This one starts with a story. A few days ago, I posted my vacation photos on Facebook.
My mom commented, “you are so pretty”.
I replied, “aww, thanks, Mom!”
Then she replied, “I don’t think I have ever seen a bad picture of you”.
Aww. Isn’t my mom a sweetheart? I thought (although, didn’t reply)… “Of course you’ve never seen a bad picture of me!”
And do you know why? No, it’s not because I’m actually stunningly beautiful or have a photographer as a husband. I’ll let you in on my secret:
You see, the internet is a tricky place. It’s easy to get lulled into thinking that your friends are constantly on vacation or that everyone else has a photographer on staff to snap shots of their latest finished object. But, it’s not so. We all occasionally look like a hen took up roost in our hair.
And as for project photos… man, I take some awful ones! I once heard a photographer say that the trick to photography isn’t necessarily taking good pictures (although, you have to do that too!), but taking lots of pictures.
For example, this week, I sewed lots of project bags, and I was working to get a lovely shot of me opening and closing the bag. In the end, I grabbed some good ones:
For those 2 good ones, there were LOTS of bad ones. Like this one:
It’s actually quite difficult to snap a shot of yourself using both hands to open a bag! This one’s blurry and not even getting the bag in the shot!
So what I’m saying is this: think your FO photos are icky? Don’t despair! Just take more of them! Don’t get lulled into thinking the rest of us are nabbing that ‘perfect shot’ on the first try… it takes oodles!
If you want to see more great finished items… make sure to visit Tami’s Amis blog, the organizer of this great FO Friday theme!
I hope you have an awesome and craft-filled weekend! Be sure to check back tomorrow to see what exciting new craft I’ll get into on Craft School Saturday!