Last Friday of the month is the Photo Exercise post!
The idea is this, I’ll post an exercise and provide a place to upload a link to your photos for the following month. So, you will have until the end of the next month to post your photo(s). The exercises will mostly be “mommy based” but you don’t have to be a mommy to play! The exercises will be based on some being posted for Me Ra Koh’s Soar Sisters (which includes yours truly). I’m hoping these will help you learn a few skills as well as help me stretch & grow!
So, let’s get started!!
Photo Exercise #2 (August)
This exercise will focus on YOU, in your self portrait. Eww – I know, right?! But sometimes to learn, we have to stretch beyond what’s comfortable.
You will take TWO Self Portraits. One image will have you in the photo. The second one will be an object that symbolizes you. Both Self Portraits are meant to document where you are in your life journey. When you think about the present season of your life… How do you feel? Are you excited, afraid, alone, content, searching? What colors are you wearing? If we saw your true insides, what would they look like right this moment? What object would symbolize this time in your life? What angle would you shoot it from and why?
How can you get this done? Well, you can do this exercise in different ways. You can either set your camera on a counter top or tripod and use the self timer to photograph yourself. Or, you can collaborate with someone you trust. I’ve done Self Portraits where I set the timer, but I often like to work with a trigger release. Or you can have a loved one help you. Doesn’t really matter, what does is your honestly to yourself in the assignment. A Self Portrait, much less self reflection, isn’t easy – but you can do! You SHOULD do it!
The assignment may take you all month or it may take you 1 afternoon. My hope is that you see how photographs capture a moment in our lives. YOU are the significant part of that moment. We may not realize where we are in our lives at that particular moment, are we where we want to be? Are we who we were created to be? But we can express that moment in a photograph.
You have until the end of August to post your 2 shots … and remember, this Photog Exercise deal is still new to me so it may take a few assignments for me to make it all go smoothly! Have fun!
Upload a link to your photos below via Linky Tools or email 2 photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org (please put Assignment# in subject) so I can upload them for you. Feel free to use the ‘comments’ to add any additional story to your photos.
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