THIRTY DAY SELF PORTRAIT CHALLENGE
This challenge was super hard! I recently purchased the “A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book" to get inspired when taking pictures! I used to always be taking pictures, and now I rely too heavily on just using my phone camera and "Instagram or it didn’t happen" (which all these photos encapsulate unfortunately :( ). One of the challenges in the book is to take a picture of yourself for thirty days. The rules require you to take the photo yourself, and it has to be of yourself. I broke this rule once; I didn’t take Day 13.. but it’s hard to take a picture of yourself shooting a bow! I started to really struggle from Day 20! It’s horrible having to try and take a nice, Internet-worthy picture of yourself every day! And I think you can tell.. those pictures aren’t my best!
My favourite picture is Day 18, Halloween, where I dressed as Faith from Mirror’s Edge! It was really fun getting ready with my sister, doing make-up and sorting out wigs! Day 1 is a close second, I really like the colours and the patterns, even though I was miserable (I was waiting in the rain for almost an hour)! There’s a number of photos I’d class as my least favourite but I don’t HATE any of them. They’re not great, but I tried, right? The image quality is pretty terrible in a lot of them, much to my chagrin. But I used my phone camera, so I wasn’t expecting beautiful and crisp images.
I think I’d like to do this challenge again in the future. I really like doing photo challenges (I’ve previously done three Project365’s), and see in the future whether I’ve improved in taking photos. I’d even like to start using my proper digital camera and have considered investing in a new, high-quality camera. But before I do, I need to know I’d use it! I think next time I will just use square images as well. Trying to keep the pictures as rectangles looks hideous..
I think I need to take a break from looking at my face for a while.