Need a Bit of Help

I hate photos of me, admittedly.

I need a bit of help picking which of these three I should post. This is after about 18 shots I took, my foot using the thingie you squeeze to take a shot… you know what I mean. I don’t know what it’s called. Hard to work with your foot, by the way.

The album is here:

Thanks for your help. Am I the only one who hates having their picture taken but loves taking pictures?

written by kevinhodur on 2013-04-08


  1. avola
    avola ·

    No certainly not .... take picture No2:-)

  2. stratski
    stratski ·

    Yep, I'd say nr. 2 as well.

  3. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    as the same, no.2.

  4. asharnanae
    asharnanae ·

    Self portrait No.2 has the most positive feel, looks relaxed yet focused. The angle of the face and body is also more pleasing compositionally. So yep, I agree, no.2.

    And the squeezy-thingy is a 'cable release' :) and no, not so easy to use with your feet. :D

    I actually don't mind having my photo taken, though I don't generally think that many photos of me are particularly flattering, and I am consistently mostly crap at taking happy looking self portraits ( I tend to have 'look up my nose'-itus, an oddly greenish skin tone and a rather overly toothy smile ) but I am a little better at more moody/contemplative shots.

    In general terms, good portrait photography (like most photography) stems from clever use of lighting, colour and composition, But also from capturing some form of character or expression. I have invariably found that a vivid contrast or harmony of colour in the background can help to give a portrait more impact, especially if is it mirrored in accents in the foreground/subject.

    But whatever we do, self portraiture will always have is peculiar difficultly's :)