Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pieces of Me

I was searching for a photo challenge I could participate in this year. With my work schedule I knew most wouldn't work and I'd give up a few weeks in because I couldn't fit it in, but when I saw Urban Muser's In the Picture Challenge I knew I'd found just the thing.

Not only will the challenge keep me focussed on taking photos and improving my skills, it will force me to do something that scares me - take photos of myself and share them. I've seen other self-portrait ("selfie") challenges out there and have been intrigued but also terrified at the thought of participating. But I've decided it is time to overcome that fear.

Every couple of weeks there will be a prompt for a self portrait - I'll do my best to capture something and then work up the nerve to share it here. Twenty-six photos in a year - even I should be able to keep up.

The first prompt, pieces of me, let me ease myself into the project.

Selfie 12.1.12

At the very least this project will at least help me learn had to use the timer on my camera!

My hands feature prominently is this week's photo, which had me humming an old Dido song, Take My Hand.
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9 comments:

Dorian Susan said...

Hey Jamie-I'm also jumping in on this. A couple nights ago I was trying upside down shots on the couch. Guess I'll have to find a different venue for that.
Looking forward to having fun with you on this. Nice bling.

Suki said...

love the pieces of you.
You can even get a remote of your camera to help with that time :)
Have fun in that challenge.

Nicole said...

Love your statement ring! But don't you miss the days of working in your pj's, istead of having to get all dressed?

Angie Willis said...

Fascinating challenge - can't wait to see how it progresses.

~Kristina said...

I'm excited to see which pieces you're going to photograph. Cheers!

Cindy said...

love it and your ring!

The Felix Family said...

That is my exact fear too. It's very rare that I post a picture of myself. I am sure i will egret it someday when I don't have very many pictures with my kids and I. Maybe I should take up a challenge like this also. I Am excited to see your pictures...and I love your ring!!!:)

Clare B said...

So glad to hear that you're joining in on this too Jamie, can't
wait to see what you come up with.

blue elephant photography said...

love your ring! and i'm sure your selfie will be wonderful, you are gorgeous inside out :)

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