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07-19-2010, 05:45 AM   #1
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"Say Cheese!" But what else do you say?

This just occurred to me while writing another post.

In America, the photographer's command for his subjects to smile has been "Say cheese" since the days of the Brownie.

What do people in other countries and with other languages say? Do you have a similar cliche like this?

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My brothers friench wife uses 'Fromage'..
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My brothers friench wife uses 'Fromage'..
That's interesting--that it's still "cheese."
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That's interesting--that it's still "cheese."
Yep, I'm not sure if it's her joke or that's what she did before coming to the United States but that's what she's done for as long as I remember.

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Actually, anything with a long "E" sound because it tends to draw the lips into a smile (especially if the subject is cooperative).
Pepsi, Whisky, etc....
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Hi,
The other way to make people smile is to ask them to say "cucumber".
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At our wedding, the photographer used "peaches"
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I use " say *****!"

Works every time.

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edit: c'mon Pentax forums, I can't use the P word for male genitals? Really?

edit 2: I also use "say boobies!"

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"Yeah" will create a smile, especially if said with enthusiasm. I like "*****," though, that's funny.
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It only works once, but if I'm taking a big group picture, I'll count past three and by 4 or 5 people get the joke and smile or start laughing.
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In Korea it's "say Kimchi~"
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I talk to people when I'm shooting them (portraits)
makes them comfortable and you can come up with very natural poses..

for others I say "Oh ****!"
then people will be surprised haha!!
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It's not so much what the subject says, but what the photographer says / does to evoke the smile. Let your imagination run wild with that one.
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This line from The Mask works really well for kids under five: "Not the keys, the cheese!". They can't stop repeating it, so you get lots of opportunities.
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It's not so much what the subject says, but what the photographer says / does to evoke the smile. Let your imagination run wild with that one.
I understand that, but I was curious if like in Chinese, the word they typically used translated into something funny for some of us. Like, our "cheese" was their "toilet bowl!"
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