A couple of photo groups that I am in on facebook posted a self portrait challenge. I have tried this before and it was pretty tough. I have since learned that back button focusing is my friend and makes self portraits way easier or you can just manually focus. I used a stuffed animal where my head would be and then took a few photos of myself. There never seems to be a good time to do this. Even though I woke up early and threw on some clothes and makeup without showering or brushing my hair, I picked today to do my challenge. I also had cried moments before watching a sad movie. Despite my lack of effort I thought my photos turned out pretty decent. I used window light and a reflector.
Have you tried to do a self portrait? Did you think it was tough? If you don’t own a reflector then it should be your next purchase. They are really cheap and can help you put light on a person or a project and really help you get a better photo. I used a big one that is really inexpensive from Amazon. I don’t care for the silver or gold side. I just use the white.
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