October 02, 2008 8:45am A smile??? A smile is the most important human element of a photograph when working with people. Smiles are extremely important when producing portraits, especially showing teeth to form a perfect smile. However, with glamour photography, a smile takes a whole new role--the teeth are not the most important part of the smile.
In glamour photography, a smile doesn't come from the teeth, it comes from the corner of the eyes and mouth in direct harmony with each other. The eyes, in conjunction with the facial expression of the lips, makes the photograph smile, and invokes reaction from the viewer. Proof of this concept is found in the great painting of the Mona Lisa.