We had some friends over for dinner a few nights ago, and the conversation meandered to a discussion of if, as conventional wisdom holds, "things...Read More
That’s Fit is a fitness and nutrition blog in the AOL network, and one of my blog posts about how to pose for photos is now live.
If I’d been writing the story for my blog, I would have added a Tip #11: Always take two photos: a nice one and a mean one. Sure, the nice ones are sweet and smiley… but the mean photos are always better, see?
The trick is to follow all the suggestions in my That’s Fit article, except the one about smiling. Instead, replace your smile with an intimidating scowl.
I perfected my mean look during my Roller Derby days. Here’s what you need to do: Close your mouth, bite down with your back teeth, slightly narrow your eyes (like you’re hearing something that makes you really angry… like someone defending a high-carb, low-fat diet), and then tilt your chin either up a bit (to show you’re out of patience) or down (to show you’re on to the game).
There you, go! You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch.