Wednesday, 9 February 2011

The Art Of A Self-Portrait

It should be easy, shouldn't it?  Set up your camera.  A quick look through the view finder to check what's going to be behind your head.  Press the automatic timer and away you go.
Or not ...
~ The I'll-lie-on-the-floor approach ~
~ The I'll-lie-flat-on-the-floor approach ~
~ The Okay, the-looking-over-the-back-of-the-sofa-shot-wins approach ~


8 comments:

Amy said...

Hey ... you certainly got a good one in the end .. well done, they are so hard! :-)

Rhona said...

I've tried a few ways but have never really liked any of them. Well done for persevering and getting a good one in the end. xx

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Well done, Ruth! I have a hard time with SP's too. Funny, I took some shots a couple weeks ago and uploaded them with Carrie standing behind me. As I was deleting them she was saying, "Don't delete them!!!! That's SO cute..." Haha. Her opinion and mine were completely different. Anyway, I actually love all the shots you posted. :o)

Sian said...

It is so much harder than it looks! I think you got a nice shot there - you look relaxed.

debs14 said...

Oh good, it's not just me that ends up with heads or arms missing! Love the last two of this collection. It's an exhausting business though isn't it? Set up camera, pose, get up, check picture, delete, set up camera again ......
You got it so right in the end though - lovely!

Photographing Mom said...

Nice!! Glad I'm not the only one that struggles with that timer thing!

Kirsty.a said...

I think it's all down to luck. My new blog header photo was a aelf portrait with the camera held at arms length - and I'm amazed I like it

♥♥ Liz ♥♥ said...

I've given up with SPs as they never look like I do in the mirror. Way too many bags, wrinkles and dark circles seem to appear when I try.
Might try again over the weekend after a hair cut!!

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