Sunday, April 19, 2009

I Heart Faces, Self-Portrait




Maneuvering an SLR camera around in one hand to take one's self-portrait is no easy feat but I did manage, after about sixty-seven shots, to get my face in it! I also was trying to obtain a sketch-like quality to this photo.

Be sure to go on over to I Heart Faces so you can finally see the faces of the women (and men too) behind the lenses!!

23 comments:

Rebekah said...

I love the sketching effect! It's hard trying to hold a big camera in one or two hands to get a good picture of yourself!

QzakGirl said...

Love the effect!

Annette said...

Yes, balancing a camera in one hand while trying to look all natural and beautiful is not an easy task. Well done oh natural, beautiful one!

American in Norway said...

Very neat, I love the effect (I am going to try that next time! : )

April said...

Wow...what a cool picture! Great job!

The Real Life Fairy Tale Princess said...

I got lucky with my el-cheapo camera, easy to take a self portrait. I can't imagine trying to manage a big camera. I'd be terrified of dropping it! Great pic. Did you do that with ink sketch? I love it!! GREAT JOB!!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

This is a cool pic, Dot. I'm chuckling a bit at how many tries you took before getting this one. My photo session ended without getting a good shot, so I'm going to try again later. I'm thinking I may just use my trusty point & shoot for this assignment though.

theArthurClan said...

This was the one time I was wishing that I had a point-and-shoot camera. It was so hard to get a good shot with the big, heavy one.

Love the sketching effect beautiful lady. :) Really unique and clever.

~Angie
co-founder of I ♥ Faces

Adrienne in Ohio said...

LOL, you are not an airhead. I'm going to try it.

EL at Through My Own Lens said...

This is so unique! Thanks for sharing! And...I love that all of your family has freckles! I used to love my freckles when I was little, but they seem to have faded as I've gotten older!

Phatchik said...

That's a good shot, Dot! LOL! I slay me!

I like the neat effect you used. What program did you use to make the edits?

Thanks for lovely comment on my blog!

Dughallmor Beagles said...

You did a great job with this, I really love it!
Kisses for the furkid xx

Kidd Family said...

whoa!! cool editing! so original.
great job finally getting yourself in the frame. turned out great!

Christina said...

Cool editing effect! I decided to enter with the same self portrait I used for a recent 365 shot. :) My point and shoot was enough of a challenge. You got a good picture of yourself!

Michele said...

The sketch effect is really cool. I love sketching by hand and this is something that looks quite similar... very nice.

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

How fun! I love that you got creative:-) Good to see your face!

Amy
Co-Founder
I Heart Faces

Life with Kaishon said...

Lovely as can be : ). I think you are adventurous and so much fun!

This DVM's Wife's Life said...

That is very cool!
I have yet to do my self portrait! You did great though!

drewmark19 said...

Look at you being all creative! This is a fun shot, and you are too cute!

Penelope said...

What a cool effect! This is really a great self-portrait!

Catherine said...

Great editing. I love the effect it had!

Mommy Kandra said...

I wouldn't have thought to use the sketching effect...it looks great!

Kim said...

The sketch effect that you have here is just too cool! I love your picture!

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