I like to say... the camera adds 10lbs... and Photoshop takes away 20 :)
I love getting dressed up in cute outfits! I was especially inspired by Lindsay at the Pleated Poppy with her idea of getting dressed and striving to look cute each day. The motivation... you share your outfit each week on What I Wore Wednesday.
I might not be perfect, but I think I’m a beautiful person... however when I started taking pictures of myself each week I was horrified! My pictures with our little old camera in a poorly lit room came out looking terrible.. Then I would look at all these other moms looking perfect!
|My afterwork, garden planting look :)|
I learned a few things -
#1 Don’t compare yourself to other people
#2 If you don’t know what you’re doing, you can take some horrible looking pictures!
#3 Go outside (natural light it WAY better)
#4 Don’t have the camera looking up at you - it makes you look larger than life!
#5 All camera's are not equal... Now we have a Canon D60 and Lightroom. So I take the photos (Which already turn out better) then brighten them up! I love the way I look!
This just made me stop and think about life as a woman. We are surrounded by movie stars and magazines who always look perfect... With the improvements I made to taking pictures I look substantially better. How much better would I look if I had a makeup and hair stylist working with me, a seamstress fixing my clothes to look perfect, and a professional touching up all my photos to make me look flawless?
Why do we compare ourselves? I know I have things to improve in my life, I could eat a little better and work out a little more. But I am beautiful today! Right now!
How do you stay focused on your beauty today, while still trying to improve yourself?