So you find a 25-year-old photo of you and your siblings and you're hit with an urge: Let's recreate this, except now we're all older! Here are 10 tips to ensure this photo comes out just the way you want.
1) Match the background. If your car wasn't lingering in the back for the first photo, don't leave it there this time.
2) Abandon all hope that your present or future will ever be as good as your past. Truly believe that your best moments occurred in the past and that happiness can only be obtained by recreating moments that already happened.
3) Match your outfit. If you don't fit into your original clothing, then match colors. It doesn't have to be perfect.
4) On paper, list your regrets that have brought you to this moment. If you see "staying in a loveless relationship" or "not going to enough baseball games" or "skipping trivia nights for no reason even though I love trivia," then you're on the right track!
5) Match the lighting. If pic #1 was on a sunny day, then an updated shot in the rain just won't look the same.
6) Tell yourself other people are very interested in seeing photos from your childhood.
7) Match your levels: in pic #1, who's taller? Who's closer to the camera?
8) Forget all the other photo recreations you've seen on Facebook. This activity only works if you act like you thought of this idea.
9) Take several photos. On the first one, people try too hard to match the original pose and lose the "natural" feeling.
10) In your life, always turn down opportunities to do things that would actually make good photographs: skydiving, performing, or leaving your house, for example.