Finished Blue BeretHonestly, what does a girl have to do around here to get a decent picture? With my blue beret hot off the needles, I was ready for a final picture to post on the blog and on Ravelry. My eldest tried to take a decent picture, but he's only 9 and did his best.
Not bad, but blurry
Then my husband tried, but his attempts were followed by mocking laughter (some of it from me and then some of it from him at my frustration--all in good fun).
Side ViewDoes this happen to you? Do you find yourself being a little too critical about how you look in photos? And when did I get "older"? Seriously, there are wrinkles I don't remember seeing before? Maybe my photographic standards have changed. Or I need a really good filter--Ha!
Through experimentation and lots of trial and error, I've improved loads as a photographer (at least I think I have). Sadly, the same cannot be said of everyone else in the family (and to be fair, the camera is mine and I'm the only one who's read the manual). By default, that makes me the official photographer at family events or during the holidays. The corollary being that I often don't get to be in the pictures. Even when it is time for someone else to take pictures, they may not be as thoughtful in choosing the best light, the right angle . . . well, you get the picture (sorry for the bad pun).
It's not easy being a self-critical photo-taking, crafty blogger.