I'm embarrassed to admit how I spent a few hours on Saturday, but because I support my own journalistic integrity, it's probably only fair to disclose rather than edit out life's awkward bits (besides, I already leave out a lot!).
So, Saturday afternoon was largely about me trying to get the all-important, multi-purpose, professionally-attired head shot. As both photographer and subject, I had my work cut out for me. Generally speaking, I'd rate my photography skills, by subject matter, as follows:
- landscapes and buildings: decent
- people: not too great
- self: disastrous
After two-plus hours of shooting with my iPhone (!), I had little to show for my efforts, which is pathetic because I must have taken well over 200 pictures. Of those I did not delete, only a handful are usable, and even then, the picture quality isn't good -mainly blurry or overexposed or my dark circles look like black eyes...
Here's what I'm willing to post:
But the one that seems most like me is not actually usable, at least for the intended purpose:
Should we take a vote?