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Friday, November 21, 2008

Take a pretty picture

There are some people who are stunning in person and can't take a decent picture. And, then there are others who aren't making People's annual beautiful list but can take an amazing photograph.

Take for example, Garrett Neff - the new face and body of Calvin Klein's fragrance and underwear line. The man in the photos is a completely different one in person. Up close, he's awkward looking, with a smallish head, large forehead and nose. His body is rather thin and full of sharp angles.

When he's in front of the camera, it's a different story. Suddenly, he morphs into a godlike being, with a body resembling that of a Roman warrior. He's imposing and dominates the camera with his presence. When the shutter stops, the fantasy disappears and he's back to being just a skinny guy with a great head of hair.

Sometimes these effects are achieved by the use of good lighting, hair and make up and airbrushing. Sometimes, it's not. Sometimes it takes many frames to take a pretty picture, while other times it just takes a few.

And since I don't have any of the above mentionables, I know what my best angle is... and where to find the delete key on everyone's cameras. It's just easier that way.


Blogger Le Coeur said...

Awh! Don't say that.
Every one has good pictures, but you're your own worst critic. Cliche, I know, but it's true.

November 21, 2008 12:33 am  
Blogger Random Thinker said...

and where are the pictures of said Garrett Neff? are you a good blogger or a great one? visual aids are what separates those types of bloggers.

November 21, 2008 8:49 am  
Anonymous RomanHans said...

Sigh. I had the hots for Robert Irvine for a long time -- the star of Food Network's "Dinner Impossible." Looks like a veritable mountain of a man, an unstoppable force. Then he stands next to, like, somebody's grandma and you realize he's barely five foot tall, and those shoulders that you thought couldn't get through a doorway are about eight inches across.

Still, if he was selling underwear, I'd buy.

November 21, 2008 11:47 am  
Blogger Jay said...

Hmm, I personally would rather be better in person than in photos. Thankfully I've been told that many times :)

November 23, 2008 6:12 pm  
Blogger Monty said...

well, apparently your best angle is your arse isn't it??? ;-)

November 26, 2008 10:14 pm  
Blogger Phronk said...

I think most people look gross in pictures and better in person. I guess that's why models are so rare and make the big bucks.

November 30, 2008 8:44 pm  

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