Anne Travel Foodie reveals her funniest travel blooper photo
Do picture-perfect travel selfies sometimes make you feel insecure? Don’t be! Even your favorite bloggers don’t feel confident all the time. And their ‘perfect’ photos often take time (not even talking about the editing part). So what if we stopped worrying about what we look like on a photo? What if we were able to laugh at ourselves a bit more?
In this series, travel bloggers share their funniest travel blooper photo. What’s the story behind their photo? Would they dare to post it on their social media? And do they think less photoshopped, and even unedited photos, can become a trend? Let’s find out which blooper Anne Travel Foodie shared with us!
1. Hi Anne! Tell us a little bit more about yourself?
My name is Anne de Graaf, I’m 33 years old, and I have a blog called Anne Travel Foodie. As the name suggests, I blog about travel and food. On my website and social media accounts, I share vegetarian recipes, healthy food spots, and original travel blogs. I’ve traveled to over 60 countries. I love to inspire my audience to see more of the world and to enjoy all the great food it has to offer!
2. Can you tell us more about your travel blooper photo?
This photo was taken in Paris (France), in front of the Notre Dame. There were some pigeons walking around in front of the Notre Dame. I thought it would be nice to have a picture with the pigeons flying around me! So we bought some food but instead of flying nicely around me, like in a Disney movie, they all went straight for the food in my hand! It felt like I was under attack. Help!
I did have it ready to post on Instagram but I never ended up doing so. I would do it because it’s a fun ‘behind the scenes’ or ‘blooper’ category photo. And I would hope that it would make people laugh. I didn’t end up posting it as I see Instagram as a gallery and a painter also wouldn’t put up his failed paintings.
4. Do you ever feel any pressure to only post “perfect” photos online?
I do want my Instagram feed to look nice. So I don’t want to post any pictures that don’t match my standard. I feel like I’m a professional and I want to keep my work, my portfolio so to say, on a certain level. I’m very happy with the Instagram Story feature as that’s a space where I can post whatever I want. No filters, nothing.
5. Do you think less photoshopped, and even unedited photos, can become a trend?
Instagram is a very visual medium and in the end, I think people want to follow accounts that share beautiful pictures. It might be nice to show ‘the real world’ once in a while. Or maybe with the swipe function that you show the Instagram version first, and the original version with a swipe to the left. But in the end, I think pretty pictures win. That being said, I always aim for taking pictures that are good enough to post without photoshopping. I only adjust them to fit my feed, so that all my pictures fit nicely together.
6. What’s your best tip for someone who feels insecure about their online presence?
Unfollow all the accounts that make you feel insecure. I followed a lot of fit girls in the beginning. I was starting to think that it was unusual not to have abs as a woman. I unfollowed them all! And also, you can try to admire someone else’s account, without doubting your own account (or life).
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