The Simple Secret to Guaranteed (Real!) Smiles in Your Vacation Photos

couple-jumping.jpgWe’ve seen your vacation albums.

You and your brother/mother/significant other, squinting in the sun and staring glumly at the camera, pleading for it to go off.

What if we told you that there’s a magic word that will make any posed photograph leap off the page? Four magic letters that will bring a smile to the most tightly pursed lips?


Yes, jump. Don’t believe us? Check out the Jump Project for proof: gleaming mid-air grins from Vegas to New Zealand, Moscow to the Moab.

The project’s curator puts it simply, “It’s been a long time since any of us jumped for anything… jumping makes people smile.”

Jump Project Gallery
[via reader Adam Varga]