The burden of taking pictures

When most people think of fashion bloggers, they immediately think of outfit posts.
And even though I see myself as an un-fashion blogger, I tend to take pictures for the challenges I partake in and that regularly gets quite frustrating.

In the beginning I used to enlist the help of my photographer housemate, but he doesn’t really have patience with portrait or fashion photography.
Our newest housemate is a lot more patient, but he isn’t always available (especially in the morning, when I’m not yet looking frumpy from a whole day out and about).

I tried taking pictures of myself with my DLR, I even got a flexible tripod for it, but that didn’t really work out that well.
Apart from the fights with the tripod, the timer settings are just too short and I would need to buy a remote for it, so I can take pictures if and when I’m ready and done fighting the tripod.

Over at the “Go frock yourself” facebook group (which grew out of Frocking Friday and Advent of the Dress), I was advised to use a timer app on my phone, which sounded as sound advise.
Unfortunately that doesn’t seem to be an option cause these timer apps make your screen really wobly, resulting in me getting very nauseated and unable to take my own picture.
The reason for this is that I suffer from Kinetosis, also known as motion sickness.
While most people suffer from it while in a moving vehicle (i.e. car sickness, sea sickness,..), I also and mostly suffer from it when screens are involved (think computer games, handy cam films, fast scenes in action movies), which is of course very annoying when you try to take pictures.

So I guess that until I get around buying that timer, I’ll have to make do with housemates, mirror selfies and pictures taken at parties by (un)willing family members or friends.


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