If you were reading my blog throughout the week, I mentioned that this weekend's Self Portrait Saturday theme would be EYES.
During all of my self picture taking, I've found that my own comfort in front of the camera comes from my eyes. When you're focusing on what your eyes are doing, they seem to overpower everything else and help the rest of your body convey your emotion. I hope I explained that right and made sense!
With my shots, I went a little heavier on the eye makeup and lighter on the rest of my face to draw attention to my eyes. Dark makeup just works in photos. Try swapping your brown eyeshadow with a black shade in photos and you'll see the difference!
Here are my shots:
Third one is kind of creepy to me but I'm happy with how the others turned out! I used my same 50mm I use for everything, set up a floral backdrop, and set myself across from a window. I used a handmade reflector to bounce some of the light back on me thanks to Julie's tutorial!
Things I learned:
- Using a reflector is great and helps even out the lighting
- When I think about my eyes, I think less about other facial features, which can be a good thing because I tend to stiffen up when thinking about other parts.
- Photoshop is my BFF for blemishes. As I mentioned earlier this week, my face is at it's absolute worst right now in the hormonal breakout department, so obviously I had to fix that before frightening you all away. I'll probably do an easy tutorial on here soon about how to get rid of spots and blemishes, yes? I always say, if something doesn't add anything to a photo, or even takes away from it's overall feel, get rid of it!
One of my favs from last week's linkup:
Lauren was so FIERCE in her photos! Seriously, the confidence was booming. That's what this is all about, people!
Time to grab your cameras and play along! Show me those gorgeous EYES! Don't forget to grab this button and add it to your post :) I want other people to see it and play along! Spread the self portrait love!