An eBay seller in the U.K. accidentally revealed more than just her for-sale items in an auction listing on the web site.
According to the Daily Mail, Aimi Jones, 21, hung a dress on the door of her wardrobe to take an auction photograph.
The mustard yellow skater dress by ASOS wasn't the only thing captured in the image.
Her reflection in the door mirror was also captured by the camera. This might have gone unnoticed, but Jones was wearing only a black bra and no bottoms at the time.
The post led to dozens of parody auctions and trended on twitter with the hashtag #ebayyellowskaterdress.
She had the photo taken down when she realized her mistake, and relisted with herself more dressed in the reflection.
The Oklahoman's photo editor Doug Hoke shares tips to avoid embarrassing yourself with photos intended for online distribution.
1. Be careful of reflections. Mirrors, glass and shiny metal surfaces like chrome all will reflect whatever is there. Be especially aware of round objects. They include a very wide angle that can be hard to see because the image is so small.
2. Remember the K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid) rule! If possible photograph against a plain wall. That will eliminate a lot of potential problems and put the focus on your item.
3. Look before you post! Look CAREFULLY at your photo. You want to be able to see the subject well, but also look at the edges around the subject for distractions or embarrassing items.
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