I need to take my mind off an impending 60 minute session with the dentist on Friday, yikes! and also a break from photographing pets. More practice is definitely in order with regard to backdrops, window light and posing, so I was inspired by a fellow WordPress blogger, Carissa from the Neophyte photographer to try a few more self portraits and also practice posing my “Dear One”.
I like the side lighting in this shot, it adds some drama to the image and the pose is strong but not aggressive. We are using a sheet as a backdrop which I’m not wild about but okay in a pinch I suppose.
This was the first one we tried, I don’t like the lighting and the smiles look fake, the trick is to keep our faces on the same plane so that both pairs of eyes are sharp, we got better as we went on.
This shot I was too far back in the image for my eyes to be in sharp focus…
This one was a bit better but I kept forgetting to take my glasses off the top of my head, it’s much easier to take photos of other people…
I would pose Terry and then run like heck to pose myself as the camera timer counted down 10 seconds, so much hilarity ensued
This is my favourite shot, I like the lighting and both pairs of eyes are quite sharp and we were having fun.
All my love