Monday, November 1, 2010

i'm not a model

every time i post a picture of myself on this blog, or on the two birds page, i feel a little silly. i don't know how models do it. i think i look silly posing...or FEEL silly posing, i guess is a better word for it. but i love the look of the artsy pose.

so how do i do it? i guess for one, i have to not take it so seriously. i need to have fun with it, realize that not every picture is going to turn out perfectly. and i also need to be aware that not everyone is going to laugh at me for trying to be creative.

i grew up in a big family of girls. we always make fun of each other and laugh at each other...don't get me wrong, we all love each other very much, but i grew up not taking myself very seriously. so i guess i have it in the back of my head that people will think i'm silly for pretending that i'm cool or pretty or a model. 

so here goes, from now on i'm going to try to not worry so much about it. i am going to try to be more artsy and creative when taking pictures. starting with a great backdrop is key, so i will have to scout out some nearby locations. and then i guess just keep kids might find me posing in front of the mirror...i will let them laugh at me.

do you have any ideas? any advice? i could use all the help i can get!

images via hereherehere


  1. I wish I could help! I get so nervous in front of the camera and have no idea how to pose. I just try to be as natural as possible!


  2. I totally know what you mean. Such a problem for me - knowing how to "pose"! I use a remote a lot these days and always feel v silly posing in front of the camera on my own in public so usually resort to the stairwell in my block!!

  3. thanks for the advice...i might practice a little tonight. and i think i might get a remote!

  4. why do you think i never posted any pictures of myself on my blog? i was always too judgemental! i am so inspired by your fearlessness- it's not easy to put yourself out there. i'm always reminded by your blog that i need to loosen up and just have fun! xoxoxoxo!!!

  5. I feel your pain. I really hate taking photos now more than ever. I used to be able to pose for photos when I was in my teens. (bravery!) I guess putting on a bit of weight has made me a little camera shy.

    The great part about digital photos is you can crop out what you hate! LOL

  6. I have no idea how to pose, for anything, ever! My blog has a serious lack'o'pics on it for a reason, ha :) Love the boutique and blog, I'll be back :D

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