How to Pose a Photo

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Another fine comic. I've been reading for a while, but never commented.Ii just couldn't hold back this time. "being punched by a short guy". Great stuff. Keep it up.

February 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterquesito

A friend's mother was trying to take a photo of her husband. "C'mon," she complained," don't just stand there, get into focus!"

Shouldn't it be "How to Pose FOR a Photo" ?

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScriptdaemon

"Hold still, Homer. Don't squirm."

"I am holding still. I am squirming."

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAtheismo

"What is a smile but a grimace of happiness?" - haha. And a little true, sometimes.

Why does this not have a random button? Something to think about for the next update. Long time reader! Love the comic!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter;

oh, what can i say about this? brilliant? ingenious? no~ you must hear them all the time!
then i will compliment on the newest (perhaps?) picture of you in the last panel: it's BRILLIANT and the face on that pic is INGENIOUS! i mean i like it a lot ~8)

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkalousx

'Squirming and grimacing' is funny. Nice one, Scott.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCeri

'grimace of happiness' would be a good name for a rock band...or at least their debut album.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterinsomniac

Shouldn't it be "How to Pose for a Photo"?

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJDspeeder1

"I don't put my fist under my jaw when I'm thinking. Unless I'm thinking about what it'd feel like to be punched by a short guy."


March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdam S.

I think you may have created a great shirt slogan:
"A smile is just a grimace of happiness"

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGeekoid

yes, Scott - well done . . . that picture surely shall haunt my dreams tonight . . .

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIzzy

So true! If I am looking to the camera, the photo is terrible! I really need to practice posing for pictures.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMateus

No, it should NOT be "for a photo". Poseurs.

March 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjeric

Four panels, four great punchlines. (But only one that's actually about being punched.)

March 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercsrster

Best photos are those that are not posed for!

March 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKay

So, uh, why did you want a picture of Rick in the first place? Maybe as a warning to those who don't know him yet?

March 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

No. Rick is posing for a photo. Scott is guiding the person posing for the photo, which is called posing the photo. A slightly less confusing title might be "How to get someone to pose for a photo," but this title is not incorrect.

March 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLockeZ

When we first adopted our younger son (he was five at the time), he had not been exposed to a lot of social/cultural touchstones - like having his photograph taken. For the first year or so, when we would take a photo, he would grimace like Ric. It always reminded me of a SF short story, featuring a more-realistically depicted Superman-type superhero; he was described at one point as 'doing that thing with the muscles in his face that would make humans think he was smiling'.

The 'NGAAH!' was perfect, by the way.

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

It's not "How to Pose FOR a Photo" because he's not the one getting his picture taken. This is how to pose (or compose) your subject in a photo. Hence his directing Rick on how to pose.

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfrzndaqiri

Hi, I used to be able to click through to Amazon in the UK, am I missing something or has that facility now gone?

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMike Brown

I think the title, "How to Pose a Photo" is as correct as "How to Pose For a Photo." Mark is using "pose" as a verb meaning "to compose." Like posing a question, you can, indeed, pose a photo.

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBonzoGal

You should do one on, 'How to resist pushing the big red button.' It's mostly a problem kids have, but as adults we still come across new gadgets and get tempted!

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLong-time-fanz

Commenting days after the fact... actually, funny story. I had switched web browsers and lost my links and forgot about this amazing webcomic. Now I'm reading through what I've missed backwards and oh my god. Everything is so hilarious. My roommate probably thinks I'm crazy because I keep laughing just constantly reading these comics. Scott, you have such a great sense of humor.

May 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMystrana

ahahaha I can't stop laughing, this thing is made of pure gold!

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrena
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