July 31, 2014
I came across this article and I have to say that it properly explains the reason why I decided to do this. I mentioned on Day 1 of my 30 day photography challenge of how much I really don’t like being in pictures. I probably would attribute it to the fact that I’m not vain, but as I examine a little further, it’s primarily because I don’t know how I look on the other end, but also I can be just a bit camera shy. I know what angles work sometimes, but then there are other times where I often have a distrust of the person who is holding the camera. I’ve had some awful pictures taken of me, but then I’ve had some really great ones! I have to say that out of all the pictures that I’ve had take of me, this portrait was probably one of my favorites taken by Jessica Bulloss of Bulloss Photography. These were also great from her too! The most interesting thing about having this session done was that I learned so much more about making a client feel comfortable about posing than I have in the past. I’ve learned more about posing in an hour than I have in a general 3-4 year time frame. While I still had a fairly decent level of posing creativity, I have to say that it is not nearly as great as it good be.
From spending time researching and coming across articles like the one that I have linked in the beginning, I decided that the best thing that I could do right now for my style is to do a self portrait challenge. I promise you it’s going to be very uncomfortable for me, but I figured that while we’re in the “selfie” trend, why not actually post some quality self-portraits.
I hope this challenge gives you the opportunity to see more of who I am as I decide to branch away from being camera shy. 😉
So starting soon, the 30 day self-portrait challenge begins!