Shots You Never Saw and What They Taught Me
If you’re an outfit-of-the-day (OOTD) blogger, you know well the amount of shots that never make your blog for one reason or another. As I was trolling through photos on my hard drive the other day, I thought how sad it was that there are so many shots clogging up my memory, really, for no good reason. Some of them are totally fine…I just didn’t have enough good ones to generate an entire post about that look.
I decided to salvage a few from the cutting room floor to share with you, plus some things I learned in the process.
1. Sometimes your own past looks can inspire you.
I’m inspired to get my fitness and eating habits back on track after seeing this shot of me last year. I’m still active, but have softened up a bit more than I like. I’m using this photo for inspiration to get back in shape for summer, and beyond.
I love this shot. It’s ridiculous for the blog, and the outfit is, well, absolutely bland. But hey…I haven’t worn my hair like that in months! I need to revisit the wavy look, and soon.
2. Sometimes you get the shot, but not the outfit.
Last summer I had the rare opportunity for a beautiful backdrop and someone else to take the photo. Unfortunately, sometimes you get a great shot, but not a great shot of what you’re wearing.
3. Sometimes all you get is one good shot—and you should go with it.
For some reason I’ve got this idea in my head that I need perfectly crisp shots of an outfit, plus detail shots, to create a post. You know what? I think I need to rethink that approach. Sometimes all you need is one good shot, that you love. I mean, if Garance Doré can do it, why can’t I?
Here are some of my one-shot-wonders:
What do you think? Are one-shot-wonders OK every once in a while?