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?"
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!
|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?
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.
|Thankfully I had a lot of layers on to soften the landing. But look at that sunrise!|
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!
|A message from above?|
Sometimes the filters don't work out so well.
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.
|Smokin' hot after some speed work?|
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...
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I'm linking this post up with the DC Trifecta of Courtney, Mar, and Cynthia for their Friday Five!