Self Portrait : Nov 2016

by Jennifer Venter November. 05, 2016 2412 views

Taking one's self portrait  - you feel very odd and very stupid at the same time.  But there is a trick which might help - when you face the camera put yourself into your desired pose that speaks to who you are.  Then think of a funny song/film clip / joke you heard recently then - laugh.  Not a Huge laugh just a real laugh which then shows in your eyes and then your face.   I hope that I succeeded with the self portrait below  taken this morning in my studio.


Jennifer

Self Portrait - Jennifer


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Michelle Johnston 4 years, 1 month ago

Jennifer, thanks for your great advice! Have a great evening!

4 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jennifer Venter Replied to Michelle Johnston 4 years ago

My pleasure! Have a beautiful week !

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Ben Mckechnie 4 years, 4 months ago

Hi Jennifer! This week's weekly theme is none other than Self Portraits. How about tagging this post with #weeklytheme16 and being our first entry? Here's the announcement: https://www.photoblog.com/learn/weekly-theme-16-self-portraits/
Cheers!
Ben

4 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jennifer Venter Replied to Ben Mckechnie 4 years, 4 months ago

Done thank you !

4 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ben Mckechnie Replied to Jennifer Venter 4 years, 4 months ago

Brilliant, thanks!

4 years, 4 months ago Edited
Kara Bana 4 years, 5 months ago

You certainly did! Laughing before the shot is always a good one.

4 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jennifer Venter Replied to Kara Bana 4 years, 4 months ago

Thank you so much ! Have a beautiful day !!

4 years, 4 months ago Edited
Giancarlo Fosci 4 years, 5 months ago

Wonderful smile!!!!

4 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jennifer Venter Replied to Giancarlo Fosci 4 years, 4 months ago

Thank you so much !! :)

4 years, 4 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 4 years, 5 months ago

Lovely to see you! 😊

4 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jennifer Venter Replied to Helen Hooker 4 years, 4 months ago

LOL thank you !!! Looking a tad different with longer hair :)

4 years, 4 months ago Edited
Magdalena Zet 4 years, 5 months ago

Pretty & happy - I love it! :D

4 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jennifer Venter Replied to Magdalena Zet 4 years, 4 months ago

Thank you so much ! Very appreciated !

4 years, 4 months ago Edited
Tom Symons 4 years, 5 months ago

I always said a smile shows in the eyes...good shot, thanks for the tip

4 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jennifer Venter Replied to Tom Symons 4 years, 4 months ago

Well said and I so agree with that one. I dont think people realise how much your eyes give away especially to the camera.

4 years, 4 months ago Edited
Steveandjustyna 4 years, 5 months ago

I like it!!! You look happy!

4 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jennifer Venter Replied to Steveandjustyna 4 years, 4 months ago

Thank you so much ! Happy and healthy ! Best combination !

4 years, 4 months ago Edited
Baptria 4 years, 5 months ago

Useful trick not only for self portrait and beautiful portrait as a result... so well done again!

4 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jennifer Venter Replied to Baptria 4 years, 4 months ago

I do something similar with my clients (without them realising the trick of course) :)

4 years, 4 months ago Edited
Moira 4 years, 5 months ago

Thanks for the tips you certainly succeeded with yours , beautiful self portrait .

4 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jennifer Venter Replied to Moira 4 years, 4 months ago

Thank you so much ! Have a super sunny day !

4 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 4 years, 5 months ago

Lovely portrait! Beautiful eyes & smile.......good advice & example!
Bravo!

4 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jennifer Venter Replied to Jay Boggess 4 years, 4 months ago

Thank you so much !!

4 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Jennifer Venter 4 years, 4 months ago

:=D

Cheers!

4 years, 4 months ago Edited
Emilia 4 years, 5 months ago
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Jennifer Venter Replied to Emilia 4 years, 4 months ago

Thank you so much !

4 years, 4 months ago Edited
Arun Tp 4 years, 5 months ago

beautiful portrait.

4 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jennifer Venter Replied to Arun Tp 4 years, 5 months ago

Thank you so much !

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