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Exercise in Self Portraits

[Re-posted from my previous blog, Apr. 2017]

Recently I had to take some self portraits for a class. Like most photographers I rather be behind the camera then in front of it and this time was no different. I struggled a lot with the notion of taking my own photo and then having to judge it as a client. It was an exercise of both my patience and self-esteem as a photographer and a person. I did have creative control and got to boss around my friend who helped me stage the photos which made the process a little easier. But I still didn’t relish in the idea of taking my own photo in a professional matter. I did get a chance to play with the canon remote view app which was fun and something I’ll definitely start using more regularly, but probably not for any more self portraits.