Sunday, March 11, 2012

Self... again

Self in Color

The last few times I made some of these it wasn't what I set out to do that day.  This time it was deliberate.  I'm not sure of the exact reason, but it has to do with a few things.  The main reason is I cut my hair, and I really don't look like my most recent pictures.  The second is I need some pictures online where I can at least pretend to look professionalIt probably doesn't matter for Facebook, but may matter elsewhere.

Self Square

I wasn't planning to use the hat for the color picture, but I hated something about every other picture I made with color in mind.  The other two I was planning to hide most of my face, so the hat was mandatory.  I may make one, or both, of those Facebook profile pictures (ironic isn't it... to hide my face for Facebook... ?)  If I was a musician or an author, I'd consider one of the B&W shots for liner notes/biography pictures.


I've been asked a few times how I make self portraits.  I use the intravolometer on my camera.  I set it to make 10 shots/3 seconds apart.  This means I usually waste one of the clicks while I walk under the lights, but I get 9 others where I can move back and forth and try different things.  Its so much easier than setting the self timer and only getting one shot.  But, I could probably have gotten 3 better pictures... easier... if I simply hired someone else to make them.  Maybe someday.

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