You probably heard that the word of the year in 2013 was Selfie. What that even says about our culture I won’t try to get into here. In the photography world however, the Self Portrait has always been a valid part of Portraiture. And the thing about being the photographer in the family is that very rarely do you end up in front of the lens. You’re almost always behind it, right? The re are three ways to go for a self portrait with a DSLR. With a self-timer or remote, holding the camera at arm's length, or to do a reflection shot, which is what I did here.
The location is our local antique shop. I know they have way more beautiful mirrors and interesting backgrounds for a reflection photo than my house. In keeping with the setting I edited the image into a sepia tone and added some minimal vignetting around the edge. What do you think? I’m not 100% sure, I think it could use some practice. There could be more focus on the eye. I’ll schedule another attempt another Friday and see if it can improve.
Are you also the photographer who’s never in the photo? Are you a professional selfie-taker? I’d be happy to hear your tips!
Happy Friday everyone!