Don’t think, just shoot! By Rob Wynne On September 18, 2008 In Blog Seen several places, most recently from epi_lj Take a picture of yourself right now. Don’t change your clothes, don’t fix your hair…just take a picture. Post that picture with NO editing. Post these instructions with your picture. meme Previous The problem with brilliant ideas is having them first… Next Weekend Update: Video games and Drive through Sweeties! 16 Comments Add Comment → happyfunpaul Shoot first, ask questions later? 🙂 Actually, you look quite nice candid. September 18, 2008 Reply happyfunpaul Also, I took a picture of myself with Photo Booth, but I couldn’t figure out how to go through the steps needed to post it. [Edit: And then I did. 🙂 See my latest post.] [Boy, this is much more fun than worrying about the collapse of the entire economy.] September 18, 2008 Reply epi_lj Cute, yet squinty! 😉 September 18, 2008 Reply Rob Wynne One of the problems with the iPhone camera is that the control to take a picture is on the screen, which you cannot see if you’re pointing the lens at yourself. I was trying really hard to actually frame the shot, which is why I look so dour — it’s just concentration. 🙂 September 18, 2008 Reply epi_lj 🙂 My smartphone is a bit better for that but not by leaps and bounds. They mirrored the surface around the lens *slightly* to make it possible to vaguely sight yourself in the camera, and there’s a button on the side that you can push to take photos, but it has lots of other problems, the primary one of which is that it takes far too long and far too many random button pushes and magical incantations to put it into camera mode in the first place, and then it only stays in camera mode for a few seconds before timing out to save battery life or something. I find it almost impossible to use. At home I have a pretty low-end, non-exciting digital camera, but one feature I really like about it is that it has a swivel LCD that you can move around into a lot of different orientation, and one possible orientation is to make it face forward (sticking out beside the camera) to frame your shot when it’s pointing at you. September 18, 2008 Reply tigerbright I have similar problems with self-portraits. I usually use the mirror, though. September 18, 2008 Reply vixyish Y’know, I have *no* idea why it should continue to surprise me at all that people who know my filk friends turn out to be people who know my MOO friends. It happens so often that I really should get over it. But somehow it still does! It’s like… going to a city you visit all the time, and suddenly seeing someone on the street who lives in a *different* city you visit all the time. Or… something. Anyway. Hi! 🙂 September 19, 2008 Reply epi_lj Hiya! Fancy meeting you here! 🙂 September 19, 2008 Reply browngirl For a moment I found myself wondering where your hair had gone. September 18, 2008 Reply Rob Wynne I’ve been wondering that for any number of years. 🙂 September 18, 2008 Reply vila_resthal Don’t think of it as a hat, think of it as SPF 10k Sunblock! LOL! As for the vanishing hair; your brain is so big and powerful that it’s pushing your hair right out, just to make room for more brains! Dan September 18, 2008 Reply Rob Wynne I always liked Christine Lavin’s explanation: “You’re not losing hair. You’re gaining face!” September 18, 2008 Reply vixyish Or, as Clive Anderson from the original Whose Line used to say: “I’m not bald. I’m taller than my hair.” September 19, 2008 Reply sffilk you look like a Chasidic rabbi! September 18, 2008 Reply vixyish Is a good pic of you! 🙂 September 19, 2008 Reply annonynous Dour? Well, you certainly look like you’re concentrating on something, but then, you *are* at work, right? 🙂 Hasidic rabbi? Well, you’re certainly an observant fellow. [g & d} Ann O. September 19, 2008 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.