PTC: (Self) Portrait Photography

by Marsha June. 15, 2012 4230 views

See more PTC “portrait photography” RIGHT HERE. [photoblog.com]

….and here's Marjorie's link share, “It's All About the Jaw.” [youtube.com]

First let me just put it out there….I hate doing self portraits. Did I say hate? I meant REALLY hate! To me it's a necessary evil in the photography world and I generally avoid it as long as possible.

My plan was to tag my last two posts of my g-kids for this week's photo technique challenge, then Marjorie (mcmommy) [photoblog.com] shared an interesting link on Facebook about head shots and for some crazy reason I decided to try it out (on myself). Was a long, tiring session with many frustrations and many shots. Hopefully, I won't feel the need to do that again for a long time, but at least I have a new avatar ;))

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Linda 8 years, 11 months ago

Love all your images Marsha - Beuiful

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Maud - Normandie - France 8 years, 12 months ago

Ah j'aime la 2 en noir et blanc, je pense que c'est celle qui vous ressemble le plus !! ce n'est guère facile de se prendre en photo soi-même ; je n'aime pas non plus ; quelquefois lorsque mon "brushing" est parfait, je me décide à me prendre en photo pour avoir un nouvel avatar, mais c'est toujours très difficile de choisir !!!

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Sandra Vermeulen 8 years, 12 months ago

Wow, that last portrait is so nice!!!!

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Pandka 9 years ago

Wow! Beautiful!

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Natalie 9 years ago

well they turned out pretty good for me....#3 yes very good indeed. You look really pretty : )

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Christa 9 years ago

These are such great portraits of a dam good looking women!! I guess that from this moment on you will have much more male friends here on PB :)))) I like the last one, but also shot 2 is very good and makes you look more natural. Well done work here.

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Maz 9 years ago

VERY beautiful portraits....very beautiful indeed! :-)

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Gonia 9 years ago

coming and coming again - very, very pretty!

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Ray King 9 years ago

You did really well, and the subject ain't bad. Great lighting. I put off the self portrait until after the hair plugs. Haha

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Ibrahim 9 years ago

you and your works always beautiful. excellent :)

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Lisa Charbonneau 9 years ago

Exellent portrait , all of them! Congrats,

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Miclaud 9 years ago

I like #2 and 3 :)

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Masoud Ahmadpoor 9 years ago

Amazing Marsha :)

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Julie Adams 9 years ago

Very Nice portraits! I like 3 the best!

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Chossid 9 years ago

You look great and 3 is wonderful!

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Dunja 9 years ago

So beautiful captures of your portrait !!!!

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Péter Somogyvári 9 years ago

Lovely !

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Farideh_Homam 9 years ago

Nice posts.these are very beautiful.

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Neil Rosenberger 9 years ago

I'll take door #3 !! Great Job !!

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Finbarr 9 years ago

WOW!! stunning portraits ,

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Marina 9 years ago

.nice set ,#2 is relly great!!

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Mike Meliska 9 years ago

Beautiful portraits....

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Art Bee 9 years ago

I especially like the the last one Marsha. Self portraits are an adventure. I think it's one of the most difficult photographs to take. You have done a good job on this one. Lovely lady you are too.

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Riyaz 9 years ago

Last one is brilliant!

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Gonia 9 years ago

beautifull done Marsha! you are so pretty woman! congrats for the result!

9 years ago Edited

I love doing my portraits by never get pleased hahaha but I like the fun with it :)
I think you did great and they are wonderful. The third shows your beauty in smile and eyes :)

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Rob Gant 9 years ago

Beautiful Marsha Great Self Portraits, I Too Hate Doing Self Portraits

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Sara G 9 years ago

I love #3..beautiful you :-)

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Mark 9 years ago

Great set for the challenge! I love the angle shot on # 1 and 3! And on # 2 I love the catch light in the eye and sharpness on the eye!

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Jeff Cornish 9 years ago

Marsha, you have gone where most women would never go! Great job! You look maaaaaaaaaaaaavelous!!!! :) I have had to delete countless shots of ladies who hate their own image. I like #2 best, but you look fantastic on every one!

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Moira 9 years ago

Great ones very pretty of you I really like the B& W the other two look too much like posing IMHO.

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Sherij 9 years ago

I like the last one. It really shows more of what the video was about... You were a brave soldier and I commend you for that hi-5 to you. I just couldn't stomach the idea of me getting in front of any camera plus I am in need of a hair cut like you wouldn't believe!! Well done Marsha well done!

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Felecia Eby 9 years ago

justfeels? Crap.

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Felecia Eby 9 years ago

I love 'em ALL! How can I tell you which one I like the most?? If I absolutely HAD to choose, I'd say 2 because I sense it's more "you." I don't know why. I guess because watching your photography and the things you post, it just [b]feels[/b] more like you. Well, to me anyway.
Anyway, as you know I don't like doing portraits of any kind- self or otherwise. But I'll work on it too!
GREAT JOB MARSHA! and HAPPY FRIDAY!!
:o)

9 years ago Edited
Larry Nelson 9 years ago

I like the "Doris Day" effect in #1, but the last is my favorite. Very attractive lady!

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