricks? I would appreciate the assistance.....last year I often asked what ice cream they liked, while made them smile, they became animated and "lost" the pose.

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May 04, 2010 19:11 |  #2

Keep them relaxed and generally happy. Try to think out and set up the group shots as much as possible before getting the kids into position. Bring a rabbit's foot? :lol:

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May 04, 2010 19:15 |  #3

This may sound dumb, but it sometimes works in a pinch with younger kids. Have them say "hi" instead of "cheese" - usually results in a more natural smile! (Just make sure you snap at the very end of the "hi" or you'll have a wide open mouth!)

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