Meetup & Picture Clicks
Tuesday afternoon I met up with Marla
We met at our usual place
Although it was a nice day…
…we sat inside where we could really focus on the tasks at hand:
Task #1: Get our caffeine on
I downed a venti drip in about 30 seconds. After I pour the half and half into it, the coffee gets so lukewarm which I am not a fan of. I like my coffee scorchingly hot! Marla reminded me I should ask for steamed milk. Good point.
I normally order a cafe misto but that last one I had in an airport was meh so I opted for drip coffee.
But if coffee is not super hot, I’d prefer to just make a Vanilla Iced Coffee
Task #2: Gabfest!
And it was wonderful and much needed.
We have both been moving targets so it was awesome to finally sync up our calendars and meet.
Task #3: Take lots of pictures of ourselves with our iPhones.
Being silly, laughing at our outtakes and click-click-clicking away was fun.
Marla is so beautiful. With or without her lipgloss.
I am 100% makeup-free in all my photos.
It was fantastic to see Marla, to connect, to share travel stories, stories about our kids, catch up on what’s been going on in our lives, and to leave totally recharged!
And to leave with a handy dandy tip:
If you publish an image to Instagram and then you hold the top button rectangle button + the circle “home” button on your iPhone, it will save the image to your camera roll as a “screenshot”.
That tip was from Marla via Jenny who tipped Marla off last week she said when they met up for sushi in Laguna. Thanks, you two beauties, for the tip. And I was jealous of your sushi meetup I saw on Instagram!
After I left Marla, I ran a few errands, went for a run, made dinner, and went to work.
And I made sure there was dessert.
I need Magic Eight Bars in my life.
From my last post, it sounds like many of you are afraid of heights. I know, that bridge I showed is extremely high and even though I am not usually afraid of heights, that bridge even makes me say, whoa.
We all have our little fears and phobias, too, it sounds like. At least we admit them and thanks for telling me what yours are. Spiders kept coming up. I really don’t mind spiders. I got used to bugs and critters after spending 4 years int the Carolinas and also at my house in Aruba.
1. When was the last time you met up with a friend or had a good gabfest?
2. When you take pictures, how many shots do you take to “get it right”? Are you “picky” or critical of yourself in photos?
I think we are all a bit hyper-critical of ourselves in photos. Therefore, I think it’s a woman’s prerogative to keep clicking until she gets it right. Or semi-decent, at least.
None of these pictures of Marl and I are going to be used as our header images on our blogs or on our business cards or anything too important, but still. No one wants to publish “dud” pictures for all the world to see. And with blogs, the images live on. Forever. So getting something liveable is nice.
Plus since we are both so into photography, and are bloggers, the clickfest was on in full form.
Now, on something like wedding pictures or senior class pictures or something much more important, I understand even more so about being picky and selective.
There does come a time when you have to say, ok, it’s good enough and not drive yourself too crazy, but I also believe in getting what you want. And the only way to do that is to as I call it, “have options”. i.e. keep on clicking so that you have some images to choose from later on when the event is done and over with. When I ask a stranger to take my picture, I always ask for a second, just so I “have options”.
Are you a clicker or are you okay with whatever pops up on the first shot? I know with food photography, I take about 100 pictures of something like Magic 8 bars and get about 10 shots I like for the post. I like to have options.
P.S. Thanks for the entries on the Glass Straw Giveaway!