At this point, I know it’s obvious that I’m just getting started with this whole “I’m a blogger” persona. There’s many skills that I’m no where near mastering yet and that’s okay, because it’s a learning experience. Aside from the technical aspects of having a blog that I know very little about, I know I need to work on getting those poses just a little more “natural-looking.”
If someone has a camera, and we’re out and about, I’m all over that. I have my signature smile and pose…you know, head tilted to one side, a big smile that shows the top row of teeth and usually one hand on my hip. Oh. That’s essentially the first picture I have in this post. Typical!
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with having a good smile/pose ready to strike whenever there happens to be a camera. It’s how you manage to have more good pictures than bad floating around the internet. That’s what I tell myself, anyway.
This is why I had a lot of trouble the other day at work, when a couple colleagues borrowed me for a photo shoot. We’re launching a new website and they needed a volunteer for the main page. For these pictures, I was told to look off to the side, rather than into the camera. While it was okay to smile, it wasn’t supposed to look posed.
I can’t even tell you how difficult that was for me. I haven’t seen the final picture they’re using, but I can almost guarantee that I’ll hate it!
And now, some posed pictures of my outfit from that day…
Sweater: Aerie (old)
Skirt: J. Crew Factory
Booties: Brown’s Shoes