Monday, December 15, 2008

Author Photo Shoot!

I recently had an article published in my local SCBWI chapter's magazine, Pen and Palette, which is available online for SCBWI-C members. They wanted a picture of me to put beside the article and shudder. See, I'm usually the one behind the camera, so I have very few recent pics of me. And I'm just not that photogenic--and it doesn't help that I'm aware of the fact that I'm not photogenic, because then I always put on this fake smile or something when I see a camera coming at my face. So when P&P asked for a pic, I had to take one quick using my Apple laptop's built in camera and...well, let's just say I decided this weekend that I needed a photo shoot. I needed a picture of myself that wasn't taken after a long hard day of beating literature into youths' minds.

I love digital cameras. Then you can take 1,000 pictures--which is about how many the husband had to take before I found a picture of myself I actually liked. It's this one, and the only reason I don't have on a fake smile and one eye crossed is because he surprised me with the camera as I was coming out from behind the tree.

So there it is, my semi-professional at least I'm not cross-eyed-and-drooling picture! And I actually liked this picture so much that I tried to re-create it, and came out looking like a hair model.



And that's it! My adventure in photography!

8 comments:

Justus M. Bowman said...

Ha ha. Yes, the second one is quite funny.

Gottawrite Girl said...

Love it. You should send this to Pantene!!! : ) Very lucky, you are... BOTH for your article AND your hair!!! Well done, Beth! Yaye!

C.R. Evers said...

Nice pictures and Wow! You do have gorgeous hair!!! I'm envious!

Christy

lotusloq said...

I actually really like the hair pic. What fun! I'm like you. I always like to be behind the camera.

Nice to see another mac user. My pix with photo booth tend to be way goofy. I should probably do some serious ones.

Angela said...

I think you did a great job. The lighting is really nice on your face.

beth said...

Thanks everyone! :)

PJ Hoover said...

You take GREAT photos! Seriously! But you look absolutely nothing like I thought you would. For some reason I thought you would have dark hair. No, I have no idea why.
I'm so excited I can actually now put a face with a name!

And ditto on the hair complements!

Christina Farley said...

You look fabulous! And gorgeous hair! You should be in one of those hair ads.