Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Why I Do Not Make Outfit Posts.

I am a bit "meh" about putting myself dressed in outfits online because, well, I live in a smaller city full of scary people who do act freaky and stalker-like (especially the men) if they have seen your photo online and then recognize you in public.

They seem to think this means you are some sort of porn star that you are posting your photos online so, of course, you are desperate so will give them your phone number and maybe meet up with them for a hook-up. So not my thing.

That is the first reason why I don't do outfit posts. Which may change when I move to a big city where I can be a bit more "anonymous" due to the dense population big cities have.

The second reason?

I am crap at self portraits and always have awful expressions in photos if I put the camera on a tripod after setting the timer. I frown, make weird faces, have my hands in weird positions, etc as I wonder if the timer is ever going to finish counting down and take the photo. Then it may not look good so I have to fuss with the set-up to try again. Definitely not something I want to spend time on.

The third reason?

No one I encounter every day can take a photo worth a damn. I tried to get my mum to take a photo of my outfit today. All the photos were blurry and at a bad angle since I am 5'9" while she is 5'4". Can you say "shooting up my nose and distorted body due to this"? I knew you could.

Having my mum take my photo resulted in this:

Note the drive-by blur of Siamese cat who had to get in the photo at the last second.

That was the best result from that "try-out" of taking an outfit photo.

Enough said.


WendyB said...

What? You're not a porn star? How disappointing. I have the same photography problems. Am bad at self-portraits and everyone I know SUCKS at taking pictures.

Kati said...

I'm the one talking..while I'm not really taking photos of myself either, for similar reasons.... However, sometimes I do experiment and I think that's also part of the fun and just a legit portrait as anything else, one of the greatest things about digital photography.

the iron chic said...

Self timer and your special-patented-photo-face.
Work on it...we all have one. Only one side of my face is photogenic.

SnapandPrint said...

Seriously, I have zero patience for self-timers and getting that right. There are other things I would rather do than photograph myself.