Assignment: Self-Portrait

My Digital Photography School assignment this week was to take a self-portrait.  I discovered two things.  The first discovery was something I mentioned in a previous post, I would much rather be behind the camera lense instead of in front of it.  The second discovery I made was that it is really, really difficult to take a self-portrait because there is nothing to focus on. You set up the camera by focusing on an empty chair, set the self-timer and bound to the empty chair just in time to hear the shutter click.  I got a lot of exercise doing this.  Be forewarned, these are not the greatest shots I’ve ever taken!

After taking all these shots there were two things I wanted to do.  I wanted to finish Inishmaan because I LOVE THESE CABLES!

 And, I wanted to pick up the phone and call my dermatologist to schedule a mole removal.

15 Comments on “Assignment: Self-Portrait

  1. I think you look great in the photo’s and so does Inishmaan those cables are amazing!! I understand where you coming from re self portraits I’d much rather be behind the camera too.

    I have ordered Cascade 220 for mine and dying for it to arrive so I can swatch and start working on it.

  2. I especially think the first photo is stunning!

    And oh you are doing a wonderful job with that sweater – I wish I could squoosh the cables …

  3. You are absolutely beautiful and don’t you forget it.
    You did a great job for self timer shots, I really do hate to take them too.

  4. I had to laugh at your last comment. I had a lipoma on my forehead for years, thinking it wasn’t that noticeable. Like you, I’m a little camera shy and usually position myself behind it, but someone got a shot of me despite my protest.

    Upon seeing the photo, all I noticed was the bump. I was convinced I looked like The Elephant Man.

    The next day I called my physician for a referral to a plastic surgeon. This had a much larger diameter than a mole, so I wanted someone used to dealing with larger incisions and potential scarring.

    Now it’s gone, and there’s no trace of a scar at all. He did an amazing job–but then, this town is good for that.

  5. First the self portraits are very good. Second, I want that sweater. NOW. I haven’t got that brave yet though. Third, I didn’t even notice the mole until you pointed it out. I think we all see the worst in us sometimes. I might have been focused on that awesome sweater too though. I think I just didn’t notice.

  6. Your so cute! And I can see why you want to find up that sweater now, those cables are beautiful!

  7. This is lovely!

    I’ve been reading blogs through google reader lately and hadn’t realized that your blog has been updating until I went back to bloglines. So sorry I haven’t been commenting – I didn’t realize that you’d been posting.

  8. You have done a fantastic job on those cables! That is one of my upcoming projects: to learn how to make beautifully intricate cables. Your work on that sweater is an inspiration! And I agree with everyone else, you look fabulous in your photos. My father would have said, “Her face and her eyes show her character.”

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