Friday, May 20, 2011

Pose Woes

When posing for a picture, I think I'm standing like this:
The problem is, I'm really standing more like this:
There's a gap between what I'm doing and what I think I'm doing.
So while I think I'm standing up straight  I'm actually posed like a pile of old tiresOr I think I'm leaning in towards the next person when, in fact, I'm bent sideways like a broken pencil.   It drives me crazy.
 

10 comments:

RHSteeleOH said...

That is so true. When my picture is taken I always suck in my stomach. Does that make me a bad person?

stray said...

I always have to watch my posture so I'm not slouching. I love the painting on the wall!

Linda said...

I had my photo taken with a friend last week after we had a huge lunch. She was so nice--before she posted it, she cropped my stomach out of the photo. I didn't even have to ask her. That's a true friend.

I love that painting on the wall too!

Namowal said...

RHSteeleOH,
Your secret is safe with me!

stray,
I'm glad I'm not the only "sloucher" around here!

The painting on the wall (and a lot of my recent pictures) were done with the help of a nifty little program called Atrise Golden Section. It's a set of grids based on the golden section (and root rectangles) to help with composition.

Linda,
That IS a true friend.

Uniblogger said...

Same thing happens when you hear your voice on a recording. I sound like a 'high talking hillbilly'.

Namowal said...

Uniblogger

As for hearing one's voice on tape, you may appreciate this post

p.s. I noticed a snapshot you took of me last week cropped off half of my head. Are you trying to tell me something? ;)

Pile Girl said...

I once paid my sister five dollars to remove a picture from Myspace in which I looked like a bloated whale.
Of course, I really DO look like one, but everybody doesn't have to know.

walterworld said...

The Golden Section? You must be trapped in Mathemagicland!!

Namowal said...

Pile Girl,
The camera is weird that way. I can look like the Good Witch of the North or the Wicked Witch of the West, depending on the lighting, angle, whether or not I have makeup on etc..
Whichever witch I am, I'm still striking a dopey pose.

Walterworld,
Yep. I admit it. I have a timeshare in Mathemagic Land.

Mike Healy said...

Beware of blinking when the flash is going off, as you end up looking like you've been sniffing glue, and then have to explain to everyone who sees the picture that you haven't been "huffing"!