Since the new year, there's been an increase in self-portraits (different from selfies) on my IG feed. Some have been amazing and inspiring and so I thought I would give it a shot despite not having much patience for that type of photography. "That type" being the kind that requires a remote. And so I tried but the lack of natural light was hampering my progress and I gave up after two attempts.
Legit question: Is it "in" now (and I know saying that makes me sound old) to say that you are uncomfortable or shy in front of the camera? I know a lot of people and photographers really are but I don't understand the blogger/instagrammers who make this claim but their IG feeds are basically photos of themselves. One stated this and I seriously thought she was being sarcastic at first.
Speaking of Instagram, have you read this article? Confessions of an Instagram Influencer. Kind of eye-opening.
A photography blogger once wrote that those who use the strap that came with his/her camera are either amateurs or showing off which camera he/she has. (Have I already talked about this? I feel like I may be repeating myself.) What about the practical people who really don't care? I know there are more comfortable straps but I haven't taken the time to research and so I use the strap that came with my camera. Call me an amateur but go ahead and poll 100 random people on the street. How many even know what D750 means?
That's me on an average day. Most days, I don't wear makeup. There are days I dress nicer - like if Anna has an appointment. But for the most part, I'm dropping off/picking up the girls from school (in a big winter coat) or sitting in the dance lobby (in a big winter coat) or running errands (in a big winter coat.) Almost everyone else I know, who isn't dressed for work, dresses this way. It's the norm in the real world but sometimes, the online world looks totally different. I can't imagine wearing a silk blouse around the house all day while I do laundry and cook and clean. (I'm looking at you stay-at-home mom fashion bloggers.) I actually wear pajama pants when I'm at home - so comfy.
I was reading an article the other day about Whole 30 and I thought, Hey, maybe, and then quickly returned to eating my ice cream. I am eating better but I still believe in moderation. And ice cream. After many, many, many years, I started lifting weights again. I'm not loving it but I like the results so I'll suck it up. I've been running three times a week, very slowly trying to get back to three miles without that spot on my left leg flaring up.