I’ve done a few self-portraits in my time. Mostly because I had to, not because I wanted to. I have done them because it was assignment for a class or because I need one for self promotion. I guess the thing I like less than doing a self-portrait is sitting for one with another photographer pressing the shutter. I don’t like my self-portraits even after I’ve put the effort into making one. I’m not sure why I don’t like any of them, I just don’t. Maybe it’s because I don’t like how I look in them (or how I look in any photos for that matter, I think I look dorky) or I tried to hard to look like something I’m not. Not dorky! Anyway, this week, the assignment for the 104 Weekly Photo Projects is to make a self-portrait. I didn’t make that the project for the week for no real reason. I did it because I need to do another self-portrait. I figured if I had to suffer then everyone should suffer with me! Nice guy right? Anyway, I’m not sure what I’ll do but I will do another post about it and describe what I was trying to achieve. The self-portrait has become a bit of a social media thing these days. Most everyone seems to have some sort of “selfie” on Facebook. I hope what I do rises above the typical selfie but you never know. Maybe I really do need a selfie for my Facebook page!
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I am in the same boat. I think I hated the very few that I took with my iPhoto, and may be the only one that I really did it to check the lighting. So I have been struggling for this week’s assignment and haven’t got myself to do it yet.