• A three second exposure meant that subjects had to stand very still to avoid being blurred, holding a smile for that period was tricky. As a result, we have a tendency to see our Victorian ancestors as even more formal and stern than they might have been.
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    • It was also because having your picture taken was seen as something really important, like having a portrait of you painted
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    • Not true about holding the smile, it was just seen as more proper to not smile
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    • I like how they just made some shit up and said "yeah that sounds right" only reason people didn't smile in photos is because photos were seen as a very serious thing at the time. I think almost anyone can smile for 3 sec
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    • That, and the fact they were more formal and stern.
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    • 3 second exposure? So people couldn't hold a smile for 3 seconds or am I misunderstanding this
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    • Like watching bloopers from old black and white movies. They act just like normal modern people, they laugh and joke and cuss themselves out for messing up their lines, but the films themselves make it look like people acted completely differently. It's all part of how we glorify and misunderstand
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    • You mean people back then weren’t all miserable and gloomy and depressed like how Hollywood portrayed them
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    • Yeah. Older generations had feelings. Wow. Yall are fucking stupid.
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    • Bitch I have to hold a smile for like a minute for group photos cuz everyone keeps fuckin moving and shit
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    • People mostly treated photography much like getting a portrait done of themselves back when it was first coming about, and the purpose of the portrait was almost entirely just to show your future family what you looked like, unless you were very wealthy.
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    • If I lived back then, I’d take a pic of me boning my wife doggy style, I’d make her stay still, and I’d thrust back and forth mad fast so the pic came out and my hips would be blurry as hell looking like I’m completely destroying that chick
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    • The first camera had a 3 second exposure
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    • Sad to say girls arent like that any more. Its more like "cOmE WAtCh mY OnLy FAnS"
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    • We must really have advanced if they couldn’t hold a smile for three seconds lol
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    • Who can’t smile for 3 seconds
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    • does anyone have more of these?
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    • I just held a smile for 6 seconds it hurt but it's not terrible
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    • That was part of the reason early on when exposure times were super long, in the mid 19th century camera exposure times could be 20 or more seconds. It also comes from the fact that having your picture taken was a formal event, and cameras were only owned and operated by professionals
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    • This is some bullshit they made up, pictures were originally seen as a formal thing
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    • Its actually because paintings took far longer and it actually was hard to hold a smile that long, so it became of symbol of wealth to not be smiling.
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