I've decided to take on a project that takes me out of my comfort zone, the self portriat. I'm usually behind the camera, so I'm not good at posting
In days gone by, with your 35mm camera, you had to wait for your snapshots and without much practice maybe got lucky with liking a photo, but then this is where the pro's came in. Having a proper photo was a treat.
With the advent of digital it is so much easeier and quicker to see your photos and deleted what you dislike (and of course learn and hone your skill). With Instragram and Snapchat filters, you get to show the world your best or silly side. Many people have started to learn how to pose, which is great.
However, the downside is this has alientated many people who think they are not pretty enough or photogenic.
So this is a personal journey for me, to show the world the different sides of me in hopefully a creative way. I will hopefully learn something about myself, maybe become more confident in front of the camera and hopefully learn some techniques, so that when someone tells me they are not photogenic, I can show them otherwise. There is a lot of hope in this project, isn't there?
I am thinking once a month for a year, I know, this isn't January, but who says you have to start a project at the beginning of the year. I'm starting it at the point it sparked something creative in me.
So here I am, with a little filter.........