Publicly posting pictures...do you ever consider...
When you share pictures on public sites (ex: Facebook) do you ever consider the background content or context of it? They say "a picture is worth a thousand words" and it's interpretation is up to the viewer. We all have things in our life we feel are worthy of capturing in a picture and we like to share that thing we took a picture of for whatever our reasons are. But how conscious do you try to be with the overall imagine you are sharing? Do you consider just the subject you're taking the picture of, or do you take notice of what else is going to be seen in that image and what the viewers will think? Do you think they are only forming opinions on just the center focused subject or do you think they are looking at everything and forming an opinion about it all? Do you even care what opinions they are forming?
Personally, I try to consider all the objects that are in the image and I give thought to how the overall content will be interpreted. For example...my YSD hasn't had time to visit between working, getting ready to start community college and according to her...applying for every scholarship out there, she has "no time for fun or seeing anyone". Then she posts pictures of her and friends at parties, amusement parks and sleep-overs. The images paint a very different picture than what she tells DH and his interpretation is that she DOES have time for fun a seeing people...just not him! Another example...my brother and his wife just had their second child and are posting pictures of the baby and their 3yo together. I know he's posting them to show off the new baby and how his DD is being a great big sister...but when you look at the background of the picture you no longer see 2 cute kids. You see a FILTHY carpet they have the new baby laying on, you see parts and pieces of a million toys scattered all over the place, you see dirty dishes on coffee tables, half empty drink bottles on every surface including thrown on the floor, you see dirty cloths hanging off almost object and you see 3 rolled up (I'm assuming dirty or wet) diapers on the floor and table with about 6-7 empty formula bottles from the hospital. Now I don't see 2 cute kids in those images anymore...I see a filthy dirty living environment and think "how can you be so disgusting with 2 young children living in that mess"! The baby is only 3 days old so it's not like SIL is so overwhelmed with 2 young kids she couldn't clean. That mess is a lot older than 3 days!
My house would never be that dirty, but even if it was, I wouldn't post pictures publicly for the world to see that mess. I also wouldn't be dumb enough to lie to someone, then post picture proof confirming the lie. So, do you give any consideration to what is seen beyond your main subject in your pictures?