Why should we put our best face forward? Why? Why? Why? Good Question. Right. Why should we wear a suit on an interview? Why should we get a haircut? Why do ladies put on make up? Why do people go to the gym? Why do some people buy the very best shoes? Why do people take vitamins? Why do people buy new clothes? I think you know why. Why should we put our best face forward? Why? Why? Why? To stand out. To look our best. To compete. To be unique. To be a winner.
To be or not to be. There are 3 things people do. Look good. Cover their backside. And being right. Fear of all these things makes us do these things. Maybe. Think about it. First of all, F.E.A.R. is False evidence appearing real. You already look good the way you are before you leave where you live. Before you leave your mirror. But, people judge. Judges judge. Jury’s judge. Friends judge. Some photographers are our friend. These people want to photograph us in the best light. Ah. But, we already look good. Yes. But, the lighting changes all around us. 1 dynamic pose is all we need to put our very best face forward. Why should we put our best face forward? Why? Why? Why?
My very first website was in one of the first web communities when AOL was in its prime. It was called Hometown AOL. It was a way anyone could make one of the first template sites. I made one in 2 seconds. It was very very simple. It asked me to upload a portrait. I had just photographed myself with a Tuxedo vest and bowtie. I had just been to the hair stylist. I had just given myself a clean shave. My clothes were clean and fresh. My attitude was right. I was set to have a fantastic day. I was full of optimism that day. I included a hyperlink or link with my new online profile for online dating. I assume online dating is quite mainstream today. But, when I did it, I think I was considered one of the early adopters. Why did I use a portrait of me in a bow tie and sharp wing tipped tuxedo shirt? To stand out from the rest of my competition. To be unique. To be different. What I did next you won’t believe your eyes though. But it worked. It all worked. My initial 1st impression worked. I’m glad I didn’t use my disposable camera back then to take a selfie for this personal project. Today it is too easy to use a selfie stick and a smart handheld device called a smartphone to become your own photographer. The average photographer. BTW, by the way, everyone IS a photographer today, NOW. Having a camera attached to your hand 24-7 does make you a photographer. I didn’t say the best photographer. I said photographer. Admit it. Point and shoot photography does not consider the light or the pose or the crop of a trained eye. Right. Why should we put our best face forward? Why? Why? Why? To be or not to be. To be a great photographer is more than the camera. A lot more. Some got it. Some don’t. Like any profession, a carpenter, a plumber, a doctor, a fiduciary, seeing through the eyes of a trained expert has tremendous value. Why should we put our best face forward? Why? Why? Why?