Thursday, February 9, 2012

a flickr selfie prompt

It always surprises me how many photographers don’t like to be in front of the camera. I was among them. Last year while participating in a Project 365 and often took photos of my husband and I. Having him in the shot made me relax and offered someone (something) to look at and set my focus on prior to running into the frame. On occasion, I would practice selfies, I always felt vain.

As the year continued, and I learned more about photography and editing, I became more comfortable. I enjoy portrait photography but had no one upon which to practice (other than my husband and he can only take so much!)

Searching the net, I came across a young women’s blog. She was expecting and documented her pregnancy by taking tons of selfies. (what a wonderful gift for her baby girl to have) She offered fabulous tutorials and tips.

I have come to the point where I don’t mind being out front, and I actually like have complete editorial control over a photo of myself.


Nelson Mangalagama said...

I have a relative who has similar features,good picture.

Ivanhoe said...

I have to practice mine then :) Hubby is not a willing subject at all.
Love your beautiful blue eyes!

Carrie said...

Yay for selfies! This is a great photo. Your eyes are beautiful!