There’s been a lot of talk and backtalk about appearances on social media lately. I’m glad people are being honest about what they are posting, but if readers for once second believe that people are posting un-edited photos for the sake of it, well I’ve got a Nigerian uncle who wants to send you £50,000,000.
I follow some heavily edited instagram accounts and when the woman posts a photo of herself just walking down a street in a nice dress on the way to her coffee date, I know it’s a paid for post. That dress, that street, that coffee place, someone is paying her. It would be nice if everyone followed the rules, but when staffed online magazines “for busy women” aren’t declaring their free products and sponsored posts let’s just assume no one is bothering to.
I posted this photo on instagram on Sunday
What’s the story behind this photo? I wasn’t paid, not asked to showcase any kit, but there are 91 stories behind this photo.
I took my phone and selfie button in my running belt and set off on a relaxed 6 mile run. At the end of the Parkland walk I propped my phone on a wet log and used a few sticks to try to make it stay up while I ran around and took some photos.
It wasn’t all in an effort to just get one good instagram photo, I was having some fun seeing what the photos looked like and generally having fun playing around outside on a gorgeous November day.
I even got some nice sky shots while my phone fell over into the mud and I was too busy prancing around to notice.
My phone thought I was trying to make a video with all these photos so saved them as a gif.
I’m aware I don’t have a future in fun jumping photos.
I’m also not sure why I turned into TRON for one shot.
Noted. When you try to hard to make it look like you’re running, it doesn’t look like you are running at all.
And in the end no one is going to believe you were running alone on the trails and a photographer just happened to be there to catch you at your best moment. So just own up and enjoy the selfie process.