Hey, clickbait much?! I know. I’m not talking about my face, or body, or really any crap you’d find in a women’s glossy magazine.
I share finished projects in un-pretty ways. Basically, you see what I see. No props. No extra cleaning. No retaking the photo for an hour to make it look good.
I’m not anti any of that stuff. I am a photographer (it’s not something I share online though, it’s mostly a private creative thing for me). It’s just that it’s not the type of photography that does anything for me – in terms of taking it. Sure, the styled photos of uber projects on Pinterest look good.
I don’t really go to Pinterest to see some incredibly styled things. Sure, I have an entire series of boards for a dream home. But I don’t actually use any of those boards; they’re not ones I refer to. Every day, practical things are what I like and actually refer to. Anecdotally, I’ve heard more than a few people say that they see the ‘perfect’ final results of others and just don’t bother trying.
So I’ve consciously decided to take a realistic point of view with any projects I pin. I just feel like sometimes the internet needs a reminder of reality.
As for meals that I Instagram, well, they’re snapped on the go because I want to EAT usually. But I’ve covered before why I would never make it as a food blogger.
How do you feel about ‘perfect’ pins and Instagrams?