Instagram. Nee. 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 res instagram
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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
ancestors as even more formal and stern than
they might have been.
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#1 - monswine (08/28/2014) [+] (1 reply)
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#3 - GEARBOY ONLINE (08/28/2014) [+] (4 replies)
aw c:
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User avatar #7 - hadrian (08/28/2014) [+] (2 replies)
American Civil war era cameras took up to 60 seconds, which is part of the reason the only battlefield pictures we have are of the aftermath.
User avatar #5 - mrvalane ONLINE (08/28/2014) [+] (4 replies)
3 seconds is difficult to stand still?
#12 - icameheretotroll (08/28/2014) [-]
That is adorable
That is adorable
#19 - kafudamapla (08/28/2014) [+] (3 replies)
#14 - hardongo ONLINE (08/28/2014) [-]
they look so cute togheter
they look so cute togheter
#13 - nekaz (08/28/2014) [+] (1 reply)
must hide face from demonic soul stealing machine
is there such thing as a non-demonic soul stealer?
inb4 women
#26 - thetallbeverage (08/28/2014) [-]
Also because up until modern times, smiling in photographs or paintings was considered radical.    
   
Mark Twain wrote "A photograph is a most important document, and there is nothing more damning to go down to posterity than a silly, foolish smile caught and fixed forever"   
   
But they are cute pictures.
Also because up until modern times, smiling in photographs or paintings was considered radical.

Mark Twain wrote "A photograph is a most important document, and there is nothing more damning to go down to posterity than a silly, foolish smile caught and fixed forever"

But they are cute pictures.
#25 - ltbuttstrong ONLINE (08/28/2014) [+] (1 reply)
#2 - learmy (08/28/2014) [+] (1 reply)
User avatar #18 to #2 - lilnuggetbob (08/28/2014) [-]
This is not edgy, edgy is when someone makes fun of someone else's suffering/dieing and acts like its casual, to make them look hardcore.
User avatar #6 - bonlino (08/28/2014) [+] (2 replies)
i dont think 3 seconds is that hard, really. but it is kind of awkward to stand there for 3 seconds smiling to what seems like a black lump with a lens poking out the front.
User avatar #15 to #6 - xtwinblade ONLINE (08/28/2014) [-]
you had to be perfectly still for those 3 seconds. just moving a centimeter would make your face blurry and distorted in the picture.
#34 - koitis (08/29/2014) [-]
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User avatar #42 to #38 - gigglesthegreat (08/29/2014) [-]
OP's bottom pictures would have happened within the span of only a few seconds, and are, for the most part, correctly exposed. So yes, these are in three or less seconds. During Victorian era photography, the time for exposure was dramatically decreased from minutes to seconds.
#30 - mshine (08/29/2014) [-]
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#17 - mangse ONLINE (08/28/2014) [-]
That last picture.
That last picture.
User avatar #37 - midnightdove (08/29/2014) [-]
That is adorable.
#8 - anonymous (08/28/2014) [-]
This just makes me happy
#4 - kristofe (08/28/2014) [-]
that magic light box will steal your soul.
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