Q: How do you pull off the perfect pose without ruining the picture with squinty eyes when you “over smile”.
A: You need to control the over smile so that your eyes don’t look squinty. This can be achieved by practicing in the mirror. The smile can look large without altering every other feature on the face. Try smiling at different degrees until you find the level which you feel you look as happy as you would like without loosing the eyes. You may feel this is “fake” smiling, however even when you go to a professional photographer you have a moment to prepare when he says,”say cheese”. So don’t look at it as faking, but as preparation for a good presentation.