Alright. I admit it. I am currently just absolutely horrible at non-webcam self-portraiture. And frankly I’m sick of it and want to actively improve.
In an attempt to gauge my lack of talent, I took a few outfit posts over a few days. Results:
Yeah. No bueno. My immediate thoughts:
- I should have bought a DSLR with remote control when I had the chance. I’m having a pretty rough time building a healthy relationship with my camera.
- I need to learn to get my self-timer to focus correctly. I haven’t a clue how to do this. The camera focuses for every self-timed shot when I push the button, meaning that it either focuses on my very-close body as I stand in front of the camera to push the button, or the far-away background.
- I need to place the camera higher up, angled down. Which is pretty difficult without a tripod.
- I need to work on my poses. These four images were the least awkward of about 60 self-timed shots. For some reason, being in front of a still camera is just horrifying to me. My muscles tense and I just clam up.
- The hair. It needs more volume. And posture! I need some.
As for what I’m wearing:
- Top left: Mossimo dress from Target, last year; cowboy boots from some cheap online store; Mark bag via Plato’s Closet.
- Top right and bottom left: Vera Wang cardigan from Kohl’s last year; vintage dance leotard; booty shorts from a dance store; vintage garage sale re-mixed sheer skirt (made from a dress); thrifted shoes & belt.
- Bottom right: Thrifted straw hat; maternity tank from Target; thrifted Rocketdog shoes; thrifted skirt with a Japanese brand that I can’t read, thrifted belt.
I don’t know. I think that in general I’m a pretty neat person, but that just doesn’t shine through like I want it to in pictures. Do you guys have any tips for me?
Today’s giveaway from Sometimes Sweet is for these adorable oxford flats. I was pretty bummed to not have won yesterday, but a serial giveaway-enterer knows the key is persistence!