An image from a recent series of self-portraits: a somewhat more sophisticated mirror selfie with a Pentax. 📷👩🏻
It seems that you simply turn away, and the day disappears into nothingness. I am referring to daylight, of course. Painfully early sunsets this time of the year may require a heightened intake of vitamin D (and C, and fish oil!), but at least these steely sunsets are gorgeous in every shade of blue.
I've been doing a bit of commercial photography in the past few weeks, which I'll post a bit later. Detailed object work is actually quite enjoyable.
Yet there is nothing like running around with my camera outside on a fairly warm day capturing another kind of detail: that of early spring. (I even forgot I've been suffering from a severe cold far too long!)
One of my favorite captures of today is this daytime Moon.
Once again, I ended up being a photographer without a recent self-portrait beyond smartphone selfies, with which I have a love-hate relationship. So, I decided to rectify the situation, but not having the time to run out into nature for an adequate shoot, a tripod, timer, and a few extra minutes led to this:
It's been a very long time since I've taken anything other than a smartphone selfie. Therefore, today I forced myself to at least photograph myself in front of the mirror for five minutes with a real camera.
"Forced? Girls love taking photos of themselves!"
That they do. Except ladies, who are also photographers, tend to be perfectionists. So, where a simple selfie would do, a real portrait may not.
But this little experiment turned out fairly well. Whereas it's obviously not advisable to have strange shadows on one's face when capturing a head shot, sometimes the said shadows may lend to worthwhile artistic affects.
As is it case here. At least I hope so.
In the very least, my eyes look their hazel best, not brown as they often appear. And that's enough for this perfectionist.
I'm not the biggest fan of capturing self-portraits—not because of the timers and numerous takes—but because there are so many worthwhile ideas, but so little time. However, I've (vapidly) decided to update the covers for my social networks with none other than yours truly. (To be fair, my preference usually is my nature-and-wildlife photography, not "selfies.")
As a result, I—once again—end up with clean, muted minimalism. As that is normally my preference in graphic design, perhaps I should stick with it.