Self-Portraits <3 Photos included :)

Posted: December 24, 2011 in No Photography
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I am truly getting ready for this new year in terms of my photography…I want to create more personal pieces that bring so much joy to my life! It’s so funny because I very rarely create light and airy self-portraits, perhaps because I tend to create them when there is something dark going on in my life that I choose to bring forth through a photo. One of my very first self-portraits I did when I was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia and Sjogren’s syndrome. The pain was unbearable and I remember using an Emily Dickinson quote to describe it…(click on the quote below)

Pain has an element of blank; It cannot recollect When it began, or if there were A day when it was not. It has no future but itself, Its infinite realms contain Its past, enlightened to perceive New periods of pain.~Emily Dickinson

That was when my love for self-portraiture began, it was such a release to create something that validated what I was feeling. I healed myself a tiny bit that day…there were other reasons why I chose self-portraiture. Looking at other artists such as Brooke Shaden (she was just starting out), Bethy and Melanie to name a few; gave me the inspiration I needed to get over the fear of being in front of the camera. Doing this type of photography also helped me get over the fear of looking horrible in a photo. I never photographed well and so when I figured out I could make myself look the way I wanted and be happy with it, it was a win win situation. So now onto the story behind this latest sp…It has been a crazy week with the emotions related to my mom’s situation. Again I felt the need to release something…fear, frustration and the haze that was suffocating me. Hence, the name “Pulled from this Haze.” I am including the sooc photo, one middle photo and then the finished product.

I hope you all like it…comments are welcomed 😉

And just for Dennis…

Camera Nikon D700

Exposure 0.077 sec(1/13)

Aperture f/2.2

Focal length 20mm

Iso 200

Have a great Christmas Eve! ❤

  1. Dennis Dorr says:

    Thanks for the information, Sandra! It’s nice to see the process too! Blessings!

    • sandyrn3 says:

      You’re welcome! I know the settings aren’t the greatest but I don’t fuss too much with them unless I want to achieve a certain effect. That’s the reason why I do these because I can toss the rules right out the window 😉

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