Photos of Me
I do not change my profile pictures very often but you probably noticed that I have recently, and since it was almost two years since I last did, it was about time too. Being a photographer requires me to do it well though, what would you think of a photographer with a less than quality photo of themselves? Personally, not much.
I bought a second camera body the other month and so I could finally get some professional looking photos of me with my camera. Also some general shots. So with the help of both my sisters I did some photo shoots of me.
How can I do a photo shoot of myself? Well it was quite simple, I just set up the camera settings and handed it over to my sister (who does know enough about manual settings to change the white balance and exposure) and she took all these photos of me. And we did them in raw so there would be more room for correcting lighting mistakes and because I just love raw, I edited the photos of myself, which felt quite odd.
The next afternoon we dressed up in our 'professional photographer and photographers assistant' clothes. Alice took photos of me while I took photos of Jane so that I would just be being natural and not posing as such. Apparently I look pretty funny sometimes....
I also got Jane to take a few shots of Alice and I together. I had been wanting photos of me with my camera for ages, and now I finally have them! I much prefer photos that I actually look okay in rather than those horrible selfie things. (Unless they are in mirrors but then Canon is spelt backwards.) Apart from the fact that it would be really hard to get my camera to focus on somethings so close... and do you know how heavy those things are! I get a sore enough wrist from just carrying the camera around.
Have you ever done a photo shoot of yourself?