April 22, 2010

Webcam Shots

As much as I try, I don't always have the time or the means to take a daily outfit post. It would be amazing to get into the habit of always stepping in front of the camera right before I I leave home, but that's not always feasible. Part of the photographer inside of me fantasizes about my very own photo studio settled in some nook in my house, and I have to tell myself that in some manner, it's possible, but not probable.

This issue left me wondering how satisfying webcam shots are to a fashion blogger audience. Setting up my Mac's camera takes merely seconds, and while the quality of the photographs isn't stunning, I figure it's better than nothing. Webcam shots are good for those quickies when I want to share my newest nailpolish color or t-shirt. A webcam certainly isn't my first method of choice, but is it good enough every now and then?

Sometimes webcam shots feel like cheating, but they can also feel a bit more honest and raw. The quality of the photos hinders any magical Photoshop transformations. Not that I do heavy editing to my photographs, but a few tweaks in lighting and saturation enhance fashion photographs.

Do webcam photos compromise the quality of the blog? Or are they better than nothing, especially for daily readers?

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How do you feel about webcam shots on a fashion blog?