Day 11 of A’lil HooHaa’s 20 Days of Chill
Today’s prompt is: Selfie Nation
I’ve always liked taking selfies, even before I got my iphone I would put my DSLR on tripod and timer, then I simply guessed what the selfie photo result would be like. Admittedly it was a lot harder to get what I wanted without the live view from mobile phones.
I often don’t like photos of myself taken by other people. I think it’s because I’m difficult to photograph. When I take photos of myself I like to be able to manipulate the lighting, angles and exposure to suit my face. I also like to have full control over how I appear in images.
I think people generally use photography to capture memories and moments with close family and friends. I do this to some extent, but this is not the main reason why I do photography or take selfies.
When I take photographs I like to express how I feel. I like to tell a story and show the world through my lens in a conceptual way. However I can’t and don’t do this with every photograph I take as it depends on how my images are going to be used and what purpose they’re intended for. I also feel that sometimes my images lack the presence of a person, or that element of a human connection. I could ask friends to model for me, but I’m the only one who knows what I want to portray. Taking selfies also gives me the opportunity to experiment with self expression and to practice photographic techniques.
Lastly but not least, I enjoy taking selfies as they make me laugh.
📸 ❤️ 😄