Become More Photogenic by Knowing How Genuine Facial Expressions Feel

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Take a minute and try to imagine what you look like. Chances are the amount of detail you're able to conjure up in your mind's eye is about as detailed and accurate as a self portrait you made in grade school. When you're in a photo, however, you try to look good by replicating a visual memory. You know what a smile looks like, so you make one. The problem is, this doesn't work. You need to remember what a smile feels like and not how it looks. [Lifehacker]

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I don't think any amount of smile altering would make me become more photogenic. My whole face literally morphs! Like, my nose gets bigger and my lips get wider. Ugh! I stay away from cameras.