So, I tried to take some shots of myself wearing my latest finished object. (Lucy in the Sky Cardigan in Cascade Yarns Longwood, zinfindel color, which is best in first photo).
My self-shots are weak. Here’s the process:
Realize only mirror of adequate size is in the bathroom. Find clean part of wall. Try to take picture. Contort until you get something reasonable in mirror. Realize you’re too short for whole sweater to be in mirror. Find footstool.
Try again. Realize you don’t know where the button to actually take the photo is. Turn camera so you can reach button. Flick wristband out of way, which moves whole image.
Try again. Take photo. Swear when you realize you still have the flash on and it whites out whole image. Turn flash off. Contort some more. Take photo. Look briefly at image. Feel bad about horrible fluorescent eco-friendly lighting. Take a couple more shots. Realize ancient bathrobe on back of bathroom door is in image. Realize you have big pimple on forehead. Figure you’ll crop that unflattering stuff out.
Find camera cable. Upload photos. Start editing images. Realize that mirror is dirty and current t-shirt looks terrible under sweater. The sweater, which, after all, is the focus of the whole thing. Swear some more.
Go back, change t-shirt, clean mirror. Take opportunity to take down ancient bathrobe. Do whole selfie thing again.
Look at second set of photos on computer. Notice that second set of photos is bad – infinitely worse than the images with the dirty mirror. Give up and load those anyway because people are only going to care about the sweater.
I do not know how other people do it, with all the self-consciousness going on and all the life-editing that must be applied. Anyway, I’m thinking those are people are much better at this than I am, or their places are super clean, or that I care too much. Either way, I’m probably just going to be placing finished item on the floor next time I want to take a picture. (That is, after I finish mopping it clean.)