When I’m not busy shooting weddings, engagements, boudoir sessions and portraits, I really enjoy self-portraiture. It’s been a while since I’ve done any, and I really miss doing photography ‘just for fun’. So, starting today, I will take a self-portrait (SP) every day for a year. Am I crazy? Probably. Will I learn much? Oh yeah!
My main reason for doing these daily SPs is that they force you to really learn more about your camera, your technique, and especially your lighting style. It’s a lot harder to get it right when you don’t have someone there as your subject, modeling the light and providing a point of focus … but it is so rewarding when you finally nail it. You have to learn to pre-visualize how you want your shot to turn out.
So, here’s to a fun year of SPs! I’ll post my favorites here, maybe once a week or so. And if you like what you see, let me know so that we can recreate the look for your portrait, boudoir, engagement or bridal session! Here’s my photo from Day One (today):