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January 31, 2010

31/355 Self Portrait

"The greatest things ever done on Earth
have been done little by little."
- William Jennings Bryan

This weeks challenge for me, is to take a self portrait each and every day.  That would be a portrait of myself.   I just realized that I have very few photos of myself due to the fact that I am the one always behind the camera.  This is going to be hard, tricky, frustrating, embarrassing and I hope worth it.

Also portraiture isn't something that I feel I am very good at so by a weeks worth of practice I hope to see some improvements.

Not a good photo but it shows what I am up to today,  studying on how to set my D90 to self-timer so that I can us it instead of my point and shoot PowerShot.
 

9 comments:

Ron a.k.a. Danudin said...

What comic book is hidden in that manual, I went to school too and Photoshop proves you can't believe what you see. You have obviously read it already to get the shot! Love fun shots and this is a doozy Ms. Studious!

AimeeJ said...

I really like how you set this up with the book.

Chesney said...

Great pose Barb, and perfect processing...I love the toning on this! Self portraits are hard, most people who like taking pics like to be on the other side of the camera! NICE idea!

cathy2010photowalk said...

I like this! Great shot and the toning is just right. And there is a sense of humour in it as well which I like.

Esther said...

What an exciting idea. I have very few photos of me and the ones I have I do not like. Of course, they are taken by someone else! Maybe if I tried this I would get something acceptable. I'll be watching.

BobbieCoughlin said...

Actually, I think this is a good photo. It shows a lot about the subject: interest, environment, something about temperament. Because there are so many disparate elements in the photo, a color show would have had too many distractions. B&W resolved that problem, allowing the elements to be there but without taking away form the composition.

Rinny said...

What a good shot. Love that it is in B&W agree that there would have been too many distractions otherwise. This makes us focus on you and what you are doing.

Clara said...

The black and white processing is great. I love the pose and the composition.

gregworld said...

I really like this photo. What a great idea!