I begged my parents for my first camera. Those were the days when you couldn’t tell what photos you had taken—until they got developed. I’m pretty sure 99% of my shots were worthless. In fact, here’s an example of one:
I believe I was trying to capture an interesting insect swimming in the water.
When digital pictures came along, I was so happy. Now I could see exactly what I was taking—and more importantly, delete them. Sadly, my photography skills haven’t improved much over the years, but at least I can delete the telling evidence.
Another photography skill I haven’t quite mastered is the selfie. Maybe it’s because I don’t have very long arms. Or it’s because I can’t remember how to angle the camera or how to execute a flattering pose. Usually, I have to convince a poor bystander to take a photo for me. (Even though I thought they were silly at first, I’ve been slightly tempted to get one of those selfie sticks.)
Although I haven’t gotten the hang of a true selfie, I’ve recently turned to taking drinks selfies. That’s right. Instead of pictures of me, I take pictures of what I drink. This has been very handy as I’m approaching the release of Death by Bubble Tea on July 5. For fun advertising purposes, I’ve been taking lovely bubble tea selfies:
The drinks practically photograph themselves!
How would you describe your photography skills?