Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Self Portraits

I have some more cute pictures from the other day at the park but I thought I would give you a break from my boys for a day :)

I hate self-portraits- really hate them. I think it is because I am so much cuter in real life then in pictures. Not in a conceited way- I am just really not photogenic. I am uncomfortable in front of the camera, pictures are always taken at a bad angle,I feel like a dork smiling at the camera...in general I just look like a goober. It's so funny that I can make other people comfortable in front of the camera but not myself.

I am trying to get over this and one week am going to assign myself to doing a self-portrait a day. I really am going to challenge myself to get out of the box for some fun pictures....first I have to master on focus with self-portraits though. I struggle with that.

My husband did take a couple pics of me though...he was so funny he kept turning the camera at an angle-like a huge angle. I asked him why he was doing that and he said "It's all about angles baby" He was getting a little too into it...he didn't do bad though especially for low light outside with a slower SS. I put it in AV mode for him:
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Here is one I took myself earlier in the day when my makeup wasn't as worn off so it looked a bit better....still goobery though :)

Don't you love my fake half smiles? Lol- I seriously feel like a dork smiling at the camera...I just need people to take my pictures when I don't know they are there or I am distracted.
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And just to throw this out there- if you havn't seen the movie Hotrod watch it- hilarious.

24 comments:

Tera Fraley said...

I think it looks great. We are all our own worst critics.. but I def know what you mean.. the mirror says Im cuter.. but the camera? no way!! LOL- good to SEE you! And smile girl!

Reds said...

I think your pics look great! both the ones your husband took and the one you took! Nice seeing you!

Val said...

You look very pretty. I feel you on not being photogenic though! I hate myself in photos, 9 times out of 10.

Stacey said...

Great photos! I actually prefer the first set... IMO, you look prettier with less makeup.

Anonymous said...

Cute photos! I agree with Scrapper88 - we're our own worst critics. I think the photos are cute. And I love your tat!

Becky said...

I think most of us hate photos of ourselves. You certainly shouldn't; you are beautiful. I'd love to see a big ole smile on your face though. :-) Your DH did a great job with the angle.

Sharon said...

I'm not sure you could get much cuter, you look great!

Margaret said...

I think you look great! I hate to be the one in front of the camera, too! But you shouldn't feel that way!

pakosta said...

you are super pretty!
you are too self critical~!
he needs to make you laugh so you can look natural. tell him to say something FUNNY for you to laugh at!!!
you're gorgeous though!
tara

Jason said...

Great shots! I really like the B/W conversion on the last one.

For Over 29 Years... said...

I think these are great. You have awesome hair and beautiful skin! Definately your self protratit is worth taking.

Michelle said...

i think you both did a great job! you are so cute--you look really familiar too. so nice to finally "meet" you!

Donnah Ciempka said...

I think you look great - my fave is the black and white. I really hate photos of me - I think we are our worst critics.

Mandy said...

I think you are beautiful. I love them all! You have the best hair color! Is that natural. I could never get color like that. :(

And your lips...I know that seems weird, but I love them. They are so perfect.

Jess said...

WELL.... I don't know what YOU see but I think you are STUNNING! Seriously! I always hate pics of myself too though, so I understand. I always think I look dorky or it's a bad angle or I am smiling weird or I have my eyes open too wide... I always have something to nit-pick about myself. When we get together we should make a point to take some shots of each other!

OK, off to add Hotrod to my Netfliz cue. :)

pat said...

Nice shots--I think your DH did a great job! Do any of us EVER like our own photos???

Shawna said...

Your hubby did a great job! You look great.. I think we all hate self-portraits, they seem so unnatural!

Emily Weaver Brown said...

I think you are gorgeous but I know what you mean I always hate the way I look in photos.

Amy said...
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Amy said...

Very nice! I think these are great, the second one is my favorite! :)

Tori said...

look at you! You look great.... definitely not "goobery" at all! :) i hear you about feeling silly smiling at the camera. this is why i'm rarely in front of it! :)

mel said...

I think they look great! props to your hubby for getting into it and great job on the self portrait!

Suzy said...

These are Beautiful!

Angie Moses said...

has anyone ever told you that you remind them of Drew Barrymore? I think you pics came out great!

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