Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

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My latest photographic project

The Flickr T189 group, which is the group founded by the OU students who did the first presentation of the OU's Digital Photography course, are taking on new challenges. Some of these are self-imposed, some are chosen from a list of suggestions. I chose my own challenge, which is:

My photos are usually empty of people, so my personal challenge is going to be self-portraits. This means that instead of wandering around hoping that something will catch my eye, I'll have to set up and create the shots.

So... My aim for this challenge is to end up with a collection of 10 photos of me or parts of me that I feel are strong images and that I'm happy with. I'm giving myself until the end of May 08 (ie 3 months) for the challenge.

I have a set for this project, which so far contains two photos...

I haven't progressed this any further today, other than to go for a walk to get the exercise regime underway again. I want the me I'm photographing to be a little more svelte and toned by May for the final stages of the challenge! Meanwhile, here's the first portrait that (after some fiddling in Photoshop!) didn't turn out too badly.

First tentative self-portrait

I would like to be able to take portraits of other people, but I feel embarassed asking people to pose and I'm very usure about getting decent results. So what better person to start on than myself? I have plenty of patience and as I'm totally unphotogenic, if I can take decent photos of me, then I can take decent photos of anyone. :)
Tags: photography, self-portrait challenge

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