Week 1: Self-Portrait

by Heidi Egerman January. 07, 2020 349 views

This is my first post on 52Frames as well as my first 52 photo project. I found the ‘self-portrait’ to be quite a challenge and very much out of my wheelhouse. I did learn a lot about my camera while trying to accomplish this task. I shot this in my small make-shift studio and I had to get reacquainted the wireless and the cabled remotes. I look forward to future attempts at this subject.

I am not totally happy with my first post as this image is rather ethereal and not characteristic of my style. Nonetheless, week 1 is behind me now and I'm looking forward to week 2, 'leading lines'. I'm very anxious to see images from all the other framers.

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Camellia Staab 10 months, 4 weeks ago

Very nice selfie. I really like the edit.

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Heidi Egerman Replied to Camellia Staab 10 months, 4 weeks ago

Thanks Camellia.

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Lynn F Medley 10 months, 4 weeks ago

Very creative! I love it! I too would like to know how you did it,, I also just joined 52Frames,, also had joined another 52 week  challenge but might just withdraw, 52Frames seems to have a lot to offer!

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Heidi Egerman Replied to Lynn F Medley 10 months, 4 weeks ago

Thanks Lynn. There are numerous things I did in post processing. I first changed the image to monochrome using Silver Efex and then pulled it into a mobile app called Formula. I can’t remember which filter I used, but there are several I really like. The original image was taken with my Canon Rebel. Taking the image was the biggest challenge. I will keep working on this in the future. 

Hope to see you on 52 Frames.

10 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Lynn F Medley Replied to Heidi Egerman 10 months, 4 weeks ago

Thank you! Hope to see you there too,,

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Helen Hooker 10 months, 4 weeks ago

I love this - definitely not your average selfie!

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Heidi Egerman Replied to Helen Hooker 10 months, 4 weeks ago

Thanks Helen.

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Jolien Dekens 11 months ago

I love the look of this portrait, very original :)
I hadn't heard of 52Frames, looks really fun! I just subscribed :p

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Heidi Egerman Replied to Jolien Dekens 10 months, 4 weeks ago

Thank you. Glad you are now among the ‘framers’.

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Bethany Plonski 11 months ago

Beautiful! At first glance it does seem ethereal (which I don't think is a bad thing), but then the texture gives it depth upon a closer look. Looking forward to following your frames!

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Heidi Egerman Replied to Bethany Plonski 10 months, 4 weeks ago

Thanks Bethany. It should be an educational year.

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