Snippets and Vignettes: Please, no pictures. My hair is a mess.

2013-05-28 2

We all have that friend or subject who refuses to have their picture taken unless they’re deem themselves presentable enough. But then again, why should we listen to them? They’re fine the way they are!

Rule #6 and #7 of the Ten Golden Rules of Lomography are “don’t think” and “be fast”, respectively; and while we’re more than happy to be the shutter-happy ninjas that we are, it can’t be helped that some people think otherwise.

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It’s a cliche scenario between the photographer and the subject: the photographer catches his/her subject in a totally candid and beautiful moment, but once the latter spots the lens aimed at them, they go, “stop it, I look terrible!”.

And as you assure them that they look fine, they will look at you funny, and the moment that you had wanted to immortalize is gone forever.

It’s kind of sad, don’t you think?

So we here in Lomography would like to ask, how do you put your subjects at ease? How do you assure them that they look perfectly fine and that they shouldn’t worry about the camera? Share them below!

written by geegraphy on 2013-05-28 #lifestyle #photography #analogue-lifestyle #gif #snippets-and-vignettes


  1. segata
    segata ·

    Im forever getting the dont shoot, you just make them laugh their backside off and then fire the shutter

  2. roboticoffee
    roboticoffee ·

    I find it helps to get them when they're a little more distracted with a task to bother too much with you. Or even play it down with a little "Oh, well, okay then..." and right when their guard is down--get 'em with a shot from the hip!

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