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Self Portrait

Once a month, I get together with an awesome group of ladies. We are all photographers, all in different stages of our lives and careers, but we’re all very supportive of each other.

Not only do we get together to have fun, chit chat, and gossip, but we also share ideas, ask for advice, motivate each other, and try different things. We read inspirational, motivational and educational books and have book group talks.

The one thing we do that makes us each step out of our comfort zone, is that we come up with a project – a photography project. We’ve done such things as a scavenger hunt – find and photograph these 6 things, photograph your husband, photograph water, etc.

This month’s assignment was to do a self portrait – completely by yourself, no one else can push the "button." I will tell you, this was hard. It is very difficult to focus on an inanimate object, such as a teddy bear, set the timer, replace yourself in the exact same spot the teddy bear was and react to the camera. I’ve taken many timed portraits of our family, but I realized it’s a lot easier when Pete and the dogs are in position – I focus on Pete and then jump in right where I fit.

I tried to challenge myself to come up with something different and unique – the results are not too shabby!

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One Response to “Self Portrait”

  1. lori on April 29th, 2008 1:55 pm

    good practice for the wedding hee hee :-)

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