Three: one to climb the ladder to change the lightbulb, one to hold the ladder and one to take photos of the event.
In addition to our handbags, scarves, hats, belts, jewelry, etc., our cameras are another accessory that many of us would not leave home without.
As a woman, I take photos at the drop of a hat, as well as when I pick up the hat and when I put the hat back on my head. I am a little embarrassed to say that I have over 6,700 digital photos of myself and probably another 500 film and Polaroid photos.
When I ask someone to take my photo, my excuse is that I need photos to "feed my blog," but that is only partly true. The primary reason that I take photos is to see how I look as a woman. Does my ensemble work today or did I make a fashion faux pas? Do I look like a guy in a dress today or do I look like a femme fatale?
There are ways to look more like the latter and less like the former. Two articles just came over the mojo wire that are right on topic.
Makeup Mistakes You’re Making in Photos—and How to Fix Them (from Daily Makeover)
The Worst Poses to Strike in Photos (And How to Make Them Better) (from Who What Wear)
So watch the birdie and smile pretty!
|Patty O's 2011 assistant principal Halloween costume|