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stephanie-isms: i suck at photography …

I’m sitting here, reflecting on my post yesterday.

I’ve come to a revelation about myself: I like the idea of having cameras. I like the idea of Photoshop. I like the idea of producing eye-catching photos suitable for The Sartorialist.

But I suck at photography.

Thank goodness for Instagram and its magic miracle filters and the ability to point a phone camera or my iPod camera at a slightly higher angle to make me look thin … ’cause that’s my only saving grace.

I have no clue about clean lines, framing, or even ensuring that details are enhanced (good details – like natural halo lighting around my hair) or hidden from sight (bad details like my messy home in the background). Who in their right mind would allow me to own a camera and write a blog to inspire beauty? Shame on you Henry’s for selling it to me … shame on you Internet for making blogging so accessible …

Anyway, the point is, while I love the idea of taking pictures to share, I realize, I don’t always think the photo-taking process through. Case in point:

I’m freaking still in my robe and have a turban on my head …
What is that black thing peeking out over my shoulder …
There are scratches on my wall which tells you that I’m behind on home repairs …
And who invited Optimus Prime? (Can you spot him?)

or …

Making faces is my thing – its the only way I feel comfortable in front of the camera but:

Doesn’t it look like I’m missing a tooth, possibly teeth ….
Seriously, what IS that over my shoulder …
Really? I couldn’t pass a comb through my hair before this pic …

or …

here’s a picture that shows the face well but:

Am I in the kitchen or am I in the family room …
I am STILL in a bathrobe …
I STILL have NOT combed my hair …
WOAH! that’s a little too close …
and despite looking at previous images, it still didn’t click in that maybe I should stand against one wall for uniformity …

There you go. I am NOT a photographer. 

So much so, that when I went to turn my camera around to view my pictures … I accidentally snapped this photo:

I can’t even control my camera. And look – there is a mirror RIGHT THERE … you think I would have seen what my hair looked like, right?

Le sigh. For pictures that will look good regardless … follow me on Instagram.

-s-

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