Photography is one of my hobbies. Though some people say I should really advertise and put myself out there to make money doing this, I’m hesitant because I know there are so many other people out there better than I am… at least I think so.
Anyway, yesterday was a gorgeous day out and I was wearing brand new shirt that I’ve been waiting to wear (since it was too hot to wear it last month). I couldn’t resist, I had to get my camera out of its bag and go for a short self-portrait session. I did start off just taking pictures inside, but like I said, it was too nice outside to not take some pictures out there!
Self-portrait sessions are something I like doing at least once a year. One of the reasons I like to do this is because first of all… it’s fun! Second of all, I don’t have access to any other photographers to take my pictures for me (for free anyway), so this way I’m saving myself some money. And lastly, I get experience by doing my own photos and getting to experiment with different poses and whatnot.
As with any photo session – whether it’s sports, lifestyle, self portraits, or still-life photography – there are hundreds of pictures taken. Sadly, only a few make the final cut. I found that with this session I didn’t take nearly as many as I have in the past (due to a limited time), but I still ended up cutting at least half of the photos out… if not more.
Unfortunately this time, there was a focus problem with a few ones that I particularly liked, but since they were not up to my standards I didn’t bother with them. I was really disappointed because when I looked at them on my camera they looked fine and like they’d be great pictures. Next time I’ll be a little more attentive to the focal points before I hit the timer.
I know some of these might not be my best work, but I don’t think they’re too bad for an impromptu photo-shoot. I’ll try to plan a better session soon for some better photos, and maybe even try to recruit a friend to take some photos to save me the trouble of using the self-timer function. On the other hand, I can cross off ‘do a new self-portrait session’ off my 25 Before 25 list since technically, this was a self-portrait session.
Also, the rest of the pictures from my mini session can be found on my Natural Chance Productions & Photography Facebook page.