I take a lot of self-portraits. First, photos of people tend to be a lot more interesting than photos of just about anything else. I’m a person, so that counts. Plus, I’m always around. I also think posing myself has helped me a lot in figuring out angles, shadows, etc. for photographing other people. Still, it does make me feel a bit narcissistic.
When I first started doing this, I only showed the pretty photos – the ones where I thought I looked good.
But that gets boring really quickly. Now I find myself making all kinds of ridiculous faces at myself and at the camera. To get the image on the right here, this scene took place:
George: “What are you doing in there?”
Me: “I’m laughing so the photo looks natural.”
Is this a waste of time? Am I totally ridiculous? I guess I’ve answered that one too.