Blogging and Photography Fun
So I’m fairly new to this blogging lark – ten months in. I didn’t really get going until the new year. I started off writing about the food creations I put together for little b. So for example, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt roast dinners and BB8 sandwiches.
I soon got bored of just writing about food though and I decided to branch out and document other bits and bobs. Things that I like, things that I don’t like, what we’ve been up to and where we have been. Some would say a modern day diary. I used to write diaries A LOT as a child. Some of the stuff in them literally makes me cringe when I read through bits. I should burn them haha. Poor b when he gets to re-read all this meaningful crap one day.
I wish I’d started blogging sooner!
So anyway, I guess the blog is an extension of my old diaries. I just wish I’d found it all sooner! I know a lot of bloggers say that too.
Since being a bit more serious about blogging, I’ve learned about link parties, tweet chats, the ins and outs of PR companies and I’ve learnt more than I ever knew about social media. Who knew that Twitter would become my favourite social media platform. I used to hate it and thought it was useless. Now I love it and summarise my favourite apps to manage it here.
I’ve also joined a lot of blogging groups on Facebook and they have been super useful for networking, advice and opportunities. There truly are some fab bloggers out there, willing to share so much information and experience. I hope I can start giving some of that back as I become more experienced too.
The photography learning curve
Anyways the point of this post is because there was some discussion in one of the groups about specific requirements from public relations companies in terms of what we should and shouldn’t do, as bloggers, when it comes to photography. And it got me thinking. It got me thinking because I am no photographer at all. I snap away and if I get a good photo then great. There are plenty that get deleted though and there are plenty I think look horrific. But the reasons I am not a good photographer are as follows:
- I work pretty much full time and have a busy day job.
- Then there is looking after my son and being the best mum I can be.
- Then there are family and friends to keep in touch with and general life stuff.
And then comes blogging.
When my work is done, b is in bed, tea is cooked and the cats fed and watered. Blogging is my hobby. For all the reasons listed above I don’t have a lot of time to take a course in photography, and I don’t have a lot of time to overly worry about lighting and this and that and everything else that a professional photographer would worry about. I just snap away and capture life as it is, with all the imperfections and crappy bits.
Imperfections and crappy bits
And then all of this got me thinking…are you still with me haha…instead of feeling down and disheartened about my lack of photography skills, I will share them with you. Laugh, cry, mock – do whatever you fancy, here are my #FabFotoFails for all the world to see. Let’s see, we have the “phone in hand and still taking photos” fail. These are always good for a laugh. You just never know what you’re going to get. A fence, a bit of our water table and the back of the pram.
The ground features in most of my photo fails:
You then have the “finger over lens” fails:
And then the double fail – finger over lens while dropping phone. These shots are awesome:
My favourite photo fails are these ones – the ones where I am trying to be all arty and clever and…well, see for yourself. They are sh*t.
The funniest for me are food fails. You see some fabulous stuff on Instagram and Pinterest – and then you get this in our house:
I mean honestly, WTF?! To be fair little man thought this was brilliant and ate the whole lot! But no. Just no – it looks awful and it’s not going on the blog!
And what the heck was I thinking here – a peeled banana and some chocolate pots. Exciting times in our house.
I’m happy to say that I’m not perfect, my life isn’t perfect, my blog isn’t perfect, my photos aren’t perfect and my grammar aint perfect either. And THAT’S OK because I know I am doing the best I’ve got. If anyone wants perfect then it won’t be here!
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