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Monday, 4 February 2013

How Not To Take Photos For Your Blog (Or: FUUUUUUUUU…)

Last week I did what I thought was a really pretty look for a night out so naturally, I went to snap a few photos. Of course, in blogging land, “a few photos” is at least fifty. Loading up my memory card today, I was expected to be greeted with a couple of decent pictures at least to share with you all! Er, no:

fuuuuu

le sigh

faaaaail

fail

I can’t be the ONLY one that this happens to. Please tell me I’m not the only one!

Anyway, this is the ONE even half decent picture I managed to take, and I don’t know what’s going on with my massive hair, and my lipstick looks all skewwhiff.  I even edited out my spot in rage, which I don’t normally bother to do. Ah, well. *I* know it was a pretty look!

fuck it thatll do

Eyes: Maybelline Color Tattoos in Pomegranate Punk and Pink Gold, OCC Loose Colour Concentrate in Triptych, Inglot neutral shadows  (can’t remember which, but matte chocolate browns), Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Perversion.
Cheeks: Beauty UK Peaches and Cream, Illamasqua Emerge
Lips: Silk Naturals Nectar

16 comments:

  1. It totally happens to me, there will be fluff or mu where it shouldn't be orrrrr dry skin you can't see till it's far too late

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    1. Sneaky invisible fallout, lipstick on the teeth, or my favourite, when I did an amazing look and forgot to put mascara on after taking 127328472 photos.

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  2. I totally have to take like 30 photos to get 3-4 good enough ones :D

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    1. I should keep a tally of how many I take to get the good ones!

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  3. Nope you're not, i am glad if i get a few pics right out of a kazillion....and not having daylight at 7 in the morning is not helping either.....

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    1. I know! When I get a creative bug in winter it's like... eh. I still play, but it's harder when you can't take any photos to get feedback!

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  4. Gotta take a hundred to get one that's usable!!

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  5. This happens to me all the time. Sometimes I just say "fuck it, I'm posting anyway", and sometimes you never ever see products or looks because all the pictures were just too depressing.

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  6. Such a funny but realistic and true post. Made me laugh as this is me all the time literally jut uploading a picture because I've taken about 100 already z

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  7. When I look in the mirror, I can see my eyes are above my nose and my lips are below my nose. When I have a camera in my hand, I may as well have never seen a human face before because it's shots up my nose, in my ear, charming shots of my moustache, oh, and there's the ceiling! I have to take about 200 shots to get a few 'good' ones. Gaaaaaaahhhhh! Glad it's not just me. xx

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  8. Blogging is simply harder work in winter - unless you have a permanent mini studio with lighting etc, which I don't have...therefore I have a lack of EOTD posts recently, which I love to do, but am loathed to put up when the photography sucks!

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  9. You are not alone. I loathe taking pictures of myself. I like to think I look pretty normal in real life. If not normal than human. Yet on camera I look like an alien from a very old Star Trek series.

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  10. I take terrible pics - OH is a photog and he can't make me look good either.

    The one pic I did manage to get of my own eye looked great until I uploaded it and it was focused on the lashes instead of the actual eye look. Buggerit. Still put it up.

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  11. I do this all the time. Even when I think I've got a decent one, when I upload it I often discover that it's crap, or at least not good enough. Hence the lack of EOTDs on my blog. It's even worse in winter with the lack of natural daylight to use.

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  12. Nope , you're not the only one ! It's hard to make a crisp picture . I'm happy if i have 10 good pic's from the 50 i take :-)

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  13. I take like a trillion pictures most of the time and as you have seen, I'm still usually making a stupid face in the very best of the pictures and half of them are still blurry or crappy. I am just terrible at photography! I am glad to read that I'm not the only one who has this issue!!

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