Is closing your eyes in photos a problem?

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The camera flash, a beam of sunlight, or an unexpected sneeze: in the blink of an eye these things can ruin a perfectly good photo. So how do we ensure our eyes stay open in pictures when the camera or Mother Nature is fighting us šŸ˜µšŸ„Š? Plan!

Close your eyes.

Tell the cameraman to not snap the picture until the count of 1, 2, 3, at which point you open your eyes.

This shields the retina from intense lighting for a time leading up to the snapshot, so the felt-need to blink doesnā€™t happen to ruin your perfect photo. 

P.S.: In almost every family photo, my mom used to have her eyes closed. I started using this trick with her, and now she looks fantastic in her pictures all of the time!


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