Week 2 Photography and Social Media

December 04, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

We have been told that Project 1 is a series of 3 Self Portraits.  My first reaction was  - No, no, no! I don’t want to do that.  I’m older now.  Have rarely liked photos of me for some years now.  Vanity?  Insecurity?  I couldn’t put it out of my mind.  How could I do it?  Clearly there has to be an online presence.  Clearly I’m not young.  So be an adult.  I can do it.  Slowly ideas start emerging.  They seem to have a life of their own.  I’ve even tried a selfie with my Iphone just to see what different angles look like.  Still prefer my DSLR though.  Although a Nikon D800 is cumbersome, it is a lovely camera to use and so versatile with the variety of  lenses I have. Hmm!  First images with the iphone weren't bad though.  Will experiment further.

The possibilities are popping up all the time.  Now I need to see if I am technically proficient enough with both the camera and the software to achieve some of them.

In the meantime here's a photo of myself I took in Italy when the scene was crying out to have someone on the seat and I was all alone.  Very glad I took the tripod.  Distracting skylight at top of image, but didn't want to crop the image down any further or I would lose the sense of depth in the narrow laneway.

 


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