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As you MIGHT have figured out by now, I take a lot of pictures. I have a nice point and shoot (being that I take a lot of pictures, I can’t have an SLR – it just doesn’t fit in my purse) that takes pretty decent photos.
However, photos are only as good as the subjects are cooperative.
And Ali has been going through somewhat of an uncooperative-photo-op stage lately. I pull out the camera and she runs away, looks away, scowls, whatever it takes to make sure that I don’t get a good one.
However, I have been quite
aggravated stunned by the pictures that Chris has been getting of her on his iPhone lately.
I present to you exhibits A through D (I didn’t edit these in any way):
All I can think about when I look at those pictures is how amazing they WOULD have looked had they been taken with a real camera.
Exhibit B would have been awesome if her hand didn’t look like a blurry blob.
Exhibit C would have been amazing had it not looked like someone just threw up sand on the lens.
Exhibit D would have been stunning if there had been the right lighting to show her blue eyes.
Why won’t she give ME photo ops like this?!?!?
I finally mentioned it to him the other day.
“How is it that you are getting such cute pictures of her and she won’t even look at me?”
“Oh, she asked me to take her picture. She saw me get my phone out and said, “Take a picture so I can see! I’ll say ‘cheese!!!’ and I’ll smile!!””
Incredulously, I said, “Are you KIDDING me?!”
“Yes. She kept wanting me to take them because she wanted to look at them.”
Seriously?!?!? I’ve tried that strategy a million times and it hasn’t worked. How is this possible?
I now present to you my exhibits. I took 35 photos in a row yesterday (had my camera on continuous shoot) trying to get just ONE picture of Ali and her friend Kendall both looking at me at the same time. And of course I was doing crazy antics to make it happen.
35 pictures. And not a single one of them both looking. AND on top of that, my lighting was bad.
I might as well just buy an iPhone for my camera. Maybe Ali would like it better.
Maybe she just knew how pale Kendall made her look.