One stock picture library I use, constantly requests pictures of people smiling. It's quite easy to get moody, thoughtful, or sad emotions in photos. However, to get a good natural smiling happy shot, is not easy. What may work for one person doesn't work for another. I think with this shot, I almost insulted the models choice of clothes, which she found quite amuzing, another, perhaps not so. I also prefer shots with good eye contact, mainly because with my work as a press photographer, it will help you sell more pictures. So I struggle to get non-eye contact images that I like. This shot however, I like.
On another note, I've started a blog over on blogger/blogspot, which is great, and some people that I follow on shutterchance have found me and left comments. While I like blogger, I notice that replying to a comment isn't the same as shutterchance and it may appear rude if people think I'm ignoring them. I'm not! I like all constructive comments, even thought I may not like it, negative comments are welcome, someone may spot something or make a suggestion I'd not thought of.
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