It's one major gripe of beauty bloggers to see bad photos. They are either poorly lit, out of focus or the application and clean up is poor. Who hasn't seen a tutorial for clean up or how to take better photos?
Don't get me wrong, they are helpful and hopefully it will inspire the newbies among us. I know they did for me.
Back when I began blogging nail polish, my photos and application were abysmal. No one was mean to me or overly critical but I did receive gentle criticism and encouragement to improve. I'm so grateful for that.
I cringe a bit when I see my old photos especially when I find referral links to my site here.
However, I keep them up because it's an accurate representation of my evolution.
I am disappointed that that the photo below is all people will see when they visit that Live Journal page but I cannot in good conscience pretend that it never happened.
So...what to do? I updated the original post to encourage these visitors to look at my more recent offerings and I am honest about the lack of skill then. They may still mock me but I've done my part.
Without further ado, the offending photo and link to updated post: