My Good Side
Today’s NaBloPoMo topic starter is the question: Do you think one side of your face photographs better than another? My answer is a resounding yes! About 15 years ago, I started noticing that in some photos, one of my eyes looked “wonky.” When holding a pose for the camera, we all tend to “freeze” and try not to blink before the shutter goes off so we don’t wind up with pictures with our eyes closed. But I noticed one eye consistently seemed to be too wide open and thus “wonky.”
Even my sister asked what was going on. “You don’t look like that,” she said. So I tried not holding my eyes so wide open for a while. This didn’t work so well either, as it resulted in photos where I clearly looked self-conscious or my eyes just looked wonky in a different way.
Flash forward a few years, and I was finally getting married. There would be lots of pictures taken that day, and several wedding sites had articles advising practicing poses for the big day. So I did just that, checking out which angles, head tilts, smiles, etc worked best. It was one less thing to worry about, I felt much more at ease, and most of my photos come out great. Knowing how to pose also came in handy when shortly after, I had my first-ever photoshoot for my women’s performance dance group. The photo in my “About” section is one of the photos from that session, as is my sidebar intro and avatar photo.
So the answer to “Do you think one side of your face photographs better than another?” is…drumroll please…my left side.
Which side is your best side? Let me know in the comments.
Thanks for reading!
May 5 @ 06:40
Isn’t it strange how the camera can do things like that to our faces? By the way, you look gorgeous in your pictures!
May 5 @ 22:49
Yes, the camera can be cruel. LOL Thank you Megan! I like your photos too! You look like you’re having a lot of fun with them! It took me a while and some practice, but I can avoid “wonky eye” most of the time now!
May 6 @ 12:47
LOL. My “wonky” jumps from one eye to the other depending on its mood. Unfortunately, my “bad side” is right smack in the middle of my face – my nostrils. I can usually work with it in pics, but they are so “there” in videos. LOL
May 6 @ 21:20
Hi New Mommy-
What’s your name? I can’t find it on your blog and would love to know who you are. I love the irreverence of your blog! Keepin’ it real!
Not easy trying to get good photos of yourself, but practice helps!