On Friday I received my newly designed Faerie t-shirt. (The result of this contest) Wahoo! The first thing I thought was: I better take a picture so that all my blog readers can see my new awesome shirt. So I asked my husband to take a pic for me. This is the first step in not taking the perfect picture--ask a person who thinks every opportunity given him is a chance for a fun joke.
Exhibit A. Tell the picture taker you'd like a picture of you pointing at the design on your shirt and when you ask if that looks good he says, Yeah, perfect.
Exhibit B. Tell the picture taker, no really, I want to point at the design on my shirt. Am I pointing at it now? And he says, Yep, you're pointing right at it. (And doesn't mention it may look a little......uh......what word should I use.....weird) Oh, by the way, I took about 10 of these pics before I looked at the camera and realized how bad they looked (my husband laughed the whole time I looked).
Next, get serious. Tell your picture taker, Come on, take a good picture. This is me doing that very thing.
This was the very next shot.
Finally, take the camera from the original person you asked, and hand it to someone who will listen to you. (Like one of your children) And settle for a decent picture instead of the "perfect" picture.
And that is how to not take the perfect picture.
Oh, and here's an up close picture of the awesome image on my shirt (words on the shirt provided by the winner of my contest Natalie):