When you are the photographer of the group or if you travel alone at time, there often aren’t many pictures OF you. And I’ve always felt weird about asking a stranger to take my photo when I travel, even tho I’ve taken hundreds of pictures for other people. Go figure…
So when I heard about a photo challenge at Urban Muser where each month you make self portraits following a certain theme, I was intrigued. “In The Picture” challenge was just what I need to push me to putting myself in front of the camera lens.
Even tho I’m very late starting up (they started the challenge in January!) I’ll keep working on it. If the challenge doesn’t carry into 2013, I will just start with the ones I missed. Another thing I like about it is that the self portrait doesn’t always mean of your face. That adds yet another level to what I can do with this.
The August challenge was “My Life Right Now”. Perfect for my Fabulous 50th Year!
We are renewing our commitment to each other.
(This one was easy as all I had to do was look and snap.)
My wee joys… Little Bird…
(A little more difficult. I had to take several to get us both in and looking decent!)
…And Little Hoss.
(I noticed my reflection is Sis’ fireplace and got this one of the two of us. This is getting harder! Good shot of me… posing a wiggling toddler… watching for reflections…)
Me at my new crafting work bench.
(UGH! I’m going to have to play with my camera’s timer mode a lot! For some reason, it didn’t focus. This one was the best of the bunch.)
So… it wasn’t as hard as I thought to take a self portrait. I think I’ll enjoy this personal challenge!