Have no fear.
I'm not sure about you but since I started blogging more than four years ago I don’t leave home without my camera.
I've taken thousands of photos and sadly most of them will never see the light of day.
While I don't have any trouble taking pictures of inanimate objects, people on the other hand are a whole different story.
Especially moderately famous people whom I would never expect to strike a happy pose (mostly because they are usually running away from me with a look of terror on their faces).
While my ‘star stalking’ has improved somewhat since I made a complete fool of myself by chasing a famous artist around a book sale a couple of years ago, I still apparently have a long way to go.
First, it takes me ages to reconcile that the person in front of me is actually the person I think it is. I then usually yell loudly to the person next to me to seek confirmation as to whom I think it is. "Oh my god, oh my God, that's Kenny from that hilarious film and the Jenny Craig ad isn't it?" Then I eventually delve into my handbag (which is dangerous in itself) to find my camera. By the time I press click I usually only manage to get a lovely view of the person's back.
Actress Kate Ritchie in Melbourne Writer/Television personality Andrew Daddo in Gundagai
Actor/Comedian/Jenny Craig spokesperson, Shane Jacobsen, at Sydney Airport
Actor/writer/comedian, Shaun Micallef (with grey hair) shopping in Melbourne.
It could be anyone right?
You are just going to have to have to trust me.
Maybe in another couple of years I will manage to get faces in the picture that you can actually recognise and give the paparazzi a real run for their money. I wouldn't hold your breath though.
How about you, since you started blogging have you taken lots more photos?What have you done with them?