I'm always looking to improve my camera skills and the challenge sounded like fun.
Sally's prompt for this week--week one-- is a self portrait.
I admit that I am far more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it. I rarely like photos of myself and always notice those flaws that are so readily apparent in a photo.
I have found that adding texture to the photo can hide some flaws.
A black and white photo does wonders as well.
The biggest challenge I found in taking a self portrait is that I had nothing on which to focus the camera. I tried making my husband stand in for me and, at one point, thought a lamp might do.
In the end, I was able to use a brick. Who would have thought?
Sally, thank you for starting this challenge and I look forward to next week.
If you have time, take a look at Sally's blog, the Studio Sublime, and check out the other self portraits.