It's Week #1: Self-Portrait!

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Week 1: Self-Portrait

Photo by: Yosef Adest – Week 1: Self portrait (2014)

It is a tradition here at 52Frames that the very first challenge of the new year is a self-portrait. Us photographers are much more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it but sometimes we have to turn the cameras on ourselves.

This is not only a great way to introduce ourselves to the rest of the group but also a chance to update our profile photos! But more than that, taking your own portrait and exposing yourself to the rest of the world, can place you in a vulnerable spot. Some of us are so conscious of our imperfections that we do not always realize that it is exactly these very things that make us so unique and special.

So embrace whatever you think is wrong with you and FLAUNT it in this album! And for all the newcomers joining us this year, fasten your seat belts..eh, no… strap yourself in one of those skydiver harnesses. This is going to be one hell of a bumpy ride!!! WOOHOOO!

Tips and Tuts for this week:

  1. Consider a bit of grooming before your own private photo shoot. You don’t have to get a haircut or pluck your eyebrows but at least brush your hair and teeth and wear something that you makes you happy.
  2. Read about a photographer’s self-portrait project.
  3. Reasons why you should take your self portrait…and more reasons here and here.
  4. How to take a self-portrait and how to take one with dramatic lighting.
  5. 100 seriously cool self-portraits with tips.
  6. Incorporate some of the things that define who you are into your photograph, let the world see who YOU. Have a look at some cool unique self-portraits here.

Have a look at the “Self portrait” albums of 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014.  And of course, the Googles. Oh, you sweet Googles.

Extra Credit: Imperfection

Here at 52Frames we embrace imperfection. How else can we explore new things and become more creative? We even dedicated an entire album (Week 19, 2013) once to being different, unique and yes, imperfect.

Photo credit: Devo Kessin – Week 1: Self-Portrait – 2014

 

Remember, it is not necessary to keep this
Extra Credit challenge in mind while shooting.
It’s extra credit!

*Please note!! You can only submit ONE photo per
week, for the week’s challenge. This photo can
include the “Extra Credit” part of the challenge,
or the “regular” challenge, but you can never submit
more than one photo!

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