|song title: Feels so Close|
|jumping that looks like dancing//even a failed attempt can turn out!|
Kiley that I use very often. Remotes are cheap and easy to learn how to use. This is the one I have. There are so many reasons I love my remote. I don't have to run back and forth from the camera to my pose. Also, the remote will focus on you, so you know you are usually getting the focus you want.
|song title: Is Anybody Out There|
Tip #4: Be creative. This is basically the simplest tip out there, but it's oh, so true. Try new poses. Shoot from different angles. Play around with lighting and shadows. If you don't have a tripod, find a chair, table, or box to set your camera on. Take a concept (i.e. Bible verse, song, definition of your favorite word, poem, quote), think about that concept and what it means to you, and then translate that meaning through a photograph. Find interesting props - hang them, hold them, throw them...you get the point. Do something different than the normal arms stretched, camera-holding pose. You'll love the results!
Last, don't be afraid to look like a total dork! I try to take my photos away from my siblings, who seem to think that photographing myself reaching for a globe is absolutely hilarious. You will look funny, I promise. You will take a lot of photos that you will immediately delete. Like I said before, self-portraits get you waaay out of you're comfort zone. But when you get that perfect shot of the scene you had in your head, it feels good!
I'd really love to see some of your self-portraits! Get out there and practice, edit and upload, blog about it, then come back here and link up!
psst...I got a Formspring. Ask away!