Friday, September 2, 2016

Is This Thing On? 5 Fitness Photo Bloopers

It's FRIYAY! It's a holiday weekend! Let's get this party started!

As a follow-up to last week's post on taking photos for Instagram, I thought it might be fun to look at the things that can go wrong when taking fitness photos. Some blunders are glaringly obvious, but other boo-boos can be more subtle. As always, view your pictures with a critical eye. Before I share a picture on social media, I always like to ask myself: "is this something I'd want to look at?"

5 Fitness Photo Bloopers


RBF
Is my running b**ch face a blooper? I think so. Sometimes I forget to smile. There's so much to think about when I'm taking a selfie. There's timer issues, phone position, sun position...Note to self: running is fun. Remember to smile!

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I originally shot this for the SKINS campaign.
I did like the tights, even though you can't tell from my face! Maybe they were too tight?
My Middle Name is Grace
Not really. But I'd can't hide my blunders from the camera. I shared last week that a lot of my yoga poses are actually captured on video, from which I grab a screen shot. So naturally, I have it ALL: the good, the bad, and the ugly. I'm not shy about posting my falls and here's one from last winter while I was attempting a headstand.
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Thankfully I had a lot of layers on to soften the landing. But look at that sunrise!
The Evil Sun
In my post last week, I talked about the difficulties you can encounter with sunrise and sunset photos. This picture, taken on Anna Maria Island in Florida, pretty much sums it up. It's like the sun is mocking me. "You can't catch me" is what it seems to be saying. Or maybe something more foul? Like "tourist, go home"? At any rate, the sun looks plain evil on this sunset shot. Nice sky and clouds, though!
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A message from above?
Sometimes the filters don't work out so well.
Steam Powered
Look closely. Is it a cloud from above? Or below? Yes, it was cold this day but I don't think I was steaming in only one spot! Full disclosure: it really is a cloud. I couldn't have planned this picture if I tried. This picture was a good reminder to study my pictures very closely before posting them. I have used this picture but did some creative editing on that offensive cloud. Snapseed has a healing tool. A little prevention goes a long way. I don't want to be a meme.

5 Fitness Photo Bloopers
Smokin' hot after some speed work?
The Photobomber
You all know I love me some Cocoa in my pictures. My little pup just can't be too far from me. I've caught her imitating my yoga poses multiple times. Apparently, she was inspired by my chair pose, which is a type of squat. Here she decided to squat too. Hers was a little more productive than mine...

5 Fitness Photo Bloopers
I have nothing to add.
Have you unintentionally captured funny images when taking a fitness selfie? Have you photobombed anyone? Or been photobombed?

I'm linking this post up with the DC Trifecta of Courtney, Mar, and Cynthia for their Friday Five!



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  1. Oh, man, I almost spewed my coffee out at the last one! Hilarious!

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    1. Saving the best for last! Oh that pup...

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  2. Cocoa says LOOK AT ME MA! Ermegerd I der yerga!

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    1. I couldn't have captured that if I tried!

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  4. haha... I am always watching out for my dogs in the background. ESPECIALLY in the yard :)
    that cloud... that is THE BEST.

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  5. I need to do this for my fashion photos... seems like there are 10 TERRIBLE ones for every good one! haha! Great post.

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  6. I would never have noticed the steaming cloud if you didn't point it out. Hilarious.

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    1. Thank god I noticed it! What if I hadn't ?LOL!

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  7. I don't take a lot of fitness selfies, but what I hate is when I turn my camera on and it is in selfie mode and I see my tired, haggard, resting bitch face in my phone! It's always so unexpected!

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  8. You take the best pics!!!! Keep them coming.

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    1. It's fun to see the bad ones too! Cracks me up every time.

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  9. LOL this is great! The cloud! So funny! Once, I was on a bus for a race and the ladies in front of me were taking a selfie and I was right in the middle of it so I smiled! They didn't notice until they looked at the picture and then they turned around and laughed!

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    1. That's hilarious! I"ve photobombed people at races before. I'm sure I'm in all kinds of group photos..

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  10. I try not to photobomb, but when we lived in Waikiki it was impossible! My husband says most of my selfie grins are grimaces. Like you said, too many things to concentrate on.

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  11. She is in the back yard. She knows what to do :)

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  12. LOL! I love this! It is nice when we can sit back and laugh at ourselves- yes, running is FUN!!!

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    1. Everyone else is laughing, I may as well join in!

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  13. I like that picture of the sunset! And I would have not given the cloud pictures second thought !

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  14. That pic it of you and Cocoa is too funny.

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    1. Can you even believe it? Oh, that dog...

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  15. Love the cloud photo. Photos bloopers are always a fun topic.

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  16. These were fun - especially being photobombed by Cocoa :)

    Do you use a tripod for your pics or just prop up your phone?

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    1. I just prop up my phone with whatever is handy. Yesterday I used a stick as a tripod...

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  17. Cocoa makes an EPIC appearance! Hahaha :) I thought the sunset shot looked great.

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    1. The sunset was just weird to me...how the heck did that happen?

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  18. LOL you are so funny! I always immediately delete the photos that I think are fails. Fun!

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    1. Actually, I do too, but some are too good to delete!

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  19. I usually have a bunch of terrible photos whenever I try to use the self-timer. Nothing too funny though, mostly just not being at all ready for the camera and making a weird face.

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    1. I've gotten so much better at the selfies. But not always...

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  20. I love how your bloopers are still these amazing, graceful photos. Okay maybe not the one where you fell, but whatever. Still beautiful! You're so funny.

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    1. That's what makes them bloopers...I'm trying to take a good picture but you know...something happens...LOL

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  21. You do bloopers almost as well as you do capture great sun pictures. Both of theses posts were interesting. I'm still trying out snapseed. I have more apps to do with photos on my phone than any thing else!

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    1. I think it's important to get comfortable with one or 2 apps and work with them. It's easy to get sucked into all the photo editing apps out there!

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  22. omg the pic with cocoa is THE BEST! love it!

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    1. Isn't it funny? I smile every time I look at it! She's a character.

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  23. Awesome! LOVE LOVE LOVE the cloud one!!

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  24. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!! I LOVE seeing the outtakes, this is HILARIOUS!!! The "steaming" photo and Cocoa doing her business are my favorites. TOO FUNNY!!!!!!!

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  25. Those last two are so funny! Cola is always photobombing me, and sometimes my cats.

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  26. I must say, you do have a very cute photobomber. Cocoa is adorable!

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  27. I don't think I ever got an actual comment in this "comment section..." (my bad) That opening photo of you staring (cock-eyed LOL) at the camera and thinking, "Is this thing on?" had me laughing out loud in the truck on Friday as we made our way to PA. I have an arsenal of similar pics...and several have my forearm blocking my face because I'm tuning on the timer (HA! I only think I'm turning on the timer). Thanks for the laughs ;-)

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    1. Usually I get shots of me squatting down to check the camera... I have more of those than I care to count!

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  28. I love the sun pic actually, LOL!! And the one with the steam cloud nearly made me spit out my coffee, LOL~

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    1. I didn't notice it at first, but I'm glad I finally did!

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