52 Weeks Of Photo Challenges

A theme based photo blog

38. Selfie

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I’ve needed to do a new head shot for awhile now. But I’ve made a bunch of excuses why NOT to do it.
1. I didn’t want to waste all the time is would take me and not get several uses from it. If I did it before August 1st I wouldn’t have been able to use it as a theme.
2. I’ve been trying to grow my hair out… But as anyone knows, hair can go through a lot of ugly stages before it gets to an “ok, finally” stage. That explains why I have been wearing it in a pony tail for awhile now!
3. I have 1 business card left.
4. I have had to apologize to the last 2 people I handed a business card to because it looks nothing like me on said business card.
So today I finally did it. I set my camera on my tripod, unpackaged my new wireless remote trigger (thank you Liesel Walsh for recommending a good one), curled and puffed my hair and propped a mirror on the wall across from me.
This is as good as it gets…. I’m sitting in my Indiana t-shirt and sweat pants now. And the florida humidity has already flattened my hair. I will probably still get funny looks when I hand someone my business card. Oh well, I tried!Mindy Towns

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Author: Mindy Towns

Hi, my name is Mindy Towns, I live in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Along with several friends I have been participating in a weekly, theme based, photo blog since August 2012. Each year we receive a new list of 52 themes. We then post a photo each week that fits one of the themes along with a brief description about why we feel the photo fits the theme. Over the years I have learned a lot about my camera, new photography technics and also a lot about my fellow bloggers. I've peeked into their homes, met their families and traveled to exotic places through their photos. This year I am challenging myself further by trying to become even more creative in my posts. I found the cutest little Playmobil person complete with a camera and a little dog. She is going to be my little personal assistant over the coming months. I'm going to use many of the photo skills I have learned from participating in the photo challenge along with some new photoshop tools I have been practicing. I hope you will continue to follow my blog as I change things up a bit this year. Perhaps some of you will raid someones toy chest or toss something cute into your Target shopping cart and get a little silly with me. If you want to see examples of my grown up photography please visit one of my links listed on this blogs home page!

30 thoughts on “38. Selfie

  1. Very nice … I would kmow you anywhere.

  2. Good job. At least you accomplished something worthwhile today. I napped! LOL

  3. I really like how sincere you look in this photo. You look like someone that anyone would like to get to know!

  4. Ooh la la! Lovely pic, Mindy! 🙂

  5. Best selfie photo I have ever seen, doubt mine will look that professional! 🙂

  6. Nice one! You should have taken a photo of the “set up” too … That would have been interesting!

  7. Ooh yessss! I suspect best selfie of 2015/15!!!!

  8. This selfie is pretty generic! I think there will be some pretty creative selfie posts before the year is over! Google, ‘creative selfies’ and see what pops up in the images. You might have to cover your eyes for a few… :-/ But in general there are some pretty creative ideas there. If I didn’t need new business cards I would have done something totally different! You don’t need fancy editing programs either. Look in the app store. You can do some cool things to a phone selfie with just an app!

  9. Your hair looks terrific, and the selfie is great. Not easy to do!

  10. This gives new meaning to a selfie…..I’m totally intimidated. BTW, great hair color.

  11. What a lovely picture. Your business card will be in demand.

  12. I recognized you, and you look good to me. But here’s a little something I’ve discovered – your hair will never do what you want it to do. If you decide to grow it out, every one will tell you how much they liked the way you looked with short hair, if you cut it people start asking why you did that when it was just starting to look good. I think you get the drift…

  13. absolutely beautiful! I love this photo of you!

  14. I should be so lucky to have such a great selfie! Woo! You got that one out of the way and nailed it!

  15. That is one super-sharp selfie; I did a little pixel-peeping on your eyes, and you have a technical tour-de-force there. I have to ask, though, was the cat’s-eye effect intentional?

    • The catchlights are just the reflections of the reflectors… I didn’t do anything to them post. Maybe I should have brought them down a little bit. Food for thought, thanks Wesley.

      • Oh, I was thinking that you might have arranged the reflectors specifically to get the cat’s-eye look. Which, by the way, I like; a subtle suggestion of otherness comes into the selfie that way.

  16. Nice to meet you, Mindy. great selfie.

  17. Very nice pix of you Mindy. I did not realize it was a selfie. It looks professional!

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