Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Family Vacation Photos - Are You In There?

I like browsing through our old photos. I got this idea of putting up several photos of my mug in my other blog, Lina's Backyard but can you believe it - there isn't much photo of myself in our whole collection of photos!

I asked a friend of mine who is an avid photographer about how many photos of himself in his vacation album and he told me that out of the few hundreds photos of his vacation in Beijing last December, he was in the photos for about 15 photos!

I didn't fare much better -  because we only use one camera between the three of us, and the camera is always being monopolised by me; there were so few photos of me but of course there were plenty of Raimie's. I do wish there were more photos of the three of us, like the one I posted here, but then, I don't really like asking for strangers to take photographs of me!

17 comments:

  1. I am hardly in any of my vacation photos coz I am the one behind the lens! :) I actually don't mind coz I just enjoy creating images more than being photographed.

    Having said that, it would be nice to see myself more in vacation photos. I hope to be able to do that end of this month when I holiday in Hainan Island.

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  2. Ooh! Mei Teng going Hainan Island! So nice! Me still stuck in PJ! : (

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  3. I also do not have a lot of photos of myself but I think I have more than you haha! That's because, usually I would take 2 photos of a similar scenery - one with me in it (for my own keeping) and one without me in it (for my blog) LOL!

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  4. I am always the one behind the lens so never many photos of me :)

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  5. @Me Teng,
    Have fun in Hainan Island!

    I wanna go holiday too! So many ppl take leave this month - I'm envious. ;)

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  6. @foong,
    Didn't get the free seats on Air Asia X? Then can go off for a holiday oredi.... ;)

    I should do that eh. Two photos of each scene. But then, I like photographing others than others taking photos of me. *^-^*

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  7. i have been snubbed before when i asked strangers to help take photos especially in the bigger towns. hence i seldom have my own pics too

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  8. i am also the camera person behind the shots so I'm not always in the photos too =P

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  9. @Bengbeng,
    I find that "Mat Salleh" are more friendly in offering to take your photos. :D But I never turned down a request.

    I guess if we want our photos in, we have to get our tripod along.

    Anyways, I never get asked to take people's photo in Malaysia but I was always asked to take photos when vacationing in Japan. One tourist who asked me to take her photo had the gall of thinking that I was unable to comprehend English!

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  10. @Ayie,
    And now, Baby Jariel will monopolise the photos. :)

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  11. i don't take many photos of myself as I don't think I'm photogenic.

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  12. @life ramblings,
    I feel the same too! That's why I don't even ask ppl to take photos of me.
    Actually, I think I only look good in photos when Zaini took my photos. *^_^*

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  13. You will just have to go back to these places again and include yourself in the photos! :) I'm usually not in photos either until I started using Facebook. Go ahead and ask strangers to take your photo. The worst case is they can say 'no'.

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  14. @AVCr8teur,
    Now that's a thought. :)

    For asking strangers to take my photos - well... I'll look kinda stiff when others take my photos so it wouldn't turn good anyway. :D

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