Today, I want to share with you one of the first and also most important things I ever learned from blogging: taking a picture.
There have been so many times where I’ve put together what I think is a nice little outfit and thought to myself, “Hmm. Maybe I’ll put this on the blog!” So I go out and haul out the camera, snap a few pictures, take a look at what I’ve done, and then…immediately change. Immediately.
Apparently, over the years, my brain has automatically been adjusting my reflection to include longer legs, narrower shoulders and a whole litany of other fictions whenever I’ve looked in the mirror. I know this to be true, as it is the only explanation for a slew of photos from the last decade where some bizarre outfit choices were made.
So now if I’m trying out something different, I’ll snap a picture!
Here’s my favorite perch to take pictures on – my bathtub at home. Yes, I’m exposing my messy bathroom to all of you. Mr. Feather isn’t a fan of this technique as I’m always on my toes and he’s afraid I’m going to tip over (which has happened). However, it’s a short fall down and I love the bright lighting! I am still convinced the pants in this photo make me look extra stumpy but they are so comfortable that I may choose not to care.
Also, please be aware that if you do start using your phone to take photos as I do, your albums will soon be filled with narcissistic tributes to yourself…occasionally I forget about this. A friend was looking through our Singita safari photos on my phone the other day and soon came across a series of myself in failed maxi skirt attempts. “Who are you??” he said. “Cher Horowitz? You don’t rely on mirrors?”
That’s exactly right! If only I had paid better attention to Clueless so many years ago.
How about all of you…are you guilty of the photo check? Does the mirror ever trick you (and does your camera always tell the truth)?